Prof. Corbett is currently Principal Investigator of a research project Music and Spiritual Realities 2022-2023 (funded by the Templeton Religion Trust). With Dr Sarah Moerman, his co-investigator, Prof. Corbett is bringing together scholars in different fields – including theology, musicology, psychology, and neuroscience – to interrogate the commonly-perceived relationship between music and spirituality.
Prof. Corbett is the co-founder and director of CEPHAS, a Thomistic Centre for Philosophy and Scholastic Theology. Since 2012, he has been leading summer courses for interested members of the public. CEPHAS 2023 will run from 25-28th August 2023, and is entitled ‘Who do you say that I am? Human Nature, Gender, and Identity‘.
In 2016, he founded TheoArtistry, a project bringing together theologians and artists in creative collaboration, and which has led to a number of projects, including the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme (2016-2018), the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme (2018-2019), ‘Creatively Theological’ (2018-2019), and the ‘TheoArtistry Text & Image Scheme’ (2021), as well as an international festival, a number of art exhibitions, related publications (including Annunciations: Sacred Music for the Twenty-First Century), a CD recording, and a volume of poetry.
Building on the success of the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme, Prof. Corbett established, with Dr Michael Ferguson and other colleagues in Divinity and Music, a permanent collaboration on a new MLitt in Sacred Music, which launched in the 2020-2021 academic year.