Russell Hardiman


Rev Dr Russell Hardiman
STB, STL (Urban.Rome) MSLit. DSLit (Sant’ Anselmo, Rome)
Adjunct Professor of Theology; Founding Editor of Pastoral Liturgy

Phone: 08 9433 0138

Rev. Dr. Russell Hardiman has been on loan to Notre Dame University from the Bunbury Diocese since 2001. He studied at the Urbaniana University, Rome where he received his STB (Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology) and STL (Sacred Theology Licentiate). Further studies at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of San’ Anselmo, Rome, culminated in the MSLit (Masters in Sacred Liturgy) and DSLit (Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy).

He is also a Member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and Consultant to the National Liturgical Commission of the Australian Bishops Conference. Since completing doctoral studies, he has been involved in every diocese in WA through the training and formation of church leaders at all levels of ministry as well as maintaining a parish ministry. He has lectured at the Maranatha Institute in Sacramental Theology at the Catholic Institute of WA and in Liturgy and Ministry Training at the Perth College of Divinity, and has been involved in Priests’ Renewal Courses, Liturgical Studies and Retreats. He was also involved with in-service education at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

He has written articles and liturgy aids in his journal, Pastoral Liturgy, published since 1970 from which a book of essays entitled The Years of the Year was published in 1997 (published in the USA as At the Heart of Liturgy).Beyond the field of Liturgy, Dr Hardiman spent some 40 years researching eight generations of family history from the Second Fleet to modern times; after six years of writing, this was published as “From East to West you Gather a People”, a weighty tome equivalent to three Ph.D. dissertations! Rev. Dr. Hardiman also served as Dean of Studies at St Charles’ Seminary for two years.