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Dr Cathy Ross


Research Supervisor

Dr Cathy Ross is Canon Theologian at Leicester Cathedral; Tutor in Contextual Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon; MA Coordinator for Pioneer Leadership Training at CMS (Church Mission Society); and Lecturer in Mission at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. Until 2016 she was the General Secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies. She has previously worked in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda with NZCMS.

Her research interests are in the areas of contextual theologies, World Christianity, feminist theologies and hospitality. She is married to Steve, a GP in Oxford and they have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys tennis, swimming, coffee, travel and watching the All Blacks.


Missional Conversations: A Dialogue between Theory and Praxis in World Mission, ed. with Colin Smith (SCM, 2018)

Mission in Context: Explorations Inspired By Andrew J. Kirk, ed. with John Corrie (Ashgate, 2018)

Mission on the Road to Emmaus: Constants, Contexts, and Prophetic Dialogue, with Steve Bevans (SCM, 2015)

Pioneering Spirituality: Resources for Reflection and Practice, with Jonny Baker (SCM, 2015)

The Pioneer Gift: Explorations in Mission, with Jonny Baker (SCM, 2014)

Life-Widening Mission: Global Anglican Perspectives (Regnum, 2012)

Mission in the 21st Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission, ed. with Andrew Walls (DLT, 2008)

Women with a Mission, Rediscovering Missionary Wives in Early New Zealand (Penguin, 2006)

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