I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, and have worked in the Department since 2008, before which I was the Anglican chaplain at Hope for five years. I gained my PhD at Cambridge university with a study of the Danish thinker Kierkegaard, and currently serve as Treasurer of the Kierkegaard Society of the UK. My books include Kierkegaard, Language and the Reality of God (Ashgate, 2001); The Inclusive God: Reclaiming Theology for an Inclusive Church (co-authored with Hugh R ayment-Pickard, Canterbury, 2006); Radical Orthodoxy: A Critical Introduction (SPCK, 2007); and Derrida and Theology (T & T Clark, 2009). My most recent publication was a collection, edited with Claire Molloy and Charlie Blake, entitled Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (Continuum, 2012).
My research interests include the possibility for constructive religious thought after the so-called 'death of God' and the philosophical importance of the boundaries we draw between human and animal, machine and organism, flesh and spirit. I am one of the co-facilitators of the Association for the Continental Philosophy of Religion, which has gained a global reputation in organising conferences and publications around cutting edge research themes. I also act as one of the series editors for Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion with Ashgate Publishing. In recognition of my contribution to the field, I am a Fellow of the prestigious Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Patron of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals. I regularly contribute to international conferences and publications. I teach philosophy of religion and philosophical issues around personhood, as well as offering graduate supervision in my areas of expertise.