Dr Pete Jordan

Director of Grants and Research and Director of Studies in Science and Religion


BEng (QUT), PhD (Cornell), MDiv (Duke), PhD (Queensland)

Pete is responsible for grant-funded programs at SCIO. At present he co-directs the Supporting Structures program, which is funded by grants from the John Templeton Foundation and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust.

Pete holds PhDs in physiology, biophysics, and systems biology from Cornell University, and in religious studies from the University of Queensland. His research focuses on how Christians make sense of and relate to cultural practices and pursuits (such as science) from the early modern period to the present. He is the author of Naturalism in the Christian Imagination: Providence and Causality in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press), and has published articles in The Journal of Religion, Zygon, Theology and Science, Science and Christian Belief, and elsewhere.

Previously Pete was Research Fellow in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. Before that he was Research Coordinator in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, where he served as an external Program Adviser to the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

Pete is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the International Society for Science and Religion.

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