Dr Elaine Storkey
Dr Elaine Storkey is a philosopher, sociologist, and theologian, who has held university posts at King’s College, London, Stirling, Oxford, Calvin College USA, and the Open University.
A broadcaster and writer, she has been involved with the BBC for 30 years. Her writing includes eight books and hundreds of journal articles. Elaine is a Fellow of Aberystwyth University, Senior Member of Newnham College, Cambridge, and former Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity; she has also lectured in Africa, Asia and Haiti. Her presidency of Tearfund, in aid and development spanned 17 years and influenced her book, Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women, published in 2015 (the second edition was published by IVP USA in 2018). She served on the General Synod of the Church of England for 28 years and has acted as Archbishop’s adviser, delegate to the World Council of Churches, and on many Boards and Commissions. She was born in Ossett, West Yorkshire