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Fostering & Supporting Research in Catholic Studies

Research Centre for Catholic Studies

Dr Yates: Inaugural Academic Forum

Welcome to the Maryvale Research Centre in Catholic Studies. The Centre aims to promote research projects in areas of Catholic thought and tradition and provide a resource for readers interested in exploring this subject. Here you will find information as to people, events and publications relating to research in Catholic Studies and to the ways in which Catholic voices address matters of concern for our times alongside a wider audience of academic and pastoral engagements.


  • To support and demonstrate the importance of Maryvale’s contribution to advancement of knowledge in the field of Catholic Studies
  • To formalise the community of scholars existing within the Institute
  • To contextualise the Postgraduate Research Students Programme of Studies within the wider framework of research into aspects of Catholic history, culture, theology and philosophy
  • To provide a potential resource for practical research projects which will function in support of Archdiocesan strategies for evangelisation and catechetical endeavour


  • To promote high quality research across the field of Catholic Studies
  • To support researchers in their field, senior and junior researchers
  • To provide a collaborative framework for seeking funding for such research projects
  • To provide the research environment to support postgraduates in Catholic Studies


  • There is considerable engagement in research activity in Catholic Studies across the staff of the Institute and the programmes offered to students. The remit of the Centre is to offer that existing activity a coherent and cohesive communal framework.
  • This allows both senior and junior researchers to make their projects visible, which is especially important for junior researchers such as MA Dissertation Students and the Postgraduate Research Students

Research Centre Activities

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Research Centre Staff

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