• Clara Geoghegan

Clara Geoghegan is a PhD candidate at the University of Divinity. Her thesis ‘Reconciling Henry Backhaus and Martin Crane. The conflict between an Ultramontane Augustinian Bishop and a wealthy German clerical benefactor in the establishment of the colonial diocese of Sandhurst.’ The thesis will contribute to the understanding of the unique development of Catholicism in a major regional city. Clara is a sessional lecturer in Church History at Catholic Theological College Melbourne. She is also the director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Australia and is a research in the area of social policy.