Ministry, and the questions is raises, led me into academic research at Durham University. My MA, PhD and subsequent post-doctoral work have all focussed on the faith of the Millennial generation with whom I have worked for so long. I currently write, speak and consult widely on the content of these findings in academic, secular and religious contexts and have published those findings in a variety of formats.
In addition, I have undertaken freelance research work for a number of religious organisations, including the Church of England. These have particularly focussed on aspects of personal discipleship and ministerial training, but I am open to commissions for qualitative research on a wide range of religious and theological topics.
Ruth was head and shoulders above anyone else as our first choice to contribute at the EA Council on the subject of young adults, mission and church. She embodies extensive academic expertise with passionate, articulate and engaging communication. Both of these were in plain evidence at our gathering, where participants left inspired to make changes in their spheres of influence. Ruth is a much-needed voice and an invaluable gift to the church.Phil Knox, Head of Mission to Young Adults, Evangelical Alliance