Professor Celia Deane-Drummond holds a chair in theology and the biological sciences at the University of Chester and is Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences that she founded in 2002. She graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and obtained a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading University prior to two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia and Cambridge University. She subsequently took up a lectureship in plant physiology at Durham University prior to turning her attention more fully to theological study, obtaining a degree and then a doctorate in theology from Manchester University.
During her scientific career, she lectured both nationally and internationally and published over thirty scientific articles. Since then, she has published numerous articles, books, edited collections and contributions to books, focusing particularly on the engagement of theology and the biological sciences, but with a particular interest in exploring its usefulness in practical, ethical discourse. Her more recent books include Creation through Wisdom (T & T Clark, 2000), Brave New World (Continuum, 2003) ReOrdering Nature (Continuum 2003), The Ethics of Nature (Blackwells, 2004) Wonder and Wisdom: Conversations in Science, Spirituality and Theology (Templeton Foundation Press, 2006), Genetics and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Future Perfect: God, Medicine and Human Identity, edited with Peter Scott (Continuum, 2006).