Dr Timothy Gibson

Profile Photo
  • Qualifications:BA (Hons), MA, PhD
  • Position:Interim Deputy Head of School
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87279
  • Email:Timothy2.Gibson@uwe.ac.uk

About me

(Revd) Dr Tim Gibson BA (Hons), MA, PhD

I'm an experienced senior manager in higher education, currently sharing leadership of the newly formed School of Creative & Cultural Industries. I have extensive exec- and board-level experience in the commercial sector, including as Communications Director of John Wainwright & Company Ltd since 2016, and as a trustee/governor of a variety of charitable organisations and schools. 

I run a copywriting and communications agency, with clients including Sherborne School, Telegraph Media Group, Sherborne Girls, Exmoor National Park Authority, and Bridgwater & Taunton College. 

I'm also a Church of England priest, and held senior management positions in a variety of Theological Education Insitutions, validated by UK universities, from 2005 - 2017.   

Selected Publications


Imagining the Church: Keeping Faith in a Fragmented World, Durham: Sacristy Press, 2021

Church and Countryside: Insights from Rural Theology, London: SCM Press Ltd, 2010

Articles/Conference presentations:

"Who am I becoming? Understanding the ministry training portfolio as a theological practice", in Theology, July 2021, SAGE 

"Memory and Becoming: a bespoke approach to adult theological education" January 2019, Truro & Exeter: SWMTC 

'Between knowing and being: reflections on being taught science and religion by Professor Christopher Southgate', in Zygon​, Autumn 2018, Wiley-Blackwell​​

'Living stories: a theological perspective' - Bath & Wells Annual Reader Conference, October 2017

'Lukan Poetry: the unity of form and content in Luke's Gospel' Bristol Diocesan Conference, 2015

'Good News for Rural Churches' at Truro Diocesan triannual AMD Clergy College (since 2014)

​'A Church with Issues: How Does the Church of England Live with its Teaching about Homosexuality?' in Crucible: The Christian Journal of Social Ethics, July 2013, Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd

'Spirituality and the countryside: a rural perspective on Christian formation and the Big Society', in Smith, Alan & Hopkinson, Jill, 2012, Faith and the Future of the Countryside, Norwich: Canterbury Press Ltd, pp 201 – 218

Edited/ghostwritten volumes:

TEA (UK Copy Editor), Umschau, 2013

Contributing writer/editor to 125 Years of Quarrying in the Mendips, Wainwright, 2016

Numerous whitepapers on subjects including Brexit, Mobility as a Service (Maas), the rural economy, GDPR, the Public Services Network

Educational materials:

In this season of waiting: a simple course for Advent 2020, Bath & Wells, 2020

Introduction to theological reflection, Exeter & Truro: SWMTC, 2020

Study Skills Guide, The Methodist Church, 2014

Theological Ethics for Christianity Ministry and Mission, STETS, 2013

AS Level and A Level Guides to Ethics & Philosophy of Religion, ICS Distance Learning, 2011

Area of expertise

Copywriting, journalism, content marketing, leadership, communications skills, religion in modern Britain, media/business ethics


Publications loading Publications loading...

Back to top