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Dr Armand Léon van Ommen
University of Aberdeen
Léon earned his Ph.D. from the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven (Belgium), on the topic of suffering in liturgy. In 2016 he moved to Scotland with his wife and two children. He works as Christ’s College Teaching Fellow in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen. Working in the area of Practical Theology he is interested in the empirical and theological reality of (religious) practices. Much of his work is focused on pastoral needs, especially the needs of marginalised people who are stigmatised and whose voices are not heard. His research interests include liturgy, ritual, suffering and healing, (mental) health, narrative, and peace and reconciliation.
Léon is an active member in St. Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Aberdeen.
In his spare time Léon likes to listen to music, to play the piano and (bass) guitar, walking in the beautiful Scottish countryside, and to read, preferably with a good cup of coffee.