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John Mark Capper

Consultant and Associate Professor of Theology, Australian College of Ministries, Sydney College of Divinity, University of Divinity

Christian Theologian and Educator, John is an ordained Anglican. His research interests include the engagement of religion and contemporary society, the nature of God (and the perceptions of this in society and in other academic disciplines), and contemporary approaches to higher education practice, leadership and policy.


  • 2023–present
    Associate professor in Theology, Sydney College of Divinity
  • 2020–2022
    Academic Dean and Senior Lecturer in Theology, Stirling College
  • 2012–2022
    Senior Lecturer in Theology, University of Divinity
  • 2013–2019
    Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Divinity
  • 2012–2013
    Dean, United Faculty of Theology
  • 2003–2011
    Dean and Senior Lecturer in Theology, Tabor College, Victoria


  • 2021 
    University of Divinity, Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision
  • 2019 
    Australian Institute of Company Directors, GAICD
  • 1998 
    University of Cambridge, PhD
  • 1990 
    University of New England, Diploma in Social Science
  • 1986 
    Australian College of Theology, Bachelor of Theology (Hons)
  • 1986 
    Australian College of Theology, Diploma in Ministry
  • 1979 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Biblical Literature
  • Society for the Study of Theology
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • Faith-Based Online Learning Directors
  • Christian Research Association
  • Australian Association of Supervision

Research Areas

  • Religion And Religious Studies (2204)
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy (1302)
  • Specialist Studies In Education (1303)