Ann Marie Mealey


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PhD projects

Ann Marie is happy to supervise research degrees (Masters and Ph.Ds) that relate to her areas of expertise as outlined in her academic profile above.

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Personal profile


Dr Ann Marie Mealey obtained her Ph.D in moral theology/ethics from Saint Patrick’s College (funded by an IRCHSS research scholarship), Maynooth, having also studied -following a fully funded scholarship awarded by La Foundation Irlandaise - at La Sorbonne, Paris IV, Institut Catholique de Paris, and the K U Leuven. She completed her PGCertHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) at the Univeristy of Leeds in 2005.  Dr Mealey taught at and led teams and projects at various levels at Leeds Trinity for 16 years.  She was a programme lead for the Theology and Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics provision for many years before being promoted to Academic Group Leader for the Humanities which she did for 4 years providing leadership and leading the revalidations for History, TRS, Politics, Philosophy, Ethics and English programmes. After revalidating the Advance HE PGCertHE and HEA Fellowship Scheme at Leeds Trinity University in her capacity as Senior Teaching Fellow/Reader in Learning and Teaching, she susequently obtained a role as the founding Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching (Teaching Enhancement) at GBS in 2021. She returned to Leeds Trinity in November 2022 in a senior leadership role as the founding Director of Catholic Mission for the University in November 2022. She is the strategic lead for mission at LTU in a Directorate that reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor.  She is a former Co-Chair of Leeds Citizens, has been a member of the national Theological Reference Group (TRG) for CAFOD, external examiner for numerous doctorates internationally as well as for undergraduate programmes in the UK.  She has also served as an external board member at university validation events at various universities around the UK.


External Committees and Membership of Professional Bodies:


CAFOD Theological Reference Group


Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain


Senior Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies - Higher Education Academy


Association of Teachers of Moral Theology in Great Britain and Ireland - former Secretary and member


Board member for the Society of Ricoeur Studies in the UK and Ireland


External Examiner for the Department of Relgions and Theology, Trinity College Dublin, St Mary's University, Twickenham, London.


Leeds Justice and Peace Commission - board member


University delegate for Leeds Citizens

External Examiner for Ph.Ds at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Member of the Religion and Belief Hub at Leeds City Council.

Foundation Governor at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College.



Teaching and Administration

Dr Mealey used to teach the modules below and still retains  an interest in these areas.  He current role is more strategic in nature so he no longer teaches these modules but is open to giving public lectures and/or research supervision in these areas.

TRS 4202: Ethics: Theological and Philosophical

TRS: 5202 Body: Bio-Ethics and Sexual Ethics;

TRS: 6202: Social Ethics

CRS1031B: Christian Morality (CCRS programme)


Other duties:

Director for Catholic Mission

Ex Officio member of Academic Board at Leeds Trinity University

Former Chair of Leeds Trinity Citizens Committee

Research interests

Ann Marie has a particular interest in the work of Paul Ricoeur and how it relates to current debates in Catholic moral theology. She is the author of The Identity of Christian Morality (2009) and The Lecturer's Survival Guide: An Introduction to Successful Teaching in Higher Education (2023)  as well as other scholarly articles (and an edited volume entitled Everyday Social Justice) that relate to her areas of interest. She has written on topics such as eco-feminism, leadership, faith and spirituality, moral conscience, social justice from a faith perspective as well as teaching and learning in Higher Education. She is always willing to speak at events for schools, training days and/or conferences to enhance the public understanding of faith, leadership, mission, ethics and values in educational contexts and beyond. 


Education/Academic qualification

PGCertLTHE, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jun 2007

Doctor of Philosophy, Saint Patrick’s College

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Bachelor of Arts, Saint Patrick’s College

Award Date: 1 Jun 1999

Master of Arts, Université Paris-Sorbonne

External positions

Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (Teaching Enhancement), Global Banking School

1 Sept 202130 Oct 2022


  • B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
  • L Education
  • Ethics, Education, ethics, mission, moral theology, social justice, values

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA31 - Theology and Religious Studies


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