Professor Robin Gill

Emeritus Professor of Applied Theology


Professor Robin Gill is Emeritus Professor of Applied Theology. He was previously the first holder of both the Michael Ramsey Chair at Kent and the William Leech Research Chair at Newcastle. 

Robin has published extensively in sociological theology, the sociological study of churches, Christian and religious ethics, and health care ethics.

Academic appointments:

  • 2011-14: Professor of Applied Theology, University of Kent.
  • 1992-2011: Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology, University of Kent.
  • 1988-92: William Leech Professorial Fellow in Applied Theology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • 1987-88: Senior Lecturer, Department of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, University of Edinburgh
  • 1985-88: Associate Dean, Faculty of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
  • 1972-87: Lecturer, Department of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, University of Edinburgh
  • 1971-72: Lecturer, Anglican Theological College, Papua New Guinea.

Named lectureships:

  • 1990: John Coffin Memorial Lecture, University of London.
  • 1992: Prideaux Lecturer, University of Exeter
  • 1994: New College Lecture, University of New South Wales
  • 1998: Charles Gore Lecture, Westminster Abbey
  • 2002: Select Preacher, Oxford University

Church appointments:

  • 1997-98: Theological Consultant to the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops
  • 1993-2006: Chair of Archbishop of Canterbury’s Medical Ethics Advisory Group, Lambeth Palace
  • 1992-present: Honorary Canon, Canterbury Cathedral
  • 1988-99: Member of Archbishop of Canterbury’s Theological Advisory Group, Lambeth Palace

Other appointments:

  • 2009-present: Council member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics
  • 2003-6: Chair of British Sociological Association’s Study Group of Religion
  • 2001-present: Member of Medical Research Council’s Stem Cell Steering Committee
  • 1999-present: Member of BMA Medical Ethics Committee
  • 1996-98: President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics
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