BA(Hons), MA, PhD
Robyn Reynolds olsh spent many years living and working with indigenous Australians in remote communities of the Northern Territory and after ten years as lecturer and Dean of students at Darwin’s Nungalinya College, came to Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne. Robyn has also spent time in South Africa, and more recently in the Philippines and annually since 2016, in Papua New Guinea; seminars have been in the areas of Inter-religious studies and of Spirituality.
Robyn’s Honors and Masters theses focused on the Central Australia Aboriginal language of Arrernte, while her doctoral research (‘Catholic Sacrament engaging with Wadeye ritual’) was done in a Northern Australia context.
Areas of research and teaching have been and are in Religion and Culture, Indigenous studies, Missiology, Spirituality, Religious Education, and Feminist Studies.
Robyn is actively involved with church groups and religious congregations, providing directed group retreats, individual spiritual accompaniment, seminars, and reflection days.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- Australian Association of Mission Studies (Executive Committee Member)
- Australian Journal Mission Studies (Editorial Board Member)