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Senior Research Fellow

Dr Marion Carson

Master of Arts (University of Glasgow), Bachelor of Divinity ( University of London), Doctor of Philosophy (University of Glasgow), Registered Mental Nurse


Marion Carson worked as a psychiatric nurse for several years, before gaining a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Glasgow. An ordained Baptist chaplain, she was previously lecturer in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care at the International Christian College in Glasgow. Marion now serves as chaplain to Glasgow City Mission.

She is an Honorary Fellow of New College, Edinburgh and a member of the EBF Theological Education Commission. At Glasgow City Mission, she serves people affected by homelessness and addictions, and asylum seekers and refugees. Her academic work is interdiscplinary in nature, bringing together her passion for the care of vulnerable adults and practical Biblical hermeneutics. Her current research is on Biblical hermeneutics and mental health, and on the nature of discipleship. 


“Resilient Readers: Spiritual Growth and the Bible” Journal of European Baptist Studies 19 (2019), 83-94.

“Sheer Grace: Psalm 88, Depression and the Dark Night of the Spirit” Communio Viatorum 59 (2017), 160-176.

“The Bible, Character Ethics, and Same-Sex Relationships” Baptistic Theologies 9:1 (2017), 78-91.

“Circumcision of the Heart: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Religiosity in Romans 1–5”  Expository Times 128 (2017), 376-84. 

Book Chapters

2016 Human Trafficking, the Bible, and the Church: An Interdisciplinary Study Eugene, OR: Cascade (published in UK and Europe by SCM Press in 2017)

2015 Setting the Captives Free: The Bible and Human Trafficking Eugene, OR: Cascade

2008 The Pastoral Care of People with Mental Health Problems London: SPCK