Dr Amelia Fleming

Lecturer, Theology


Dr Amelia Fleming is a lecturer at Carlow College where she teaches on the Humanities, Social Care and Social, Political and Community Studies degree programmes. She teaches courses in Biblical Studies, Fundamental Moral Theology and the Theology of Social Justice.  Amelia also teaches the Academic and Digital Skills stage 1 module. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and the European Association of Biblical Studies.

She has been a visiting lecturer at the Milltown Institute; on-line tutor and tutorial facilitator in the Priory Institute; and tutor in the Pontifical University, Maynooth; and regularly is an extern examiner for the Masters Degrees in Theology / Pastoral Studies, Pontifical University, Maynooth.  Amelia was also a member of the Irish Bishops’ Committee for the Family and Children’s ad hoc group in 2009.

Amelia has been a regular Book Review contributor to Doctrine & Life and The Furrow and article peer-reviewer for the Irish Theological Quarterly.

Research Interest

Amelia’s current area of interest is in the contemporary interdisciplinary critical and theological interpretations of the Bible; and especially the place of women in scripture.


  • ‘Conscience and decision making’, in An Irish Reader in Moral Theology, Vol. 1, Foundations, edited by Enda McDonagh and Vincent MacNamara, Dublin, Columba, 2009, pp. 363 – 368.
  • ‘John Henry Newman, Evangelical and Tractarian’, Doctrine and Life, February 2009, pp. 30-48.
  • John Henry Newman, the Catholic Development’, Doctrine and Life, March 2009, pp. 35 – 48.
  • Contemporary Irish Moral Discourse, Amelia Fleming (Editor), Dublin, Columba Press, 2007.
  • ‘The Silent Voice of Creation and Moral Discourse’, in Contemporary Irish Moral Discourse, Amelia Fleming (Editor), Dublin, Columba Press, 2007, pp. 40 – 52.
  • ‘Conscience and Decision Making’, in Quench not the Spirit. Theology and Prophecy for the Church in the Modern World, edited by Angela Hanley David Smith, Dublin, Columba, 2005, pp. 150- 163.
  • ‘The Role of the Theologian, Donum Veritatis and Newman’, Irish Theological Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 3, 2004, pp. 263 – 279.
  • ‘Theology. Is Anybody Listening?’, News and Views, The Furrow, Vol. 55, No. 7/8, July/August 2004, pp. 443 – 445.
  • ‘Animal “Rights”’, Position Paper, 368/9, Aug/Sept 2004, p. 221-226. • Review Article, ‘Recovering Women’s Voices in Christian History’, Doctrine & Life, October 2004, pp. 22 – 29.
  • Short Paper on ‘Newman and Truth’, presented at the International Newman Conference in Somerville College, Oxford, August 2004.
  • Paper entitled ‘The Church’s Teaching on the Dignity of the Human Person in the Face of Modern Culture’. Presented to Post-Primary teachers at an in-service day organized by the Dublin Diocesan Advisors for Religious Education on Post-Primary Schools, Wicklow, October 8th, 2004.
  • Short Paper on ‘Newman and Reason’ presented at the Irish Theological Association and the Society for the Study of Theology with the Support of the Catholic Theology Association Joint International Conference, 29th March to April 1st, 2005, Thinking through Faith.
  • Paper entitled ‘The Role of the Catholic Theologian’ presented at the Carlow College Staff and Postgraduate Colloquium, March 14th, 2006.
  • Short Paper entitled ‘The Young Christian and Church Teaching on the Dignity of the Human Person in the face of Modern Culture’, presented at the Irish Theological Association in collaboration with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Conference, March 24th to 25th 2006, Committed Relationships: Have They a Future? Marriage and its ‘Substitutes’ in Contemporary Society


Amelia has a Maj/Min primary degree in Theology and English (1998) and completed her PhD in 2002 on the Theology of Conscience and John Henry Newman, both in the Pontifical University, Maynooth.