Dr Angela McCarthy
BA, BEd, M.Ed(RE), M.Theol., PhD.
Senior Lecturer

Email: angela.mccarthy@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0214

Biography
Dr Angela McCarthy is a senior lecturer in theology at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle campus. Her first degree from Sydney University included work in Biblical Studies and Fine Arts and was followed by the beginnings of a teaching career in Catholic secondary education. After time spent rearing a family, Angela resumed secondary teaching and also further studies in theology and education beginning in 1993 at Notre Dame. Having secured further degrees in education and theology, she was awarded her PhD in 2007. Since then she has completed a further Research Masters in Theology in the field of Scripture, art and theology. Angela has published in the areas of liturgy, icons, art and theology, liturgical music, educational practice and theological aesthetics. She is editor of the Australian Journal of Liturgy, WA convenor and immediate Past President for the Australian Academy of Liturgy, Chairperson of the Mandorla Art Award, and an editor of Pastoral Liturgy. She is also a monthly guest on ABC radio Sunday Nights with John Cleary.
Teaching Areas
Liturgy, Sacraments, Scripture
Research Expertise and Supervision
  • 2014 Completed PhD: Neil Ferguson - Practice-Led Theology or Thinking Theology Through Practice
  • 2015 - M.Phil Leigh Roper
  • 2015 - M.Phil Jin Yoon
  • 2015 - M.Phil Kellie Costello
  • 2013 - M.Ed Anne Frawley-Mangan

 

Research and engagement

Book Chapters
McCarthy, A. M. (2010). Art for God, or to God through Art? In D. Cohen & M. Parsons (Eds.), In Praise of Worship (pp. 162-175). Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications.
Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • McCarthy, Angela M. "Mary Magdalene: Perfect Penitent ...Or Not?". Pastoral Liturgy 44, no. 3 (June - November 2014): 13-16.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. "David Cohen: Why O Lord?". Pastoral Liturgy 44, no. 2 (2014): 7.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. ""Liturgy: The Illustrated History" by Keith F. Pecklers." Pastoral Liturgy 45, no. 1 (2014).
  • McCarthy, Angela M. ""The Prayers of the New Missal" by Anscar Chapungco." Pastoral Liturgy 45, no. 1 (2014): 22-23.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. ""Sacred Music in Secular Society" by Jonathan Arnold." Pastoral Liturgy 45, no. 1 (2014): 25.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. "A Significant Anniversary: Book Review." Pastoral Liturgy 44, no. 3 (June - November 2014): 18-20.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. "Tom Scirghi: Everything Is Sacred." Pastoral Liturgy 44, no. 2 (March - June 2014): 6.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. ""Unbelievable: Why We Believe and Why We Don't" by Graham Ward." Pastoral Liturgy 45, no. 2 (2014): 14-15.
Conference Papers
  • Alliex, S., & McCarthy, A. M. (2005). Reflective Practice: Retrospective Reality and Rhetoric or Strategies to Enhance Clinical Practice? Teaching and Learning Forum. Retrieved from H:\Publications\Referred conference papers\TL Forum 2005 Alliex and McCarthy - reflective practice - rhetoric or strategies to enhance clinical practice.htm
  • McCarthy, A. M. (1999). Getting Serious About Grounded Theory. Paper presented at the Western Australian Institute of Educational Research Forum, Perth. http://www.waier.org.au/forums/1999/mccarthy.html
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2000). Choosing Catholic Secondary Education: a Study in Progress. Paper presented at the Western Australian Institute of Educational Research, Perth.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2001). Choosing Catholic Secondary Education: a grounded theory study. Paper presented at the Forum for Research and the Future of Catholic Schooling, University of Queensland.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2001). Educational Choice, a Grounded Theory Study. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Perth.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2002). Parallel Systems of Education: the Advantage of Choice. Paper presented at the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Forum, Perth.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2004). Choice of Schooling: a Qualitative View. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne University.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2004). Exploring Teaching as a Team. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Forum, Murdoch University.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2005). Mentoring in Action. Paper presented at the Royal College of Nursing and Mentoring Australia Conference, Canberra.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2007). Realising Family Potential Through Choice of Schooling. AARE Conference Papers. Retrieved from
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2011). Integration of visual art in worship. Paper presented at the Australian Academy of Liturgy National Conference, Melbourne.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2012). Expressing the Inexpressible: the Work of Mons John Cyril Hawes, priest and architect. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture, Sydney.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2012). Liturgical Review of the RCIA Paper presented at the National Conference for the Bishops' Liturgical Commission 2012, Hobart.
  • McCarthy, A. M. (2013). The Liturgical Movement and its expression in the architecture of Mons John C. Hawes. Paper presented at the Australian Academy of Liturgy, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. "Liturgy and the Arts." In With Burning Hearts: WA Liturgy Conference. Perth, 2015.
  • McCarthy, Angela M. "Seeing the Word in a Contemporary World." In Australian Academy of Liturgy. Brisbane, Queensland, 2015.
In the Media
Monthly guest for chat room on Sunday Nights with John Cleary
Professional Affiliations
Australian Academy of Liturgy
Fellowship for Biblical Studies
Member of Chamber of Arts and Culture WA
Community Engagement
Parish Liturgy committee
Director of music, St Thomas More Parish
Chairperson, Mandorla Art Award
Past President Australian Academy of Liturgy
Awards
2007 West Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) Postgraduate Researcher Award
2002 West Australian Institute for Educational Research, Notre Dame University Medal
2000 Australian Postgraduate Award – Australian Federal Government
1985 West Australia Week YMCA Mothers' Award - inaugural recipient