Educational background: BA (University of Queensland); BA, BA (Honours) and MA (Honours) (University of New England); Diploma in Middeleeuwse Studies (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven); DPhil (University of Oxford).
Honours: Stipendiatin, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung; Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; past-president of the International Association of Patristic Studies; Research Associate, Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria.
Work History: Postdoctoral Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Wetenschappelijke Medewerker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Professor, Australian Catholic University (foundation director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at that institution).
Research and teaching interests: early Christian literary genres, especially homilies, letters, hagiographies, and ecclesiastical histories; mariology; text editions.
Publications: include works on John Chrysostom, Maximus Confessor, Severus of Antioch, Theodoret of Cyrrhus, Sophronius of Jerusalem, Augustine of Hippo; martyr homilies; poverty and welfare in late antiquity; crisis management in late antiquity.
International collaborations: with scholars in UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Georgia, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Russia, USA; co-founder of the Asia Pacific Early Christian Studies Society.
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