The activities of the Centre are supported by several academic staff.
Prof Jolyon Mitchell worked as a producer and journalist for BBC World Service and BBC Radio Four before he was appointed to a lectureship at Edinburgh University.
He continues to contribute regularly to different media, providing specialist analysis on topics related to religion and media.
Dr Alison Elliot has a background in academic psychology.
She has wide experience of representing the church in ecumenical and public affairs at a national and international level.
Dr David Fergusson is a Professor of Divinity.
Educated in philosophy and theology, he previously worked for several years as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland.
Dr Alison Jack is one of the Editors of The Expository Times.
She is a Church of Scotland minister whose area of academic interest is the relationship between the Bible, literature and culture, particularly in Scotland.
Dr Michael Northcott is a Professor of Ethics. He taught practical theology at the Seminari Theologi Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur before coming to the University of Edinburgh in 1989.
He is an ordained Anglican Priest, Associate Rector at St James, Leith, and Canon Theologian of Liverpool Cathedral.
Dr Geoffrey Stevenson received his PhD from Edinburgh in homiletics and the development of preachers. Before his study here he was Director of the Centre for Christian Communication at St Johns College, Durham.
He also previously worked for 20 years as an actor, specialising in mime and physical theatre.
Dr Alex Chow is a Chancellor’s Fellow in World Christianity.
His research interests are in East Asian Christian theology, and he is currently researching on the public nature of Chinese Christianity.
Director of the Project on Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace
George R. Wilkes specialises in the application of religious and political ethics to war and peace, both historically and also in new and secular forms of Jewish, Christian and Muslim discourse about the making of war and peace. The Project focuses on all aspects of the relationship between ethics and religion in war and in peace-building, and has ongoing programming focused on military ethics education, truth and reconciliation processes, and the application of ethical discourse in conflict zones from Pakistan to Iraq.
This article was published on Nov 19, 2014