The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times
The 2018 national conference entitled Hearing, Healing, Hope was held on 21-23 February at the Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne. This volume captures the essence of that gathering which was a most successful collaboration of Catholic Social Services Australia and Catholic Social Services Victoria. The theme of the conference - Hearing, Healing, Hope - emerged from reflection on many aspects of the environment in which social services and other Church ministries operate in Australia today.
Professor Gabrielle McMullen authored the following chapters:
- G McMullen, P Scales and D Fitzgerald, ‘Introduction’, pp. ix-xxi
- G McMullen and D Powell, ‘Priorities in Governance of Catholic Organisations’, pp. 229-242
- G McMullen, ‘Bringing Healing and Hope to the World’, pp. 268-276
Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM FRACI is a member of the University of Divinity Council.
Following postdoctoral research in Germany, Professor McMullen joined the Department of Biochemistry at Monash University and also became Dean of its Catholic residence, Mannix College, in 1981. She was then Rector of Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Ballarat campus from 1995-2000 and its Pro- and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) until February 2011. In July 2011 she was appointed a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, which was established by Sisters of Charity of Australia in 2009 to continue their health and aged care, education and social service ministries.
Professor McMullen is also a member of the Council of the Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Her other community contributions have encompassed membership of education, health, theological and social services boards. A member of the Australian Catholic Council for Pastoral Research, her personal research interests include Catholic identity and mission, and the history of science..
From 1 January – 30 June 2019 she is the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Divinity.