Dr Alastair Lockhart



Fellow type

External Director of Studies


External Director of Studies in Theology


Dr Lockhart carries out research in the field of contemporary religion and 20th century religious history with a special interest in new and non-mainstream religion, the psychology of religion, and apocalypticism and millenarianism.

He is a Fellow of Hughes Hall and Academic Director of the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements.

He recently published a monograph, Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing: The Panacea Society in the Twentieth Century (State University of New York Press), examining individual understandings of religion and healing linked to a 20th century new religious movement with a special focus on these themes in the UK, the USA, Jamaica and Finland.

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