Dr Timothy Gibson

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  • 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

'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' - talk on the narrative nature of existence and the role of storytelling in theological discourse, for 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 Ethics, ICS Distance Learning, 2011

AS Level Philosophy of Religion, ICS Distance Learning, 2011

A Level Ethics, ICS Distance Learning, 2011

A Level Philosophy of Religion, ICS Distance Learning, 2011

Area of expertise

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


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