Academic Staff

Dr Thom has over ten years’ experience in secondary education and forty working in the tertiary sector, ultimately specialising in Theology and History. She has worked in four universities, three in Australia and one in the United Kingdom, the highlight of which was teaching at Heythrop College, the Divinity faculty of the University of London first for twelve months in 1987/88 and as a Visiting Scholar on two other occasions, working in collaboration with Jesuit staff.

Dr Thom has taught Studies of Religions at Sydney University and had a great deal of contact with people of many religious traditions, especially Islam. Her major area of interest is in Celtic culture and spirituality and her Doctoral research was on Irish Monasticism (6-8 Century) which had a strong basis in the consciousness of the Celtic nations.