Rev Dr Anita Monro

Honorary Senior Fellow

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Anita Monro is currently Principal of Grace College, a residential College at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland. She is a Minister of the Word in The Uniting Church in Australia, having been ordained on 10 December 1988; and has served on 2 major national commissions within that church, the Working Groups on Worship and Doctrine. She has taught in the disciplines of Biblical Studies (Hermeneutics), Systematic Theology, Practical Theology (Liturgy) and Philosophy in a range of tertiary settings including Brisbane College of Theology, Sydney College of Divinity, and Charles Sturt University (School of Theology).

Research Interests

  • Practices of Community Formation in Ecclesial Contexts
  • The Interface of Secular, Not-for-Profit and Ecclesial Systems of Governance

Research Impacts

Dr Monro's work has contributed to the contemporary development of Christian liturgy, particularly in relation to its inculturation in the Australian context, the inclusion of the lament as a theological and therapeutic motif, and the exploration of feminine imagery for the divine. She has contributed to the contemporary hermeneutical focus in biblical studies, and the exploration of the interaction between poststructuralist philosophy and Christian theology. Her teaching materials have been used nationally to introduce lay people to the study of theology, contextual theologies, and the theology and practice of sacraments. Beyond the environment of Christian theology, she has contributed to the dialogue about the role of feminist perspectives in contemporary research and practice. Her work has been used in the Joint Churches' Domestic Violence Prevention Project, and dialogues around changing approaches to gender and sexuality.


  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Letters (Honours), Deakin University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University


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