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Dr Cathriona Russell Dr Cathriona Russell

Dungannon and Beresford Assistant Professor in Theology

e: cathriona.russell@tcd.ie
t: +353 1 896 3493/896 1297

Academic Degrees / Qualifications

  • 2006, PhD, University of Dublin, Trinity College
  • 2000, BA, University of Dublin, Trinity College
  • 1990, MAgrSc, University College Dublin
  • 1988, BAgrSc, University College Dublin

Research Interests

Theological Ethics, Science and Religion, Research Ethics, Ecology, Medical Ethics, Theological Anthropology.

Departmental Responsibilities

Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning

Head of Junior Sophister Year

Website editor

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate
JF Eras and Classical Authors
JF Religion in Public: Great Speeches & Great Images (co-taught)

SF/JS Theological Cosmology & Anthropology
SF/JS Theological Hermeneutics

SF/JS Great Controveries in the Histories of Monotheism (co-taught)
SS Theology and Environmental Ethics

Postgraduate
MTh Christian Thinking About God
MTh Theological Hermeneutics
MTh Cosmology, Anthropology and Church

Recent Publications

Books

Ethics for Graduate Researchers
Russell, C. & Linda Hogan & Maureen Junker-Kenny (eds.), Ethics for Graduate Researchers: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Oxford: Elsevier, 2013)

Autonomy and Food Biotechnology in Theological Ethics  (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009).

Journal Publications & Book Chapters

"Theology and Termodynamics: turn-of-the-century cosmologies, 1850-1920" Approaching Religion (2017) 7:2, 66-68 https://journal.fi/ar

"Environmental Ethics, Technology and Nature-Romanticism" in Green Values, Religion & Secularism: moving beyond the Enlightenment division between science and religion. (Dublin, 2017) https://www.greenfoundationireland.ie/

"Demography, Poverty and Planetary Boundaries in Laudato Si" in McDonagh, Sean (ed) Laudato Si': An Irish Response. Essays on the Pope's Letter on the Environment (Dublin: Veritas, 2017) http://www.veritasbooksonline.com/laudato-si-an-irish-response.html

"Reconciliation between Blame and Lament" in Heffelfinger, K. and McGlinchey, P. Atonement as Gift: Re-Imagining the Cross for the Church and the World (Paternoster: Milton Keynes, 2014) pp. 24-30

“Environmental Perspectives on the Genesis Flood Narrative” in Silverman, J. Opening Heaven’s Floodgates: The Genesis Flood Narrative, its Context and Reception (USA: Georgias Press, 2013). pp. 461-486

Russell, C. and O'Neill, D. "Ethicists and clinicians: the case for collaboration in the teaching of medical ethics" in McDonagh, E., McNamara, V. An Irish Reader in Modern Theology: The Legacy of the Last Fifty Years. Volume III: Medical and Bio Ethics (Dublin: Columba Press, 2013), 25-30.

Russell, C. and O'Neill, D. "Developing an ethics of competence, care and communication" in McDonagh, E., MacNamara V. An Irish Reader in Modern Theology: The Legacy of the Last Fifty Years. Volume III: Medical and Bio Ethics (Dublin: Columba Press, 2013), 31-34.

“Environmental Perspectives in Research Ethics” in Russell, C. & Hogan, L & Junker-Kenny M. (eds.), Ethics for Graduate Researchers: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Oxford: Elsevier, 2013) pp. 209-226

“Burden-Sharing in a Changing Climate: which principles and practices can theologians endorse?” Studies in Christian Ethics (2011) 24: 1 pp. 67–76

Russell, C. and O’Neill, D. (2009) “Developing an Ethics of Competence, Care, and Communication”. Irish Medical Journal, Editorial March 102 (3).

Book Reviews

'Realities are Greater than Ideas' Doctrine & Life, vol. 65, no. 9, November 2015, pp. 56-62

“A Theology of Love”, by Werner G. Jeanrond Doctrine and Life 60:6 (2010) pp. 54–59.

“Is there a Christian Case for Assisted Dying? Voluntary Euthanasia Reassessed, by Paul Badham”. Search: A Church of Ireland Journal 32 (2) (2009) 148–150.

Selected Conference and other Presentations

 

"World Population; can the world sustain human population growth" BBC Ulster: Everyday Ethics, July 2017. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058v0wx

"Realities are greater than ideas; Laudato Si' and environmental ethics" SMA Summer School, June 25th 2016, Dromantine, Co. Down

"Creation, capability and care for our common home" Ecology, the Bible and Ethics March 14th 2026, Trinity Long Room Hub

"Laudato Si': theological, ethical perspectives" Presentation Sisters Ecology Initiative, Milltown Park, Dublin 6. September 19th 2015

"Urban Sustainability, Capabilty and Laudato Si". Capability and Catholic Social Teaching Colloquium, Ghent, Belgium, 27th-29th August, 2015.

Reflection on “Do This in Memory of Me”  49th Glenstal Ecumenical Conference, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick, June 2012

“Burden-Sharing in a Changing Climate: which principles and practices can theologians endorse?” Theological Reflections on Climate Change: Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Cambridge 3–5th September 2010.

“Autonomy, Stewardship and Subsidiarity as Ethical Criteria for Sustainability”. In the Currents of History: From Trento to the Future. Second International Conference of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. 24–27th July, 2010, Trent, Italy.

Professional Networks

CAFOD Theological Reference Group

Volunteer Tour Guide, Chester Beatty Library

Management Committee, Mount St Anne's, Retreat & Conference Centre.

 

 

PhD, Masters and Undergraduate dissertation supervisions

Publications pre 2009

Contact

Room 5011, Arts Building
t: +353 1 896 3493
e: cathriona.russell@tcd.ie


Last updated 18 December 2017 cathriona.russell@tcd.ie (Email).