Revd Dr Stephen Goundrey-Smith
Stephen teaches Christian Ethics and Doctrine at Cuddesdon Gloucester and Hereford. He teaches all aspects of doctrine and theological ethics, but his research is focused on ethics of medicine and technology. His other academic interests include transhumanism, biomedical immortality, theological anthropology and the science-religion dialogue.
Stephen served for over twenty years in parish ministry, in parishes in Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire. Prior to ordination, he worked as a pharmacist in hospitals and in the international pharmaceutical industry. He trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and did his PhD research in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, in the area of transhumanism and medical/therapeutic ethics. He is the author of Transhumanism, Ethics and the Therapeutic Revolution: Agents of Change (Routledge, 2023), and is working on his new book, Christian Ethics and Biomedical Innovation (Rowman & Littlefield).
Stephen is married to Sally, and between them they have four children. They live in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and belong to St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton.