Dr Tim Middleton
Tim is a Junior Research Fellow in Religion and the Frontier Challenges at Pembroke College, Oxford. His current work concerns religious attitudes to our contemporary ecological crisis, with a specific focus on Christian ecotheology. He also maintains an interest in wider conversations in science and religion, and the environmental humanities.
Tim completed an MPhil and a DPhil in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis, entitled Witnessing a Wounded World: A Theology of Ecological Trauma, brings ecotheology into conversation with recent work in Christian trauma theology and he has published articles in both the International Journal of Philosophy and Theology and Practical Theology. His initial training was in the sciences—and he also holds a doctorate in Earth Sciences.
He is currently affiliated with the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall. Previously, he served as Editor of the Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society and Communications Officer at the William Temple Foundation—a think tank working on the role of religion and belief in public life. He is an Associate of the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion and regularly leads workshops in schools as part of the God and the Big Bang project.