Lecturer in Religious Education

Lecturer in Religious Education


Katie is a Lecturer within the Department of Education. She is a graduate of the Pontifical University, Maynooth with a PhD in Theology. Prior to her appointment in St Angela’s College, she was an Assistant Professor in Theology in the School of Religion, Trinity College, Dublin. Katie has also lectured, on an adjunct basis, in the Mater Dei Institute of Education, Maynooth University, and Carlow College.

Katie’s research interests include Social Ethics, Political Theology, Feminist Theologies, Contemporary Religious Education, Theological Anthropology, and Fundamental Moral Theology. 

Year: 2020
Publication: “Persistent Gender Inequality: Why Catholic Social Teaching Needs the Capability Approach,” in Integral Development: Capabilities and Catholic Social Teaching edited by Séverine Deneulin and Clemens Sedmack (Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 2020).

Year: 2020
Publication: “Public Theology in the Catholic Tradition,” in T&T Clark Handbook of Public Theology edited by Christoph Hubenthal and Christiane Alpers (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2020).

 Year 2012:
“Nothing is True that Forces One to Exclude,” Maynooth Theological Journal 2 (2012): 7-12. 

Year 2011:
“Towards an Understanding of the Role of Narrative as a Moral Category in the Work of Stanley Hauerwas,” Maynooth Theological Journal 1 (2011): 54-58.

“The Capabilities Approach to Development and the Common Good,” Maynooth Theological Journal 1 (2011): 8-11.

Honours and Awards:

  • TCD Students’ Union Lecturer of Excellence (2014 & 2015);
  • Scholastic Trust Doctoral Scholarship (2013);
  • Leighlin J. Sweeney Scholarship (2011).

Professional Associations:
Irish Theological Association;Association of Teachers of Moral Theology in the UK and Ireland; European Society for Catholic Theology

Reviews (e.g. journal):
Review of On Earth as it is in Heaven: Cultivating a Contemporary Theology of Creation, by David Vincent Meconi, Irish Theological Quarterly, 83, (2), 2018, p182-184.

Review of Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Foundational, Methodological, and Theological Considerations, by Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, Irish Theological Quarterly, 83, (2), 2018, p190-191.