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KLC Research Fellows

KLC has different categories of Fellows. Note that some of our categories are still under discussion. Below you will find profiles and important links for our KLC Fellows. We will be updating this page regularly as new Fellows are inducted.

DR BRUCE ASHFORD

Senior Research Fellow

Bruce Riley Ashford is a professor, speaker, columnist, speech writer, and political consultant. He is a columnist for First Things Magazine and is the author or co-author of nine books, including The Doctrine of Creation (IVP, 2020), The Gospel of Our King (Baker, 2019), Letters to an American Christian (B&H, 2018), One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics (B&H, 2015), and Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians (Lexham, 2015). You can find out more at bruceashford.net.

DR DAVID LARSEN

Senior Research Fellow

For 25 years (1990-2015) David founded and managed an award-winning international consulting company, servicing the hotel industry in which his clients represented over 3,000 four and five stars hotels in 106 countries. After retiring, David completed a PhD in Theology at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, UK, in 2020, advancing placial hermeneutics and the mission of place. Craig Bartholomew was his external examiner. David has been married for 42 years, has three children and eight grandchildren.

DR JENNY TAYLOR

Research Fellow in Communication, Media and Journalism

Jenny is our Research Fellow in Communication, Media and Journalism. She specialises in religious literacy and pioneered religious literacy in journalism. She has a doctorate in religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and has been published many times in academic journals and the mainstream and on-line media including the Guardian, the Times and, in translation, the European press. Her books include Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in ‘Secular’ Britain with Lesslie Newbigin and Lamin Sanneh (SPCK 1998 and Wipf&Stock 2005), and A Wild Constraint (Continuum 2008), an extended essay on contemporary sexuality.

DR SUE HALLIDAY

Research Fellow in Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Dr Sue Vaux Halliday recently retired as Professor of Marketing and Head of Department, after a career in business and academia. She publishes in internationally excellent academic journals on service innovation, relational branding and sustainability. She is honorary Research Fellow at KLC, and served as Acting Director, KLICE during Craig Bartholomew’s writing leave summer 2019-summer 2020. She serves on the Boards of IVP, SPCK and the Jubilee Centre, Cambridge. She also serves on the International Scientific Advisory Board of a Swedish universities collaborative research project into mainstreaming sustainable consumption niche practices.

DR JOHN WYATT

Senior Research Fellow

John is a doctor, author, speaker and research scientist. His background is as a consultant neonatologist and academic researcher focussing on the mechanisms, treatment and prevention of brain damage in newborn infants. He is now engaged in addressing new ethical, philosophical and theological challenges caused by advances in medical science and technology. He is also fascinated by the issues raised by rapid advances in AI and robotics, and the interface between cutting-edge science and Christian faith. John’s academic title is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at University College London. He is also a senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge. He worked as a paediatrician specialising in the care of newborn babies at a leading neonatal intensive care unit for more than 25 years. Through his clinical experience he became increasingly aware of the ethical maelstrom caused by advancing technology and contentious debates about the nature of humanity at the beginning and end of life. He has now retired from frontline medical practice and is focussing on the ethical, philosophical and theological issues raised by rapidly advancing technology.

DR RICHARD BAUCKHAM

Senior Research Fellow

Richard is a biblical scholar and theologian. His academic work and publications have ranged over many areas of these subjects, including the theology of Jürgen Moltmann, Christology (both New Testament and systematic), eschatology, the New Testament books of Revelation, James, 2 Peter and Jude, Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, the relatives of Jesus, the early Jerusalem church, the Bible and contemporary issues, and biblical and theological approaches to environmental issues. Until 2007 he was Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He retired early in order to concentrate on research and writing, and moved to Cambridge.

REV DR SUSAN BUBBERS

Associate Fellow

Susan grew up on the Space Coast of Florida, loving science and the beach. After serving a short time in the secular profession of Systems Analyst, she was called into ordained ministry as an Anglican Priest. Alongside hands-on parish ministry, she continued academic interests including a post-graduate degree in Anglican Studies, a DMin in Spiritual Formation, and a PhD in Sacramental Theology. After serving in a number of parishes and universities, she has served as the Dean of the Center for Anglican Theology since 2012. Her published books are in both the academic field of Eucharistic Theology, and the practical field of Pastoral Care. She continues to write in both arenas for the Church and for the Academy. As the vision statement of the Center says, she is committed to keeping faith deeply rooted in Scripture, and keeping study deeply rooted in faith. She is also committed to practical applications of Scriptural spirituality, including issues of stewardship and animal welfare.

DR FRED HUGHES

Associate Fellow

Fred has been married to Viv since 1971. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. In the 1970s when working with UCCF Fred's interest in relating Christian belief to education increased. In the 1980s this took a particular focus while he was Director of Stapleford House Education Centre, in Nottingham. He was on the staff of the University of Gloucestershire 1985-2005 and completed a PhD exploring what people mean when they speak of 'Christian Education' (published by Paternoster in 1992). In 2005 he left the University staff as he was appointed Associate Pastor at Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham. Though not now employed he continues to be involved in pastoral care.

DR DEREK SCHUURMAN

Associate Fellow

Derek Schuurman worked as an electrical engineer for several years and later completed a Ph.D. at McMaster University in the area of robotics and computer vision. He has taught computer science at both Dordt College and Redeemer University and is currently professor of computer science at Calvin University. He is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and has written about faith and technology issues in a variety of publications. He is the author of the book Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology published by InterVarsity Press.

DR DARIA BORISLAVOVA WHITE

Associate Fellow

Daria has 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health counseling, social work, and peacebuilding. Her work has been focused on individuals who have experienced personal and communal, current and transgenerational trauma, understanding cultural and individual barriers to, and resources for resilience. In her research and approach, she uses restorative justice and peacebuilding frameworks integrated with mental health counseling theory and practice. The populations she has worked with are ethnic minorities in the Balkans; refugees; domestic violence and sexual assault survivors; immigrants; the homeless. Daria received the Women and Gender Studies Feminist Scholarship Award at James Madison University for her work with Bulgarian elderly women and the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University for her dissertation research on joy and awe in four countries. Dr. White is a native of Bulgaria and since 2014 – an American citizen.

DR ANDREW WHITE

Associate Fellow

Andrew White holds a Ph.D. in English from Washington State University (2003) and has held faculty positions at Wheaton College, the American University in Bulgaria, and Eastern Mennonite University. His research interests include early American literature, early modern English literature, spiritual life writings, and Balkan studies. Andrew recently completed an M.Div. (biblical studies) and is seeking ordination in the Anglican Church in North America (Diocese of Christ Our Hope). He currently resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, but is a native of the “evergreen” Pacific Northwest.

DR ROBERT TATUM

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Robert Tatum is the Cary Caperton Owen Distinguished Professor in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His teaching and research traditionally concerned international and development macroeconomics, supported in part through a Fulbright-Hays Award to Brazil. In recent years, he has begun exploring a new area of scholarship in theology-oriented economics-supported policymaking. Publications in this line of research can be found in the Journal of Markets and Morality, Faith and Economics, and the Journal of Economics, Theology, and Religion. Complementing this new scholarship, Robert has developed an interdisciplinary course on "Morality and Material Progress" with support from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities. Along with KLC, he considers one of his intellectual homes to be the Cambridge-based Association for Christian Economics. In his free time, Robert loves spending time with his wife and two children and enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors through hiking and trail running.