Our Team

  • Pastor Dr Titus OlorunnisolaResearch Associate

    Although a relatively new researcher Titus brings to the CRA a wealth of cross-cultural knowledge and a depth of theological insight.  He pastors BethelLife Church, is an Adjunct faculty member at both Alphacrucis College and the Australian College of Ministry, and has worked as a researcher at both Whitley College and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe.  In addition, Titus is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Action Research Centre Ltd which engages both researchers and industry partners in dialogue about social inclusion.

    Areas of expertise: 1. Migration and labour mobility.  2. Social justice (inc. development).  3. New religious movements.  4. Social transformation.

  • Rev Dr Philip HughesSenior Research Fellow

    Philip has spent most of his professional life researching the sociology of religion.   He has a particular interest in the spiritual and religious dimensions of culture and their expression in organisations. Not only was Philip the founding Director of the CRA, being for 31 years its Senior Research Officer, but also worked for 11 years at Edith Cowan University.  Philip is also an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Divinity and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference National Centre for Pastoral Research. He currently holds a Professorial-level position with Alphacrucis College, specialising in research methods and post-graduate supervision.  Impressively, Philip has written more than 60 books and hundreds of peer-reviewed articles.

    Areas of expertise: 1. Religion, society and culture.  2. Wellbeing, values and meaning-making.  3. Research methods.

  • Dr Bob DixonSenior Research Fellow

    Bob was the Foundation Director (retired) of the Pastoral Research Office of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and remains an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Divinity. Bob has co-authored numerous publications about the demography of the Australian Catholic community, aspects of Catholic belief and practice, and the make-up of Catholic parishes.

    Areas of expertise: 1. Catholic life in Australia.  2. Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.