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Dr Oonagh O'Brien

Dr Oonagh O'Brien

Principal, The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology


Office Phone: 01223 741057

Biography:

A theologian whose speciality is ecclesiology and ministry, Oonagh’s research interests span theologies of laity, collaborative ministry, the renewal of Church life and pastoral theology.

Oonagh has wide experience of teaching theology and religious studies, both nationally and internationally.

    Previous roles:
  • Research scholar at the University of Limerick
  • Co-coordinator and pastoral theologian with the Archdiocese of Dublin
  • Facilitator for parishes and dioceses involved in renewal, development and change.

Her publications include Parish Leadership Groups (Columba Press 2001). Her current research is focused on the theology and practices of lay life and lay ministry. She is working on a project to map the development of lay life as a form of discipleship and ministry in the Church in England and Wales.

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