Revd Dr John McNeil Scott
The Revd Dr John McNeil Scott is Principal of the Scottish College. He has served in church ministry for over 25 years, with experience of both congregational life and higher education chaplaincy. John has also worked in university teaching and legal practice.
John studied philosophy and politics in Dublin, divinity at Aberdeen, and law in Manchester and at SOAS (University of London). He holds qualifications in Irish and Mandarin Chinese from the Ulster University and National Taiwan University, respectively. John served as Senior Chaplain to the University of London for many years. He has undertaken postgraduate research in Taiwanese Contextual Theologies and completed doctoral studies in Chicago.
John's academic interests are in theologies of politics and culture across a number of contexts including Ireland, Taiwan and Scotland and in homiletics. Other academic concerns include the application of technology to learning in ministerial formation and leadership development, in systems apporaches to congregational studies and in pastoral supervision. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies and the Academy of Homiletics.