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Health, Healing and Human Flourishing


Since 2008, HIRS has sought to provide a space for academic research, communication and collaboration on a wide range of issues. At Health, Healing and Human Flourishing, we focus on the theological, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the human person in context to health and flourishing.


Dr Gillian Paterson, Programme Co-ordinator and Research Fellow (
Dr Agneta Sutton, Associate and Visiting Lecturer in Bioethics (

Advisory Panel

Dr Gerald Arbuckle SM, Director, Refounding Institute, Sydney, Australia
Rev Brendan Callaghan SJ, Director of Novices, Birmingham
Dr James McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire, UK
Dr Jill Olivier, Director, International Religious Health Assets Programme, Cape Town, South Africa