My research interest is early Jewish–Christian relations, focussing particularly on biblical exegesis and the origins of mysticism. My PhD research, involving a range of Jewish and Christian mystical writings about the heavenly temple, has been published by OUP as Gregory of Nyssa’s Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts.
I teach biblical studies, early Jewish–Christian relations, and the development of mystical theology for The Queen’s Foundation; Woodbrooke Quaker Studies Centre; Birmingham Church of England diocese; and Oxford University Department of Continuing Studies. I am a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, Salisbury. For six years I taught biblical Hebrew in the Department of Theology and Religion.
I am actively involved in Jewish–Christian dialogue, and am Chair of Birmingham Council of Christians and Jews. Through a range of popular writing, I aim to make academic scholarship accessible. For example, I write Bible and sermon notes for the ecumenical magazine Roots, which provides liturgical resources for the weekly lectionary.