Contact Us


President: Emeritus Professor Constant Mews, School of Philosophical, Historical and Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Monash University.

Vice President:  Associate Professor Glen O’Brien, Research Coordinator, Eva Burrows College, University of Divinity (stepping down end 2023)

SecretaryProfessor Katharine Massam,  Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity

TreasurerDr Michael Champion, Associate Director, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University.

Members: Dr Kirk Essary, Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Australia, The University of Western Australia; Dr Leigh Penman, Research Fellow, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University,

Editors-in-Chief, Journal of Religious History: Dr Miles Pattenden and Associate Professor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker (appointed 2022).

Book Review Editor, Journal of Religious HistoryDr Celeste McNamara (appointed March 2021)

Journal of Religious History Editorial Associate, Newsletter Editor, RHA Membership & Webpage Administration Manager: Anna Haunton, University of Sydney (stepping down end 2023). For enquiries relating to the RHA, the Journal of Religious History and the Newsletter, send messages to [email protected]




New South Wales:

Professor Carole M. Cusack
Studies in Religion
Main Quadrangle
Room 605, Brennan MacCallum Building
Camperdown Campus
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Ph: +61 2 9351 6837
Email: [email protected]


Associate Professor Jan Láníček
Associate Professor in Jewish and Modern European History
Morven Brown, Room 367
School of Humanities and Languages, Arts, Design & Architecture
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ph: +61 2 9385 1497 | F +61 2 9385 1251
Email: [email protected]


Outgoing Bronwyn Neil – Incoming Sybil Wong (PENDING UPDATE)
Ph: +61
Email: [email protected]


Dr Robert M. Andrews
Catholic Institute of Sydney for Theology and Ministry
Catholic College of Divinity
99 Albert Road
Strathfield, Sydney, NSW 2135
Email:[email protected]


Revd Associate Professor Glen O’Brien
Research Coordinator
Eva Burrows College
University of Divinity – Salvation Army Australia Eva Burrows College
Melbourne Campus
Ringwood, Victoria 3134
Ph: + 64 3 98475435
Email: [email protected].



Dr Michael Gladwin
Lecturer in History
Editor, St Mark’s Review
St Mark’s National Theological Centre School of Theology
Charles Sturt University
Email: [email protected]


New Zealand:

Professor Emeritus Peter Lineham
Massey University
4 Peel Street, Westmere
Auckland, 1022
New Zealand
Ph: + 64+9-3605595
Mobile: + 64 27-2794461
Email: [email protected]



Dr James A. T. Lancaster
School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Forgan Smith Building (1)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia
Queensland, 4072

Ph: +61 7 336 52099
Email: [email protected]


South Australia:

Dr David Hilliard
7 Samson Avenue
Westbourne Park
South Australia, 5041

Ph: +61 8 8272 9653
Email: [email protected]



Dr Elizabeth Freeman
Senior Lecturer in Medieval European History
School of Humanities
Private Bag 41
University of Tasmania
Hobart, TASMANIA 7001
Ph: +61 3 6226 2294
Email: [email protected]



Dr Kerrie Handasyde (Incoming 2022)
Centre for Theology and Ministry
29 College Cres Parkville 3052
Email: ke[email protected]


Dr Michael Champion
Deputy Director | Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
Australian Catholic University
Level 4, 250 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
Ph: +61 3 9230 8226


Western Australia:

Dr Kirk Essary
Medieval and Early Modern History
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Perth, Western Australia, 6009

Ph: +61 8 6488 6799