Neil Messer is Professor of Theology at the University of Winchester, where his research and teaching focus on Christian ethics and the relationship of science and theology.
Neil began an academic career in the biomedical sciences, which was rudely interrupted by a call to ordained ministry. This change of direction led him to study theology and ethics, and left him with a lasting curiosity about the questions that arise when the biosciences, health care, theology and ethics collide. His recent books include Flourishing: Health, Disease and Bioethics in Theological Perspective (Eerdmans, 2013), which explores how Christians should understand concepts like “health” and “disease,” and how this might help them think about ethical problems in health care. He is currently working on a book about neuroscience, theology and ethics. Neil is also a minister of the United Reformed Church and does various kinds of theology-related work for British and European church organisations. When he gets the time, he enjoys travel, hiking, singing and gardening.