Find a supervisor
Researchers listed below are qualified to supervise at all levels from Minor Thesis to research Masters to PhD, unless otherwise indicated. Note that the research area Theology includes Lutheran theology.
You are not restricted to the supervisors listed below. Contact ALC Research to discuss finding a supervisor from another University of Divinity college or another university or theological college in Australia or overseas.
BA GradDipEd(Sec) MEd MA(Theol) PhD
Director of Research
In her role as Director of Research, Michelle is responsible for supporting higher degrees by research at ALC and working with LCANZ agencies to develop and carry out specific research projects.
Research areas: Gender and Sexuality, Psalms, Shame, Feminist Theologies
BTheol BA(Hons) PhD GradDipEd CertIVTAE DD(hon)
Vice Principal, Senior Lecturer in Theology, Course Advisor
In 2007 Stephen commenced at ALC as Lecturer in New Testament and Pastoral Studies. From 2008 to 2021 he held a senior leadership position as Dean. He continues to serve as Vice Principal (2010–) and senior lecturer.
Research areas: New Testament Backgrounds, Historical Jesus, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Human Sexuality, Ecology, Theological Education, Integrative Learning
BA MDiv PhD
Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Coordinator of Biblical Studies
Stephen is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at ALC and teaches across the New Testament field and koine Greek. His research and scholarly writings focus on the formation of the gospel tradition (especially narrativity and memory in the gospels), ancient Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), and Pauline theology. He also has interests in hermeneutics, biblical theology, and the doctrine of Scripture.
Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology
BA BA(Hons) PhD
Emeritus Professor, University of Divinity
Wendy is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and known internationally for her research on early Christian preaching and the life and works of the eastern church father and preacher John Chrysostom. Her research currently embraces two additional strands: the reception of Greek medicine in Christian thought in Late Antiquity; and the root causes of religious conflict and radicalisation in both past and present.
Research areas: Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Homiletics, Liturgy, Sociology/Psychology of Religion, Church History
BA+MA [equiv.] PhD
Director of Research, Research Supervisor, Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Anna is Director of Research at ALC, responsible for ensuring the excellence and quality of research at the College. She is also Lutheran Theological Journal Co-Editor and serves as Lecturer in Biblical Studies.
Research areas: New Testament, Early Christianity, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology
BA GradDipEd(Sec) GradDipTh(Ed) GradDipBus(Acc) MEdSt EdD GradCertEd(HighEd) CertIVTAE
Dean, Lecturer in Education, Coordinator of Education Studies
Merryn teaches units in the programs for pre-service and in-service teachers and is the Dean of the College.
Research areas: Education, Educational Theology (Minor Thesis only)