Grounded: in the Body, in Time and Place, in Scripture
Evangelical Women in Academia Conference

When: Saturday 3rd August, 2019, 9 am - 5 pm

Speakers: Dr Paula Gooder and Dr Jude Long


A conference in Melbourne to connect, inspire and develop female theological students, academics and ministry practitioners in the church and world.

Our 2019 conference ‘Grounded’ will reflect on the ways we are grounded, situated, anchored — in the body, in our Australian culture, land and history, in our academic disciplines, in Christ.

Keynote addresses by Dr Paula Gooder and Dr Jude Long will be followed by academic papers presented by conference delegates. See Call for Papers for more information.


Dr Paula Gooder is a writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. Her research areas focus on the writings of Paul the Apostle, with a particular focus on 2 Corinthians and on Paul’s understanding of the Body.  Her passion is to ignite people’s enthusiasm for reading the Bible today, by presenting the best of biblical scholarship in an accessible and interesting way.

Dr Jude Long is currently teaching at Melbourne School of Theology. Prior to that, she was the Principal of Nungalinya College in Darwin for 8 years. Nungalinya is a combined churches adult education college for Indigenous Australians providing theological training, music, media and literacy programmes. Jude has a passion for facilitating education that will transform the whole person and help learners to grow in their relationship with Christ.

Call for papers

Saturday Conference

August 3, 2019

9am-5pm with Registration and coffee from 8.30am


Friday Night

August 2, 2019

Prior to the Saturday conference there will be an informal women’s evening of personal stories on the theme ‘Grounded’.


Register your Interest

Fill in your details to be notified when tickets are open.


We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built. Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E. © 2019 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.