About Gillian Chu


I grew up in Hong Kong as a Canadian and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts (Honours) in English Language. In an unexpected turn of events, I became a FCCA (Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountant). Life led me to Vancouver, B.C., where I graduated from Regent College with a Master of Divinity. I am now completing my Doctor of Philosophy (Divinity) at the University of St. Andrews, under the supervision of Dr John Perry and Professor Mario Aguilar in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics. As an aspiring theological ethicist, I also hold the role of postgraduate co-convener with the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics.

Having lived on three different continents, I have a high level of cultural sensitivity. Having worked and studied in three different fields, I am able to bring an unique perspective from my diverse experiences. Being fluent in three languages, English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, I can connect with a wide range of individuals effectively. While there are many perks in being a third-culture kid, you can read more about my struggles in attempting to embrace my identity in an interview I gave with The Regent World.

Feel free to contact me if you wish to engage in a conversation or to collaborate on a project.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2043-715X