Rev. Drs. Bernard Farrell-Roberts
Deacon of the Archdiocese of Tarragona. Member of the “Brotherhood of the Holy Cross” Community, Tarragona, Spain. Batchelor with Honours in Accountancy and Businees Studies. MA Applied Theology (Open University), MA Theology & Religious Studies (Leuven), MA Advanced Theology and Religious Studies (Leuven), MA Research Ethics (Keele). STL (Theological Ethics). Doctorandus in the "Neurological Death from scientific, philosophical, theological and ecclesial perspectives, framed within the dialogue between Science and Multi-Faith dialogue (completing in 2015). From 2007 to 2012 at the Maryvale Higher Institute for Religious Sciences in Birmingham, England, he was responsible to 24 dioceses in UK, Germany, USA, Ireland, Cameroon, Falkland Islands, etc. for the distance learning formation programme for permanent deacons. Whilst there he was also course Director and principal tutor to the Baccalaureate in Divinity degree programme, and lecturer in Moral Theology, Vocations & Ministry, Biomedical Ethics, and Bioethics. During the period between 2011 and today he has also taught biomedical ethics at Oscott Mayor Seminary, (Birmingham), bioethics, business ethics, biomedical ethics, and lay and diaconal ministries at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences Sant Fructuós (Tarragona), and bioethics at St Mary’s University (London). He has also delivered guest lectures on Science and Faith at Queens University in Belfast, and in Portsmouth. Areas of interest: Bioethics and Biomedical ethics, Science and Faith in Dialogue. Publications include: “Ethical Issues in Full Facial Transplantation” in the National Catholic Bioethical Quarterly in the United States, “Should Catholics Donate their Organs” in Faith Magazine in the UK, and “AIDS in Africa” and "The Ethics of Organ Transplantation" in the Cathoic Medical Quarterly in the UK. Also author of Student Distance Learning Course Books at Bachelor and Masters level in “Pastoral Healthcare” and “Contemporary Bioethics”. He has wide experience in distance learning pedagogical methodology, academic internet learning, and the composition and production of distance learning student materials. Executive Director of the Science and Faith in Dialogue Courses.