Nicola is a theologian based in Auckland. She specialises in the interface between evolutionary theory and systematic theology and has broad interests also in all issues of public and contextual theology, and especially eco-theology. She wrote Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil (OUP, 2013), and co-edited Creation and Hope with Andrew Shepherd (Wipf & Stock, 2018). She is currently working on a book on Free Will in relationship to the sciences. Nicola is co-director of New Zealand Christians in Science, and is a chaplain at Maclaurin Chapel at the University of Auckland. She has taught theology in the US and NZ and is currently an adjunct PhD supervisor for Flinders University, and a research fellow at St Johns College. She worships at All Saints in Ponsonby.