I am a doctoral researcher in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University researching the politics of religious freedom in Australia.
As a Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, I most recently served for 15 years as the National Director of UnitingJustice Australia, the Church’s national justice policy and advocacy unit.
I’m a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director (GAICD) and currently serve as a non-executive director of the Board of the Australian National Development Index (ANDI), the project to develop a wellbeing index for Australia.
I’m a past Chairperson of Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia and was the founding Chair of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce. I was a long-standing member of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), one of the four advisory bodies of the World Council of Churches and a previous non-executive director of the board of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).
A long time ago I used to work in publishing as a senior book editor and I’ve also been a Chaplain at MLC School, Sydney.
The views expressed in this blog are personal.