BA, BEd, BTheol, STL, STD
Dr Frances Baker RSM is a Senior Lecturer at Catholic Theological College and a religious of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) and the Academic Dean of Corpus Christi College. She is a member of the Department of Moral Theology and Canon Law and the Department of Systematic Theology, and is Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education. She lectures in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Theology from the University of Divinity, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
She lectured in Moral and Systematic Theology at Australian Catholic University (2000-07). She also taught Christian Ethics, Social Justice, and Bioethics in the United Faculty of Theology whilst a staff member of Jesuit Theological College, Parkville (2001-04), and has extensive experience in Catholic secondary education including religious education co-ordination and twelve years as a school principal.
Her main academic interests are Christian anthropology as a source of moral decision making for the Christian, and the Christian moral conscience and its formation.