BA, BTheol(Hons), PhD
Robert Myles is a New Testament scholar from New Zealand who is resident in Perth, Western Australia. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Wollaston Theological College from July 2021 and is accredited as a lecturer with the University of Divinity.
Robert holds a PhD from the University of Auckland, where he received the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis. Prior to his current appointment, he held full-time teaching and research positions at the University of Auckland (2015-2016) and Murdoch University (2017-2021).
Robert’s research focuses on the historical formation of the early Jesus movement and the socio-economic realities of first-century Palestine. He is widely published in historical Jesus studies, Gospel studies (particularly Matthew), and on the ideological contexts of contemporary New Testament research. You can find out more about his current and completed research projects at his personal website.
Robert is an elected member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
In his full-time role at Wollaston Theological College, in addition to university teaching, Robert contributes to the educational and formation programmes of the Anglican Diocese of Perth, including teaching and training events for both lay people and the ordained.