Rev. Dr Andrew Pinsent
BA PhB STB PhL MA PhD DPhil
The Rev. Dr Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University, and a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England. At Oxford since 2009, he has been a member of the Theology Faculty, a Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College, and a Principal Investigator for more than $6M of research grants involving scholars in more than a dozen countries.
Formerly a particle physicist on the DELPHI experiment at CERN, Dr Pinsent has degrees in philosophy and theology and a second doctorate in philosophy. A major theme of his research is second-person (I-you) relatedness in science, philosophy, and theology, incorporating insights from autism and social cognition to ‘second-person’ accounts of moral perception and character formation. His printed work covers a number of areas including virtue ethics, neuro-theology, science and religion, the philosophy of the person, insight, divine action, and the nature of evil, and he is author or co-author of over thirty publications.