Professor Neil Ormerod

Executive Officer (Research Analytics), Office of the Dean
BA(Hons), PhD, BD, TheolM, DTheol, FACTA

Neil joined the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) at the beginning of 2019, after working at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) for 14 years. He is widely published with 14 books and over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals and over 30 book chapters, with Australian and international publishers. In 2013 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Catholic Theological Association, the first lay theologian so honoured. Previous to his position at ACU Neil worked in various Sydney College of Divinity colleges including the Catholic Institute of Sydney. His theological interests include the Trinity, Christian anthropology (sin and grace), historical ecclesiology and Christology. He is recognised as an expert on the work of Catholic philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan.

His work with the Sydney College of Divinity is to focus on the research culture of the SCD, with a special interest in the research quality of the outputs of SCD faculty members. He works closely with the SCD Research Director Jim Harrison in running workshops and sessions to promote research quality across the various colleges of the SCD.

Currently working on

Neil is currently working on aspects of Trinitarian theology found in the Latin works of Bernard Lonergan, and their applications to a range of theological issues, including ecclesiology, Christology and the theology of grace. This has proved to be a fruit avenue of research resulting in a number of publications on leading international journals. He hopes to brings these strands together in a major book on God/Trinity.


Neil was made a Fellow of the Australian Catholic Theological Association (FACTA) in 2013, the first lay theologian to be so honoured.

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