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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.

Dr Michelle Eastwood

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

Professor Wendy Mayer

BA BA(Hons) PhD
University of Divinity Dean of Research Strategy

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

Dr Merryn Ruwoldt

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)

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Mark Worthing

BA MDiv STM DrPhil DrTheol
Honorary Research Fellow

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Reformation History, Theology and Science, Cultural Studies

Location North Adelaide