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Celia Deane-Drummond

Director, Laudato Si’ Research Institute and Senior Research Fellow in Theology, University of Oxford

Celia Deane-Drummond is Director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute and Senior Research Fellow in theology at Campion Hall, University of Oxford.

She graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and obtained a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading University prior to two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia and Cambridge University. She subsequently took up a lectureship in plant physiology at Durham University prior to turning her attention more fully to theological study, obtaining an honors degree in theology and then a doctorate in systematic theology from Manchester University.

From 2000 to 2011, she held a professorial chair in theology and the biological sciences at the University of Chester, and was Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences that was launched in 2002. In May 2011 she was elected Chair of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment. She was editor of the international journal Ecotheology for six years from 2000 to 2006. From July 2009 to July 2010 she was seconded to the spirituality team at the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD), working explicitly in the area of environmental justice and climate change.

Before taking up her current post at Campion Hall, she was professor of theology from 2011-2019 and director of the Centre for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing from 2014-2019 at the University of Notre Dame. She also co-edited the Journal Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences from 2014-2023. She is currently a Trustee of the International Society for Science & Religion and Vice President of the Science & Religion Forum.



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Christ and Evolution: Wonder and Wisdom (Theology and the Sciences) (Theology & the Sciences)

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Seeds of Hope: Facing the Challenge of Climate Justice

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Genetics and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics)

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Creaturely Theology: God, Humans and Other Animals

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Creation Through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology

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Wonder and Wisdom: Conversations in Science, Spirituality, and Theology

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The Ethics of Nature

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Eco-Theology

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Ecology in Jurgen Moltmann's Theology (Texts & Studies in Religion)

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