Dr Bethany Sollereder

Lecturer in Science and Religion

Contact details



New College
Mound Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2LX

Post code


  • Office 2.10
    New College

Postgraduate teaching

Teaches on the MSc in Science, Philosophy and Religion.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am open to enquiries for PhD supervision.

Research summary

Bethany received her PhD in Theology from the University of Exeter and an MCS in interdisciplinary studies from Regent College, Vancouver. She specialises in theology concerning evolution and the problem of suffering. Her current work is about the theological possibilities and human vocation in the light of irreversible changes in ecological degradation.

She is also interested in the intersection between pscyhology and faith, particularly how different appraoches to theology can affect people's experience of suffering. This interest lead to the publication of "Why is There Suffering? Pick your own theological adventure" (Zondervan 2021), the first pick-your-own-ending theology book. Dr Sollereder is working on a wider reasearch programme in what she has called "Compassionate Theodicy".