Jolyon Mitchell MA MA CertTh PhD
Professor; Communications, Arts and Religion
Prof Mitchell's research and teaching focuses on: Peacebuilding, Violence & Communications; Film, Religion & Ethics; Media, Religion & Culture; Theology, History & the Arts; and Media Ethics.
Educated at Cambridge, Durham, and Edinburgh Universities, Jolyon Mitchell worked as a producer and journalist for BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 before he was appointed to the University of Edinburgh. As Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues he directs a number of research projects and helps to host a wide range of public lectures and events.
He has supervised over a dozen doctorates and supervised well over 100 other postgraduates. Many of these completed doctorates have been published as books or articles. His former students now work in a wide range of countries including Ghana, Nigeria, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Tuvalu, Germany, Canada, the USA and the UK.
Prof Mitchell is a regular broadcaster and he has given numerous invited lectures around the world including at the Gregorian University in Rome, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of the Philippines, the University of Sydney, the University of Tehran, the Theology Faculty at Butare, Rwanda and the Vrije University in Amsterdam as well as all over the UK, Ireland and different parts of North America.