Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania

Practical Theology Research Network In Oceania 

Got a research idea but need help developing a methodology? Have you discovered some initial findings from your research but looking for some additional insights?

The Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania is a network of practical theologians, operating under the umbrella of the Association of Practical Theology in Oceania (APTO), collaborating to create an “incubator” for practical theological research in Oceania. The network currently holds four research seminars per year via Zoom to provide feedback to researchers on developing research ideas/proposals, methodologies, data analysis and emerging conclusions. The network also exists to improve the profile of practical theology in the Asia-Pacific. 

The current moderator of the Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania is Dr Ian Hussey. 

Each of the four research seminars has 3 x 40 minute presentations (10 minutes presentation + 30 minutes feedback and discussion). Applications to make a presentation at a Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania research seminar can be made through filling in the form below. Presentation slots will be allocated on a “first in first served” basis and on the urgency for feedback. Researchers are to make available a 1,000 word summary of their research ideas one week before their research presentation. Research presentations should be presented in an interesting and engaging manner. Simply reading a paper is strongly discouraged. Higher degree research students are welcome to make an application to present.

The Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania met on the following dates during 2022: 4 March 2022; 20 May 2022; 29 July 2022; and 14 October 2022. 

The dates for the Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania research seminars for 2023 are:

  • 3 March 2023
  • 19 May 2023
  • 28 July 2023
  • 13 October 2023

The seminars run from 2:00pm-4:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney/Melbourne). You will be emailed the Zoom link.

Although the research seminars will be open to robust discussion of practical theological research, they are also a “safe place,” where discrimination, inappropriate use of power and bigotry will not be tolerated.

If you wish to go on the mailing list for the PTRN, please click here or

If you wish to apply to make a presentation at a research seminar please fill in the form by clicking here or

Presenters are also strongly encouraged to consider becoming a member of APTO. More details are available by clicking here or

Please direct any questions about the Practical Theology Research Network in Oceania to the current moderator, Dr Ian Hussey, by completing the online form above. 

Thank you for your interest!