From 1990 to 2010 I had the privilege of holding Birmingham's Chair in Mission. During this period of time I contributed, through teaching, research and publishing, to establish missiology as an academic discipline and keep the name of Birmingham on the map as a central place for the study of World Christianity. About 45 PhD theses (many of them published) were successfully defended under my supervision. I will continue with the supervision of a number of research students and I intend to be research-active as an emeritus professor. I am currently working on a project tracing the theological consequences of Christianity's encounter with Aboriginal thinking in Central Australia.