Dr Neil Pembroke

Associate Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
n.pembroke@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52598

Overview

Associate Professor Neil Pembroke’s research interests include: pastoral care in worship and preaching; philosophy and theology in dialogue on issues in pastoral counselling; theology and healthcare; and processes for developing personal and spiritual maturity.

Associate Professor Pembroke holds a B.Eng (Agric.) [D.D.I.A.E.] B.Th (B.C.T.), BA (Hons) (Qld), PhD (Edin), and is a Lecturer in Studies in Religion.

His teaching interests include: History of Western religious thought, philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God, spirituality in the everyday, the Bible.

Research Interests

  • Pastoral care and counselling
  • Homiletics
  • Theology and healthcare

Research Impacts

My research on pastoral care and counselling and on pastoral preaching aims to improve the spiritual and mental health of people.The research I conduct on corporate spirituality in a healthcare context aims to support efforts by mangagers, healthcare providers, and chaplains to create a work environment characterised by compassion, care, trust, and sense of belonging.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • BA (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • B. Th., Bris.Coll.Theology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, DDIAE

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Pembroke, Neil (2017). An Ubuntu-inspired Approach to Organisational Spirituality. In J. Dreyer, Y. Dreyer, E. Foley and M. Nel (Ed.), Practicing Ubuntu: Practical Theological Perspectives on Injustice, Personhood, and Human Dignity (pp. 227-238) Berlin, Germany: LIT-Verlag.

  • Pembroke, Neil (2015). Immigration, identity renegotiation, and anonymous faith. In Pamela Couture, Robert Mager, Pamela McCarroll and Natalie Wigg-Stevenson (Ed.), Complex identities in a shifting world: practical theological perspectives (pp. 243-254) Zurich, Switzerland: LIT Verlag.

  • Pembroke, Neil (2013). Charm in ministry: The Union of Agape and Eros in pastoral work. In R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Rein Brouwer and Bonnie Miller-McLemore (Ed.), City of desires - A place for God?:practical theological perspectives (pp. 185-193) Zurich: Lit Verlag.

  • Pembroke, Neil (2012). Healthcare organizations: corporate spirituality. In Mark Cobb, Christina M. Puchalski and Bruce Rumbold (Ed.), Oxford textbook of spirituality in healthcare (pp. 391-396) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Pembroke, Neil (2011). Psychology of empathy in a medical context. In Danielle J. Scapaletti (Ed.), Psychology of empathy (pp. 257-265) Hauppauge, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Pembroke, Neil (2009). Spiritual care by physicians: Maintaining the integrity of religion and finding an appropriate form. In Chris Hermans, Maureen Junker-Kenny, Richard Osmer, Friedrich Schweitzer and Hans-Georg Ziebertz (Ed.), Secularization Theories: Religious Identity and Practical Theology: Developing International Practical Theology for the 21st Century (pp. 343-349) Berlin: Lit Verlag.

  • Pembroke, Neil (1992). Anonymous faith and the psychology of identity. In Christian Perspectives on Human Development (pp. 77-88) Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House.

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision