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Dr Justin Thacker

Honorary Research Fellow - theology and missiology
Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Justin Thacker is the Just Scripture Advisor for Christian Aid and an adjunct lecturer and consultant for Cliff College. Previously, he served in various senior roles at the College, including as BA Theology Programme Lead and as Academic Director.

His first career was as a medical doctor, training in paediatrics. He worked in Kenya as a paediatrician before becoming a healthcare manager and embarking on theological studies. He was formerly the Head of International Operations for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Head of Theology for the Evangelical Alliance, Executive Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission and leader of Church Action for Tax Justice. His most recent book is Global Poverty: A Theological Guide (SCM Press, 2017).

His main research interests are Theology and International Development, and Public Theology. He is married with three children and supports Arsenal.

You can find Justin's blog here, and find him on Twitter @drjthacker.



University of Edinburgh Medical School; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene


London School of Theology; BA Theology


King's College London; PhD Theology