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Niamh Colbrook


I completed my BA (Hons) (2013-2016) and MPhil (2017-2018) degrees in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge. 

My MPhil dissertation focused on constructing a theological approach to Anorexia Nervosa in dialogue with the theological anthropology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. My PhD research continues to develop these interests through a theological discussion of the bodily practices associated with eating disorders, in dialogue with Augustine of Hippo's account of embodiment. I draw on contemporary research into eating disorders from various disciplines including psychology, anthropology, history and feminist studies. 

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Research Interests

Theological anthropology 

Pneumatology and charismatic theology  

Theological approaches to embodiment 

Theology and mental health 

Intersections between theology and psychology 


Constructing a Theological Approach to Anorexia in Dialogue with Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Seminar delivered as part of the Sutton Trust Summer School at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, August 2018.

The 'Anorexic Voice' and the Voice of God: Constructing a Theological Approach to Eating Disorders - Lecture delivered as part of a year 12 study day at the University of Cambridge, July 2018.





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