Present Award-holders

Peter Hinton is a part-time doctoral student at the University of Oxford. His DPhil topic is impact investing in Africa. His research has identified a $1.3bn demand for finance from low-cost, non-state early-year and primary schools in five African cities where such schools appear to be educating between 40% and 84% of children. His project is to understand the barriers to providing this finance and what role can philanthropy, conventional finance and impact investing play in addressing this need and increasing the supply and quality of accessible and affordable education. The research considers whether aspects of trust that low-cost schools appear to have built with their communities can be considered by providers of finance and providers of school licenses. Peter is an associate fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford and has a degree in Economics from Bristol University and a Masters in Development Economics from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is CEO of SDG which works with impact investors, financial institutions and development organisations in increasing the supply of finance to small and medium sized enterprises in emerging markets. His publications include ‘Investing for social impact: direct foreign investment in Africa and South Asia’ with Sweta Penemetsa, in Social Finance (Oxford University Press, 2015), and Someone to Watch Over Me - an essential guide to godparenting (Arima 2006), with Iona Joy.

Katherine Hogg  is a part time doctoral student at Leeds University. Her PhD topic is theology and peacebuilding in the international context. Her work involves using a dynamic, relational lens to study organisations involved in peacebuilding as well as considering the writing of John Paul Lederach, a peacebuilder practitioner and various theologians who have contributed to peacebuilding discourse. Katherine has a Masters in Theology, Religious Studies and International Development from Leeds University and also works part time for Christian Aid as a Regional Coordinator in Yorkshire.

Mark Sampson is a doctoral student at King’s College London. He is the recipient of the KLICE-TB Joint Award in Business and Economic Ethics. His PhD explores the contribution Christian belief and practice can make to the question of what business is for by studying social enterprise. Mark holds a BSocSc degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester and a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. In addition to his doctoral studies he is working freelance in management consultancy and lecturing and teaching on theology, discipleship, culture and economics.


Past Award-holders

Tony Banda was a KLICE award-holder from 2009-2012. He has recently completed a PhD in the area of biomedical ethics at the University of Durham: 'Rethinking Rationality: Theological Anthropology in Light of Profound Cognitive Impairment, Relationality, Embodiment and Personhood'. Tony is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA). As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Durham he taught in the Combined Honours programme and at the Department of Theology and Religion.


Jason Clark has a Doctor of Ministry degree in theology and leadership and is close to completing a PhD in Theology on the topic of Church and Consumer Culture at Kings College London. He gets to speak and teach regularly at church conferences and to students at seminaries and universities, in the UK, Europe and the US.  He also directs and leads a Doctor of Ministry Degree for George Fox Seminary.
Abiola Crown was recipient of the KLICE Majority World Award 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. Her PhD topic was a case study of violence against women among the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, and the role of the African church. She is a Missionary in Nairobi, Kenya, and the facilitator of the Support for Battered Women Initiatives.

Sean Doherty was a KLICE award-holder from 2007-2008. He is now Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College and St Paul’s Theological Centre in London, and Associate Minister at St Francis Community Church in an inner-city housing estate. He has recently completed a doctorate on methodology in Christian economic ethics at Oxford University. He is a member of the Grove Ethics Group and has published a Grove Booklet on Foundations for Medical Ethics (2007).

Andy Draycott was a KLICE award-holder from 2007 until 2009. He was brought up in a missionary family in Brazil. He is now Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University, California. His doctoral studies were in political theology oriented by mission; he went on to co-edit a book with another former award-holder, Jonathan Rowe, entitled Living Witness: Explorations in Missional Ethics (IVP 2012).


Guido de Graaff was a KLICE award-holder from 2007 until 2009. He is now Tutor for Christian Doctrine and Ethics and Director of Studies at the South East Institute for Theological Education. In 2009 he completed his doctorate in Christian Ethics at the University of Oxford. His research focused on the political significance of friendship, particularly from the perspective of Christian political ethics and theology. He is currently preparing his doctoral thesis for publication. Guido is Hon. Secretary of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics.
Kevin Hargaden recently completed his PhD in theological ethics at the University of Aberdeen. He held a KLICE - Transforming Business Joint Award in Business & Economics from 2013-2016. His thesis explored the theological problem of wealth in the parables of Jesus, approaching the question from the perspective of recent Irish economic history. His first book, written with Brian Brock and Stanley Hauerwas, is entitled Beginnings: Interrogating Stanley Hauerwas (T&T Clark 2017). Kevin took up the position of Social Theology Officer for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in his home city of Dublin in early 2017. The Centre works to promote social justice by fostering understanding of public policy issues through social analysis and theological reflection, and by advocating for the reform of policy and services. In his role he will both support the existing team in these aims and extend the work of the Centre in penal policy, housing and homelessness, environmental justice, renewal within the Church, and the need for a more just and sustainable model of economic development. 

Joshua Hordern was a KLICE award-holder from 2007-2009. He completed a PhD in political theology at the University of Edinburgh after which he was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship from 2009-2012 at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He was also an Affiliated Lecturer in Christian Ethics at the Cambridge Divinity Faculty 2011-2012. Joshua was appointed as KLICE Associate Director in September 2010. He was responsible for administering and developing the Public Leadership Programme and engaging in research, publication and teaching.  In October 2012 Joshua took the position of University Lecturer in Christian Ethics, and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.


James Gould is completing his PhD in law at the University of Exeter. He was the first recipient of the Professor Sir Norman Anderson Award in Law and Ethics, holding it from 2013-2016. His thesis addresses both jurisprudence and employment law, applying the work of American Christian legal theorist Robert George - a prominent member of the 'New Natural Law' school - to the current tension between religious liberty and equality rights in the UK. He has served as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Exeter, where he taught Jurisprudence, Contract, Commercial, Property and Employment Law. He has given papers, by invitation, at Oxford, Exeter, Cardiff and Mardin Artuklu (Turkey). James has also worked in a visiting capacity at the University of Bristol Law School. James further volunteers as a director and trustee for the charity, Adventure Plus. 


Jonathan Rowe is Director of Development and Tutor for the South West Ministry Training Course and Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Exeter. He was previously Principal of the Seminario Evangélico Unido de Teología, El Escorial, Spain, and was the first KLICE award-holder to complete a thesis. Several of Dr Rowe's publications are listed on our Resources - books page. In addition to teaching mission and Old Testament, he is currently researching the ethics of family and friendship in Bible and society.






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