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Scott Shackleton

Personal statement

Rev Prof Scott JS Shackleton is a Church of Scotland Minister whose theological training was at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews. Following his Probationary Ministry in St Andrews, he joined the Naval Service as a Chaplain Royal Navy where he has served for twenty five years, save for an 18 month period during which he enjoyed a return to parish ministry in Dundee.

He has served in many locations and operational environments over the last quarter century, and during this time he wrote his PhD on a theology of chaplaincy, specialising in WWI chaplains and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

A keen ecumenist and multi faith dialogue supporter, he served on the Kirk Ecumenical Relations Committee for three years. He is currently serving as the Deputy Chaplain of the Fleet and is the lead internal academic on the Naval Service Ethics Programme. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Exeter.

Academic qualifications

  • BA
  • BD
  • PhD
  • QCVS

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