Dr Cecelia Clegg (BD MSc PhD)

Honorary Fellow, Practical Theology and Convenor of Theology and Ethics Subject Area


I am a practical theologian with a strong interest in the theme of reconciliation, in particular how to help individuals and communities to learn to live positively with differences of religion and culture.

I have a background in theology and psychological counselling; my doctoral work was in the area of theological anthropology and reconciliation.

Before coming to Edinburgh I was a member of the staff of Trinity College Dublin (Irish School of Ecumenics), where I taught 'Conflict Transformation' and courses on Religious Sectarianism.

I have worked as a conflict transformation practitioner in areas marked by intra-Christian violence in Northern Ireland and as a facilitator in local congregational or regional church settings in Britain and Ireland.

I specialise in helping Christian churches and groups to vision/re-shape their ministry and to transform their conflicts.

Since coming home to Scotland, I have begun to explore the theme churches as reconciling presences.



Research summary

Reconciliation, Religion, and Conflict

Conflict Transformation

Theology and Practice of Ministry

More information about research projects by Dr Clegg are available on her Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.


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