I am Associate Professor in Christian Theology (PhD, University of Manchester, MA, University of Manchester, B.Soc. Sc University of Birmingham). My expertise is in theology, culture and gender in modernity and postmodernity. I have a particular interest in the continuing exchange between contemporary feminist theology and doctrinal strands of Christian theology, and with responding to new perspectives arising in World Christianity and to postcolonial critique of Eurocentrism. Teaching areas include: tutoring a first year group of Christian Theology students; a unit on trinitarian thinking as part of the second year element, God, Christ and Humanity; a third year element, Christianity Since 1900; equivalent components of courses offered in the Network of Hope at Holy Cross College, Bury. At Masters level, teaching includes the modules Negotiations in Christian Theology, and Religion and Gender. I led the Postgraduate Seminar in Christian Theology for 2012/2013.
Publications include: Postcolonial Theology of Religions: Particularism and Pluralism in World Christianity (Routledge, forthcoming June 2013); The British Christian Women’s Movement: a Rehabilitation of Eve (Ashgate, 2002); (ed) Gendering Christian Ethics (CSP, 2012); (co-editor) Sacred Spaces (CSP 2009); (co-editor) Sex, Gender and Religion: Josephine Butler Revisited (Peter Lang 2006); ‘Chapter 25 Feminist Theologies’ in Jim Fodor and Mike Higton (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology (forthcoming Routledge, 2013); ‘Transforming Christian Womanhood: Female Sexuality and Church Missionary Society Encounters in the Niger Mission, Onitsha’, in Victorian Review, 37, 2, (2011); 'Girls And Boys Come Out To Play: Feminist Theology And Radical Orthodoxy In Ludic Encounter' in Lisa Isherwood and Marco Zlomisnik (eds) The Poverty of Radical Orthodoxy (Wipf and Stock, 2012), ‘Thinking “Religion”: the Christian Past and Interreligious Future of Religious Studies and Theology’ Journal of the American Academy of Religion, December 2010, 78, 4,and several other articles and chapters on gender and theology, and women's history.