Dr Rosalind MacLachlan

Department of Theology and Religion
Research Fellow, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing

Contact details

Room 228, ERI Building
Pritchatts Road
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Rosalind MacLachlan is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing working on the ERC funded project The Earliest Commentaries on Paul as Sources for the Biblical Text (COMPAUL)


  • PhD in Classics, Cambridge University (St John's College) 2006
  • MPhil in Classics, Cambridge University (St John's College), 2001
  • MA(hons) in Classics, University of St Andrews, 1999
  • Graduate Diploma in IT, University of St Andrews, 2005


  • Graduate Linguistic Skills - Beginners' Latin, S1 & S2


Pauline Commentaries Project - COMPAUL

  • Investigating the biblical text in the earliest Greek and Latin commentaries on the Pauline Epistles and the role of these commentary texts in later writings.

Vetus Latina Johannes Project - VLJ

  • Preparing a new critical edition from manuscript and patristic citation evidence of the Old Latin translations of the Gospel according to St John, for both electronic and print format publication. 
  • AHRC-funded Research Fellow, 2008-2011
  • Electronic Edition:  www.iohannes.com/vetuslatina/



  • P.H. Burton, H.A.G. Houghton, R.F. MacLachlan and D.C. Parker (edd.), Vetus Latina. Die Reste der altlateinischen Bibel. 19. Iohannes.  Freiburg: Herder, 2011-