Director of Research


Professor John McDowell BD (Hons), PhD

Director of Research

+61 (03) 9131 4923

Professor McDowell has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the University of Divinity’s research agenda and strategy, including research training, competitive grant funding, research collaborations, and policy frameworks. A systematic theologian, Professor McDowell has published 3 books and in excess of 30 book chapters and journal articles with a focus on the theology of hope.

Appointed as Director of Research in 2015, he was previously Meldrum Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the University of Edinburgh from 2000 to 2008, and from 2008 to 2014 held the Morpeth Chair in Theology and Religion at the University of Newcastle, Australia.