I am Senior Lecturer in Theology and Practice at the University of Roehampton. I studied theology at the University of Edinburgh and then undertook doctoral work at the University of Cambridge. Previously I was Assistant Professor in Theology and Ministry in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University (2017-18) and Tutor in Systematic Theology at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham (2012-17). I am the Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Theology, Honorary Research Fellow at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham (2019-21), and part of the editorial board of the Christian doctrine series published by Grove Books.

I have published in the area of theology and practice, including 
Karl Barth on Prayer (T&T Clark, 2015), Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2018), and The Grammar of Grace: Readings from the Christian Tradition (Cascade Books, 2019). And I convene the Research Group in Theology, Religion and Practice here at Roehampton.


  • 2008 MA 
  • 2009 MTh 
  • 2013 PhD (Cantab.)
  • 2019 FHEA

Research interests

Broadly speaking, I work in the area of systematic theology. More specifically, I am interested in the relationship between Christian doctrine and spiritual practice. Following my doctoral work, I have retained an interest in the life and work of Karl Barth. This includes putting together a volume on his spiritual writings for the Classics in Western Spirituality Series by Paulist Press. Other research commitments include co-editing The T&T Clark Companion to Christian Prayer, co-authoring a book on glorification with David F. Ford, and beginning work on a contemplative doctrine of creation provisionally entitled Contemplating Creation.

Research projects

Professional affiliations

  • British and Irish Association for Practical Theology
  • Society for the Study of Theology
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Karl Barth Society of North America.

Research outputs

  1. Why Barth Needs Merton

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. The Grammar of Grace: Readings for the Christian Life

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  3. Theorizing the (Anglican) lex orandi: a theological account

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. Most Read Article

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Colin Gunton Memorial Prize

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