Revd Scott Shackleton

Honorary Research Fellow


Rev Prof Scott JS Shackleton BA BD PhD is a Church of Scotland Minister whose theological training was at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews. Following his Probationary Ministry in St Andrews he joined the Naval Service as a Chaplain Royal Navy where he has served for twenty five years, excepting an 18 month period where he enjoyed a return to parish ministry in Dundee. He has served in many locations and operational environments over the last quarter century and during this time he wrote his PhD on a theology of chaplaincy specialising in WW1 chaplains and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A keen ecumenist and multi faith dialogue supporter he served on the Kirk Ecumenical Relations Committee for three years. He is currently serving as the Deputy Chaplain of the Fleet and is the lead internal academic on the Naval Service Ethics Programme. He is also a Visiting Professor in Ethics for Bath Spa University.