With a PhD from Cambridge on the theology of joy, John has spent much of his professional life focused on developing best practice within the private (i.e. Christian) Higher Education sector.  In this capacity he has been Dean at Tabor Victoria (now Eastern College Australia), the Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Divinity, and is currently employed as Academic Dean at Stirling Theological College.  John also founded the theological education stream at the ANZATS conferences and is an accredited expert with the Commonwealth’s Higher Education regulator, TEQSA.

Areas of expertise: 1. Theological education and policy.  2. Contemporary preaching and communication.