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Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University

Miles Pattenden is Senior Research Fellow in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Australian Catholic University, and the Co-Editor of The Journal of Religious History. He specialises in the history of the Catholic Church and his books include Pius IV and the Fall of the Carafa (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700 (Oxford University Press, 2017). His current projects include the Cambridge History of the Papacy and studies of Catholic clerical subcultures.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University
  • 2010–2019
    College & Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford
  • 2009–2010
    Teaching Fellow, University College Cork


  • 2020 
    University of Cambridge, B.D.
  • 2009 
    University of Oxford, D.Phil.
  • 2005 
    University of Toronto, M.A.
  • 2003 
    University of Cambridge, B.A. (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Historical Society (Fellow)
  • The Religious History Association

Research Areas

  • European History (Excl. British, Classical Greek And Roman) (210307)
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)