Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Keynotes: Elaine Graham, Davide Nicolini, and Kirstine Helboe Johansen
 

Elaine Graham serves as Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester, UK. Her research interests are: Theology and Practice, Religion and public life, especially ‘post-secular’ public theology, Religion, culture and gender, Technology and the ‘posthuman’ condition, and Media, culture and religion. As a practical theologian, she interested in the relationship between beliefs and actions, and whether religious commitment really makes a difference in today’s world.  In her teaching and research, she tries to encourage people to connect the values of faith to a critical engagement with the dilemmas of everyday life.

Davide Nicolini is a professor at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick and Director of IKON (Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit, Organisation & HRM, Organising Healthcare Research Network). His research interests are: Practice-based approaches to the study of knowing, learning, and change in organisations; innovation process in healthcare and other complex environments; advancement of action-based approaches to learning and change; study and promotion of safety. He also has experience in design and management of action-learning programmes and action-research based interventions.

Kirstine Helboe Johansen is an associate professor at the School of Culture and Society, University of Århus. Her research areas are in liturgy, rituals, and faith with an emphasis on the Theology of Worship, cognitive as well as cultural and symbolic approaches to rituals, and lived religion. Johansen’s latest research has been within the area of concrete forms of religious practice as theological expressions.