Professor Celia Deane-Drummond graduated with an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University prior to study for a doctorate in Plant Physiology at Reading and Letcombe Research Station (Oxford University). She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Vancouver, Canada and the Biophysics group at Cambridge University, followed by a spell as a lecturer at Durham University. Her attention then moved to a study of theology, graduating with an honours degree in Theology accredited to CNAA followed by a PhD in Moltmann’s theology in the department of theological studies at Manchester University.
After working for a time at the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture in Manchester, she obtained a PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University and began teaching at Chester College in 1994. Her scientific and theological experience have served her well in research activity, and she was awarded a Chair in Theology and the Biological Sciences in 2000.
While the focus of teaching is contemporary theology, Celia has also developed expertise in open learning while at Chester and was director of the MA in Adult education with theological reflection from 1994 to 2001. Her current teaching includes, for example, Introduction to Christian theology, Celtic Christianity, Reformation, Contemporary Theological Issues, New Frontiers in Biology and Theology, Research Methods.