Editorial Board

Bruce Bradley SJ

Current Editor of Studies

Fr Bruce Bradley SJ is the ninth editor of Studies in its now 116 years of existence since its foundation in 1912. A Dubliner by upbringing, he attended Belvedere College and is a graduate in Ancient Classics of University College, Dublin, and St John’s College, Cambridge, from which he holds a doctorate in Divinity for his dissertation on the early Christian thinker Origen of Alexandria. Much of his working life has been spent in Jesuit schools, where he taught English, Religion and Ancient Classics. He was headmaster of Belvedere from 1984 till 1992 and of Clongowes Wood College from 1992 till 2000. He also served for a year as director of communications in the Archdiocese of Dublin. He has a special interest in the life and work of James Joyce and published James Joyce’s Schooldays in 1982. More recently he contributed an extended biographical entry on the writer to the multi-volume Dictionary of Irish Biography (2009). He took up the editorship of Studies in the winter of 2011.

John Looby SJ

Chairman of the Board of Studies

John Looby SJ is the chairman of the Board of Studies. Until recently he was the Editor of the Sacred Heart Messenger. He is a dedicated educationalist who has been involved with education some forty years. He is a writer, retreat giver and his special interest is in drama.

Adrian Empey

Independent scholar

Adrian Empey is an independent scholar. A graduate of Dublin University, he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1971 for his study of the Butler Lordship in the middle ages. He retired in 2008, when he was principal of the Church of Ireland Theological College. He has published widely on themes relating to Anglo-Norman settlement and the origins and development of the parochial system.

Ailín Doyle

Medieval historian

Áilín Doyle studied law in University College Dublin and The Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. She practised as a solicitor for a short time. As a mature student she studied Theology and Scripture at Dublin University, Trinity College, and subsequently lectured in moral theology at The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy. She is the mother of five adult children.

Cecilia West

Publisher, Messenger Publications

Cecilia West is the Publisher at Messenger Publications. A TCD history graduate, she began her book publishing career with Andre Deutsch in London, and worked with Veritas Publications and Wolfhound Press before moving to The Columba Press where she spent many years as sales director. Following a brief career break to study for a master’s degree in library and information studies, she joined Messenger Publications in 2014.

Gerry O’Hanlon SJ

Associate professor of Systematic Theology at the Milltown Institute

Gerry O’Hanlon is an Irish Jesuit priest, formerly Dean of Theology at the Milltown Institute, Provincial of the Irish Province, and staff member of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. He has published extensively on public theology, and reform within the Catholic Church. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the Loyola Institute in Trinity College Dublin.

Stephen Collins

Political correspondent of the Irish Times

Stephen Collins is the political editor of the Irish Times. He has been a political journalist for over 25 years and was formerly the political editor of the Sunday Tribune and the Sunday Press, having started work as a journalist with the Irish Press Group. He has written a number of books on Irish politics the most recent being People Politics and Power: From O’Connell to Ahern (2007). His other books include, Breaking the Mould: How the PDs changed Irish Politics (2005), The Power Game: Ireland under Fianna Fail (2001) and The Cosgrave Legacy (1996). He was educated at Oatlands College, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin, and University College Dublin where he graduated with a BA in History and Politics and an MA in Politics.

Tony White

Former director in Ireland of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Dr Tony White worked for twenty years as Irish Director of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He spent a similar period in higher education with the Higher Education Authority, the National Council for Educational Awards and as Registrar of Milltown Institute. He is currently a member of the governing body of the National College of Ireland and of the Medical and Health Sciences Board of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Hr has published a book and a number of articles on aspects of Irish higher education.