DipEd, BA, BTheol (Hons), PhD
Garry Deverell is Lecturer and Research Fellow in the new School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity.
A trawloolway man from northern lutruwita (Tasmania), Dr Deverell is the author of Gondwana Theology (Morning Star Press, 2018) and The Bonds of Freedom (Paternoster, 2008). He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania, the Melbourne College of Divinity, and Monash University (where he completed doctoral studies in 2004). He has held the Sanderson Fellowship and a lectureship in liturgy and preaching at the Uniting Church Theological College as well as the Turner Fellowship at Trinity College Theological School, both within the University of Divinity.
Garry is an international expert in sacramental studies, especially insofar as sacraments intersect with theories concerning the formation of human selves in community. His more recent research has turned towards theologising the experience of Indigenous peoples within and beyond the colonial church.
Garry has taught courses in liturgy and preaching at Trinity College Theological School and the Uniting Church Theological College. He has also contributed to courses in ecclesiology and history at Whitley College and Monash University. This year he will teach a subject introducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to theology through Trinity College Theological School.
Garry has contributed articles to Baptist, Anglican and Uniting Church denominational papers, as well as to Cross Purposes and Zadoc Perspectives.
Garry is a priest of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- Australian Academy of Liturgy (Member)
- The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC) (Member)