Curriculum Vitae


Research Director, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion
Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College
University of Oxford

Faculty of Theology and Religion
University of Oxford Gibson Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6GG

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BA Merton College, Oxford University (Physics), First Class Honours, 1988
(with a special commendation for experimental work)
MA Merton College, Oxford University (Physics), 1991
DPhil Merton College, Oxford University (Physics), 1991
PhB Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (Philosophy), 2000
STB Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (Theology), 2003
PhL Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (Philosophy), 2005
PhD Saint Louis University, United States (Philosophy), 2009

MInstP Member of the Institute of Physics, 1993
CPhys Chartered Physicist, 1993


Joint Attention and the Second-Personal Foundation of Aquinas's Virtue Ethics (2009)
A Study of Leptonic Decay Channels at the Z-Zero Resonance Peak (1991)


£0.70M, “God, Philosophy and Science,” 2009–14
£0.34M, “Science and Religion in Latin America,” 2011–13
£0.01M, “Science and Religion, VIth Latin American Conference,” 2011
£1.40M, “Special Divine Action,” 2014–16
£1.18M, “Science, Philosophy, Theology: Capability Building in Latin America,” 2015–17




Research Director, Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford University, 2009 –
Acting Director, Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford University, 2010 – 2011
Associate Research Fellow, The Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, 2010 –
Member of the Theology and Religion Faculty, Oxford University, 2009 –
Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, 2009 –
Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, 2005 – 2009

Recognitions and awards

St Albert the Great Lecture for the Centenary of Providence College, US, 2016
St Thomas Aquinas Lecture, Dominican House of Studies, Kraków, 2016
St Thomas Aquinas Lecture, Charles Borromeo Seminary, Cleveland, 2015
James Collins Award, Saint Louis University, 2008
Exhibition Scholarship, Merton College, Oxford, 1985
ICL (International Computers Limited) Industrial Sponsorship, 1984

Teaching in philosophy and theology

DPhil supervisor, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University, 2015–
External examiner in Theology, Heythrop College, London, 2014–
Dissertation supervisor, Theology BA, Oxford University, 2010–2012
Tutor, MST in Science and Religion, Oxford University, 2009–2010
Lecturer, Science and Religion paper, Oxford University, 2010
Tutor, Farmington Fellowships, Harris Manchester College, 2009–2010
MA course writer and tutor, Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, 2010–
Teaching Assistant in Philosophy and Ethics, Saint Louis University, 2005–2009

Experimental particle physics

Research Student, Department of Nuclear Physics, Oxford, 1987–1990
Project Leader, muon detector online software, DELPHI project, CERN, Geneva, 1989–1990

International conferences convened (or co-covened)

San Antonio, Symposium, “Special Divine Action,” American Academy of Religion, 2016
Salvador da Bahia, “The Brain, the Mind, and the Human Person,” 2016
Galapagos, “The Origin and Meaning of Life,” 2015
MIT, “Science and Personal Action: Human and Divine,” 2015
Oxford, “The Human Difference?” 2015
Oxford, “Special Divine Action,” 2014
Oxford, “Evolution and Historical Explanation: Contingency, Convergence, Teleology,” 2014
Oxford, “The Second-Person Perspective in Science and the Humanities,” 2013
Rio de Janeiro, “Science and Religion, VIIth Latin American Conference,” 2012
Oxford, “Persons and their Brains,” 2012
Oxford, “The Evolution of Morality and the Morality of Evolution,” 2011
Mexico City, “Science and Religion, VIth Latin American Conference,” 2011

Other responsibilities

Principal convenor, Ian Ramsey Centre public seminars on science and religion, Oxford University, with 85 academic speakers and >150K views on social media, 2009–2016


Itautec Philco S.A., São Paulo, Brazil, 1994 – 1998

Business Consultant, Electronics Export Division, Itautec Philco S.A.
Business Consultant, European headquarters (Banctec Informatica S.A.), Lisbon
Director, Itautec Consultancy Services Ltd, United Kingdom

Smith System Engineering Limited, United Kingdom, 1991 – 1994

System Engineer, on an IT procurement project for the British Cabinet Office
System Engineer, geographical information systems research for Military Survey
Project Manager, market testing for the UK Computer and Telecommunications Agency
Project Manager, digital map standards for the UK DRA Flight Systems Division
Project Manager, digital map standards for the International Hydrographic Organisation
Project Manager, procurement requirements for the CATT virtual reality system


Television and radio interviews

BBC1, The Big Questions, “Is there any evidence for God?” 15 January 2012; “Should we have faith in science?” 6 April 2014; “Is there life after death?” 1 June 2014
BBC Radio Scotland and Channel 4 News, April 2010; BBC Jersey, 11 Nov 2011; Jamaican Radio, 28 Feb 2012, on a range of science and religion questions
Eternal World Television Network, EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacha, on a range of issues regarding faith, science and catechesis, 27 April 2011

Public lectures and presentations (select examples)

King's School, Taunton, 20 Oct 2016; Evangelium Summer Conference, UK, 30 Jul 2016; World Youth Day additional meeting, Cracow, Poland, 26 Jul 2016; Notre Dame University Workshop for Catholic High School Teachers, 23 Jun 2016; Class, St Stephen's House Anglican Seminary, Oxford, 3 Jun 2016; Headteachers Conference, Shrewsbury Diocese, UK, 28 May 2016; Academy Conference for Teachers and Exam Boards, Oxford, 22 Apr 2016; Palace of Westminster: Advisory Group in Education in Schools, 23 Mar 2016; Colgate University (US) study group visiting UK, 15 Mar 2016; Manchester Methodist Central Hall, 26 Feb 2016; Academy Conference, Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, 12 Feb 2016; Academy Conference, King's School, Taunton, 5 Feb 2016; Academy Conference, Town Hall, Oxford, 1 Feb 2016; Royal Institute of Philosophy, 27 Jan 2016; Academy Conference (for headteachers), 3 Dec 2015; Texas A&M University, 18 Nov 2015; Faraday Insitute Seminar, Cambridge, 3 Nov 2015; Oscott Seminary, 13 Oct 2015; Leeds Cathedral, 7 Oct 2015; Diocese of Clifton Sixth Forms, 2 Oct 2015; Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, 30 Jun 2015; King's School, Taunton, 5 Jun 2015; Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, 30 May 2015; Bishop Thomas Grant School Aspire Programme, 22 May 2015; National Catholic Medical Association, 16 May 2015; St Charles Borromeo Seminary, Cleveland, 18 Apr 2015; Ampleforth College, Yorkshire, England, 19 Mar 2015; St Peter's Church, Hatfield, England, 22 Feb 2015; University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 17 Feb 2015; St George's Catholic College, Southampton, England, 13 Feb 2015; Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, 31 Jan 2015; Oscott Seminary, Birmingham, 11 Nov 2014; Temple Society, Rugby School, England, 3 Nov 2014; AGM Shrewsbury Primary Headteachers, Mercure Hotel, Chester, 25 Sep 2014; Highgate School, London, 11 Jun 2014; St John the Evangelist, Effingham, Surrey, 9 Jun 2014; Our Lady's Abingdon, 15 May 2014; Winchester College, 13 May 2014; Academy Conference for Gifted and Talented Students, London, 12 Apr 2014; Catholic Clergy Retreat, Thorneycroft Hall, England, 23 Mar 2014; Warwick University Catholic Society, 24 Feb 2014; Parishes of Uckfield and Heron’s Ghyll, Sussex, 4 Jan 2014.

Before 2014: Keynote presenter on science and religion in schools, at a meeting for over three hundred head teachers at Oscott College, Birmingham, July 2012; “Faith, Science and the Human Person,” public lecture in the series Faith Matters, opened by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Westminster Cathedral Hall, 6 Nov 2012; “God, Philosophy and Science,” London Oratory, June 2006, presented at thirty other schools, colleges and institutes.


The Venerable English College and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, as a seminarian of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, England, 1998–2004; deacon, ordained 2004; priest, ordained 2005

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