My area of expertise is British Methodism, most particularly the life and work of William Edwin Sangster (1900-1960). I regularly organise sessions at the American Academy of Religion in collaboration with Manchester University on Methodist Primary Texts and have given numerous papers at international conferences in the US and UK on Sangster, and have been a guest lecturer at leading American Methodist universities. I publish mainly on W. E. Sangster, with my latest book published in 2018. I am now broadening my research into the area of homiletics more generally. I am in the process of securing funding to make my unique archive of Sangster materials available for wider research. I am Associate editor The Letters of Charles Wesley Vol 2 (OUP), and editor of a forthcoming book entitled The Inventions and Reinventions of Methodism (Routledge).
At Liverpool Hope I am coordinator for the whole MA provision and course leader of the DMin/MMin programme and the the MA by Research. In the postgraduate provision I teach extensively across a range of modules including 'Biblical Hermeneutics in a Pastoral Context', 'Approaching Homiletics: Between Text and Congregation', and 'Pastoral Psychology.' I have a keen interest in Learning and Teaching and often lead and contribute to sessions on classroom practice across the university. At undergraduate level I teach courses in Biblical theology, Christian theology, and pastoral theology across all three years.
Before taking my PhD at Liverpool University I acquired a MA degree with distinction from the University of Manchester. My MA dissertation was an exegetical study entitled 'The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Evidence of Acts' and was externally examined by I. Howard Marshall. I have maintained an academic interest in biblical studies, teaching undergraduate courses at all levels for many years, being an E.E. for St Mary's University in biblical studies (2012-16) and contributing to MA modules which involve the Acts of the Apostles.
I am an experienced External Examiner both at undergraduate and doctoral level, serving as the external examiner for the D.Min programme at Spurgeon's College and the University of Chester.I am an ordained minister in the British Methodist Church and serve as one of the universities three senior pastors, having primary managerial responsibility of the chaplaincy team. I lead, plant and speak at the university's ecumenical liturgical services and function as a guest preacher in local churches of mixed denominations. I have lived in three countries and speak fluent Danish and have taught Danish at FE level for many years.