Dr Karen O’Donnell To Head Sarum College’s Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

Sarum College is pleased to announce the appointment* of Dr Karen O’Donnell as Coordinator of the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality at Sarum College.

Dr O’Donnell is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology, spirituality, and pedagogy.

In this role, Dr O’Donnell will oversee Sarum College’s thriving MA in Christian Spirituality programme, which attracts a range of students from different faith traditions.

She will also support the development of the Centre’s other learning opportunities, including a programme of innovative short courses exploring various aspects of spirituality.

Sarum has a long-established reputation for excellence in the area of Christian Spirituality. Its MA in Christian Spirituality, established in 1999, was the first of its kind and continues to offer a unique programme of studies in this field.

‘I am delighted to be joining such a vibrant and exciting learning community,’ Dr O’Donnell says. ‘I look forward to working with such outstanding colleagues at Sarum College.’

‘Sarum College is thrilled to welcome Karen, who will contribute much to our life of learning. She is an experienced teacher, a skilled researcher and writer and has an entrepreneurial spirit,’ says The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College. ‘I am looking forward to working and learning alongside her.’

Dr O’Donnell is expected to be in post 1 January 2019.

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*Confirmation of the appointment is subject to safeguarding checks.

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3 Responses to Dr Karen O’Donnell To Head Sarum College’s Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

  1. Wonderful news.for Sarum College. Congratulations to Dr O’Donnell and best wishes for the future.

  2. Alan Race says:

    Excellent news for the College and Karen herself. Modern Church sends congratulations on this appointment. Let Spirituality go from strength to strength.

  3. This is very welcome news. I look forward to seeing the future programmes. Petra Griffiths. Living Spirituality Connections

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