Working the Department of Pastoral and Social Studies, she set up and led an MA module on Healthcare and religion.
Within the Heythrop Institute – Religion and Society, she runs two research projects.
The first, in collaboration with Public Health England and other organizations, is designed to develop a methodology for evaluating the role of faith in healthcare, and the implications of that for public health strategy.
The second, in collaboration with other academic institutions, practitioners and development professionals, is an exploration of Catholic approaches to faith, fertility and family.
She was a founder of HARC (The HIV, AIDS and Religion Collaborative). She belongs to the Association of Teachers of Moral Theology, the Catholic Theological Society of Great Britain and the Confraternity of St James. She is a trustee of the Notre Dame Refugee Centre in London, and a member of the Health and Social Care Advisory Group to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. She is a consultant to the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and also, occasionally, to the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP).
She is a member of the Athenaeum Club.