2016 Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
(University of Otago)

2006-07 Master of Theology (Tyndale-Carey Graduate School)

2003-05 Bachelor of Theology (University of Auckland)

1993-96     PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology (University of Auckland)                        

1990-92     Masters of Science, University of Auckland

1987-89  Bachelor of Science (University of Auckland)


Ordained as a Deacon in 2006, and a Priest in 2007, within Anglican Diocese of Nelson.


Articles and Reviews

“Re-imagining reflective practice as life-long learning for professional development within Christian ministry”. In Luetz, J.M., Dowden, T., Norsworthy, B. (eds) Reimagining Christian Education: Cultivating Transformative Approaches. Springer Nature, 2018, pp. 163-174. ISBN 978-981-13-0850-5

O’Brien G.J, MacIntosh J.  “A Time to Die: where will assisted suicide lead us?” Anglican Taonga, No.52, Spring 2016, pp. 28-30.

“A scenario for change: reflective practice for post-ordination professional development”, Reflective Practice Vol 17 no 4, 2016, pp. 379-392. DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2016.1164684

“More than the sum of the Parts: Worship as Biblical Theology”. Churchman 128 no.3, 2014, pp. 247-257.

“The Procuring of Reverence, Piety and Devotion: Determined Worship for a Determined Church”. Churchman 127 no.4, 2013, pp. 337-346

“Christian Spirituality: Informed by, and Informing Science”.  In Taking Rational Trouble over the Mysteries: Reactions to Atheism.  Eds Nicola Hoggard-Creegan and Andrew Shepherd.  Eugene (OR): Pickwick Publications, 2013, pp. 158-175.

O’Brien, G.J and Harris, T. What on Earth is God doing? Relating Theology and Science through Biblical Theology. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 64 no.3 (September 2012), pp. 147-156.

It’s life Jim but not as we know it.  The Nathaniel Report 31, August 2010, pp. 12-13.

The Story of our Creation.  Colloquium 41 no.2, 2009, pp. 146-164.

Perfecting not Perfect: Christology and Pneumatology within an Imperfect Yet Purposeful Creation.  Theology and Science,7 no.4, 2009, pp. 407-419.

“Kenosis”. In A Science and Religion Primer. (edited by Heidi A Campbell and Heather Looy) Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009, pp. 131-133.

Mission and the Scientific World:  The Doctrine of Creation as a Missionary Doctrine.  Colloquium, 39 no.1, 2007, pp. 16-35.

A Place for Creation. Dialogue Australasia, Vol.17 April 2007, pp. 8-13.

“A Theology of Purpose: Creation, Evolution and the Understanding of Purpose. Science and Christian Belief, 19 no. 1, 2007, pp. 59-74.

“A Purposeful Creation: Evolution, Convergence and Eschatology”. In From Resurrection to Return: Perspectives from Theology and Science on Christian Eschatology James Haire, Christine Ledger, Stephen Pickard eds. Canberra: ATF Press, 2007.

Finlay, Graeme, Warren Judd, Graham O’Brien, Ross Prestige, and Andrew Shelling.  “Genesis and Genetics.”  Stimulus 12 no.2 (2004), pp. 29-31. 

Finlay, Graeme, Bernard Choong, John Flenley, Nishi Karunasinghe, Graham O'Brien, Ross Prestidge, Chris Print, Andrew Shelling, Mark West. “Creation versus Creationism”. Perspective on Science and Christian Faith 58, no.3, pp. 2006.

Review of Graeme Finlay, Evolving Creation, (46 pages); Graeme Finlay, Gods Books: Genetics and Genesis, (75 pages); Donald Nield, God Created the Heavens and the Earth, (36 pages); Graeme Finlay ed., A Seamless Web: Science and Faith, (59 pages)”. Stimulus 14 no. 1, 2006, pp. 38-39.

“Spanning the Great Divide: Book Review of Science and Faith Series”. Anglican Taonga 20 Advent 2005, pp. 40-41.

O'Brien G.J., Bryant CJ, Voogd C, Greenberg HB, Gardner RC, Bellamy AR.  “Rotavirus VP6 expressed by PVX vectors in Nicotiana benthamiana coats PVX rods and also assembles into virus-like particles.” Virology. 270 no.2 (2000): 444-453.

O'Brien G.J., Chambers ST, Peddie B, Mahanty HK.  “The association between colicinogenicity and pathogenesis among uropathogenic isolates of Escherichia coli.”  Microb Pathog. 20 no.3 (1996): 185-90.

O'Brien, G.J., Mahanty HK. “Colicin 24, a new plasmid-borne colicin from a uropathogenic strain of Escherichia coli.” Plasmid 31no.3 (1994): 288-96.

O'Brien G.J., Chambers ST, Peddie B, Mahanty HK.  “Colicins and Microcins: Their role in bacterial pathogenesis and the molecular biology of a new microcin.”  New Zealand Microbiolgical Society Newsletter July (1996): 24-25.