Prof. John McDowell

Academic Dean, Lecturer in Philosophy, Systematic Theology, and Moral Theology

BD(Hons), PhD


Prof. John C. McDowell is Professor of Theology, Philosophy and Moral Theology. Prior to his appointment at SAC, he was formerly the Director of Research and Professor of Theology at the University of Divinity; Chair of Theology & Religion at the University of Newcastle, NSW; and Meldrum Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the University of Edinburgh. A prolific writer and researcher, he also has a range of research interests, but it was a love of the Church Fathers that led him to first study theology at the University of Aberdeen.


  • BD hons – University of Aberdeen
  • PhD – Cambridge University