Neil Pembroke is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Neil was awarded his PhD from Edinburgh University. He is a member of the International Academic of Practical Theology. Neil serves on the editorial boards of Pastoral Psychology and Practical Theology. An ordained minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, Neil is the author of six books and more than thirty articles on pastoral theology. He coordinates Masters and Doctoral programs in practical theology at the University of Queensland.