Dr Corbett welcomes enquiries for Ph.D. supervision in the following three subject areas:

  • Theology, Imagination and the Arts, particularly:

a) theology, religious experience and the arts (literature, music, liturgy, architecture, the visual arts, film)

b) projects analysing an aspect of Christian life, doctrine or experience through the arts in any period.

  • Medieval Theology and its influence, especially:

a) the theologians Dante and Aquinas;

b) the wide variety of medieval literary genres and how these shape different kinds of theology.

  • Aquinas’ systematic theology, and its reception


Current PhD Supervision

Michael Anderson (with Prof. David Brown) – Visualising Scripture

Caleb Froehlich – Modern Art as Praeparatio Evangelica

Jake Morley – Theological Aesthetics and the Poetry of Edmund Spenser

Sarah Moerman – Theology of the Cross: New Interpretations through Musical Passion Settings

Successfully Completed PhDs

Dr David Wilson (with Prof. David Brown) – The Arts of Faith in a World of Progress: From Transcendence to Immanence.

Dr Tim M. Allen (with Prof. David Brown) – Heaven and the Imagination