Academic And Teaching Fellows | Trinity College

Academic and Teaching Fellows

The Board of Trinity College may elect to the status of Academic or Teaching Fellow a person who will render outstanding service to the academic life of the College.

Current Fellows

The Very Revd Professor Andrew McGowan (2014)

Andrew McGowan was Warden of Trinity College from 2007 to 2014. An Anglican priest, historian and educator, he studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia, Theology at Trinity, and undertook doctoral studies in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle, and was Associate Professor of Early Christian History at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before returning to Trinity as Director of its Theological School and Joan FW Munro Lecturer in Theology in 2003. His scholarly work on the social and intellectual life of early Christian communities has been published in leading journals in the USA and Europe, and in his book Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals (Oxford: Clarendon, 1999) and God in Early Christian Thought (Leiden: Brill, 2009). He is a member of learned societies including the Society of Biblical Literature and the North American Patristic Society. He is also a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, and a member of the Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia. In October 2012, he was elected one of the 10 Foundation Professors of the MCD University of Divinity, Australia’s first specialist university.

Ms Yassmin Abdel-Magied - Non-residential Academic Fellow (2016)

2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, is a mechanical engineer, writer, and advocate for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  Yassmin is passionate about making 'diversity' the norm. Born in Sudan, and raised in Australia, at age 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation that empowers young people to reach their potential through collaborative, community based programs. Yassmin was named one of Australia’s most influential engineers by Engineers Australia, and was the youngest woman named in Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review in 2012. She was the Young Muslim of the Year in 2007 and Muslim Youth of the Year in 2015. Yassmin is extensively published in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, The Griffith Review, and The Huffington Post. A sought-after advisor for federal governments and international bodies, Yassmin has served on the Australian Multicultural Council, the Board of the Queensland Museum, and the Design Council.  She was Head of Media on the organising committee of the 2014 Youth G20 Summit and currently sits on the Boards of ChildFund, The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) and the domestic violence prevention organisation, OurWatch.  Yassmin is the Gender Ambassador for the Inter-American Development Bank and has represented Australia through multiple diplomatic programs across the globe.  

Past Fellows

Mr Jonathan Grieves-Smith – Elisabeth Murdoch Fellow in Choral Music (2014)

Jonathan Grieves-Smith is Chorus Master of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Artistic Director of Hallelujah Junction, Australia’s professional choir. He has trained choirs for many outstanding musicians including Sir Simon Rattle, Klaus Tennstedt, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Lorin Maazel and Sir Roger Norrington, for concerts in London, Rio de Janeiro, Granada, Brussels, Nairobi, and Melbourne, and for recordings for Chandos, Decca, Phillips, ABC Classics and MSO Live. Jonathan was Assistant Music Director to the great Laszlo Heltay at the Brighton Festival Chorus and was Chorus Master to the Reading Festival Chorus, Huddersfield Choral Society and Hallé Choir. He has conducted the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Choir, Sydney Chamber Choir, BBC Singers, Rome’s Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Cantillation, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and at North Carolina School of the Arts, Dartington International Summer School, and for the Flemish Federation of Young Choirs and Europa Cantat. During 2014, Jonathan is directing the Choir of Trinity College for its concerts and regular services during term.

Professor Harold W Attridge  Lowther Clarke Fellow (2013)

In conjunction with the University of Divinity 

Professor Attridge, Dean of Yale Divinity School from 2002–12, is now Sterling Professor, the highest honorific professorship of that University. His scholarly contributions to New Testament exegesis and to the study of Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early Church include Essays on John and HebrewsHebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the HebrewsFirst-Century Cynicism in the Epistles of HeraclitusThe Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius JosephusNag Hammadi Codex I: The Jung Codex, and The Acts of Thomas. Professor Attridge is the general editor of the HarperCollins Study Bible Revised Edition (2006). He has been an editorial board member of Catholic Biblical QuarterlyHarvard Theological ReviewJournal of Biblical LiteratureNovum Testamentum, and the Hermeneia commentary series. He has been active in the Society of Biblical Literature and served as president of the society in 2001.  

Professor Fiona Stanley AC  Lilian Alexander Fellow (2012)

Named Australian of the Year in 2003, and honoured as a ‘National Living Treasure’ by the National Trust in 2004, Professor Fiona Stanley is a vocal advocate for the needs of children and their families. She is the UNICEF Australia Ambassador for Early Childhood Development. She also continues her strong association with the University of Western Australia as a Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health. Born in Sydney in 1946, she moved to Perth with her family in 1956, and studied medicine at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1970. She spent six years in the United Kingdom, at the Social Medicine Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the United States researching these areas before returning to Perth to establish research programs at the University and within the health department. Professor Stanley is a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. She has served on the Federal Government’s Social Inclusion Board and the Western Australian State Government’s Indigenous Implementation Board. She is a member of the Board of the ABC, and Chair of the newly-formed Alcohol Advertising Review Board.

The Revd Emily Fraser  Lady Rosa Turner Postgraduate Research Fellow (2013)

Emily Fraser is a recent Trinity resident, an MDiv graduate of Trinity College Theological School and the University of Divinity, who was ordained priest in November 2013. She is part-time assistant curate at St John’s Camberwell and was in residence at Trinity where she will be made a significant contribution to the life of the Chapel and Theological School where she commenced her PhD studies. Turner Fellowships are available for candidates who "have been an enrolled student of Trinity College for at least two years while pursuing studies at either the University of Melbourne or the United Faculty of Theology".  

The Revd Jasmine Dow  Morna Sturrock Postgraduate Research Fellow (2013)

Jasmine Dow is an Anglican priest who was appointed as Chaplain to the Canterbury Fellowship which meets in the Trinity Chapel, and as part-time Associate Chaplain to the Residential College at Trinity until the end of 2013. She is now a member of the Theological School's faculty, lecturing in Children's and Families' Ministry, and works part-time as an Education Officer for the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM). Jasmine has completed her masters degree in Theology through Charles Sturt University and has enrolled in a PhD at the University of Divinity. The College intends to fund her for this position on a part-time basis. The Morna Sturrock Fellowship was established in 2008 by a group of supporters of women in ministry and leadership in the Anglican Church to foster women as theological scholars. The first Morna Sturrock Fellow was Dr Megan Warner, a former Trinity student, Trinity College Theological School faculty member and is now based in London and remains an adjunct lecturer for the Theological School.