After studying history as an undergraduate at Oxford, I spent five years working for a church in Switzerland. I then returned to the UK, to train for ordained ministry in the Church of England in Cambridge (at Ridley Hall and Trinity College). This involved another BA in Theology, and then an MPhil, looking at Augustine's Confessions. My current doctoral work, now at Peterhouse, is on Martin Luther's doctrine of sin, in which I consider theological ways of understanding the pathological in human behaviour and existence, and bring this into dialogue with contemporary considerations of the human condition. My supervisor is Dr Simeon Zahl.