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The Rev'd Dr Paul Dominiak

Fellow, Tutorial Advisor, Dean of Chapel, Praelector, Director of Studies in Bachelor of Theology for Ministry Exams, Acting Director of Studies for Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion Tripos (2019-2020)

Paul Dominiak is the College's Dean of Chapel. He is also Acting Director of Studies in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion and Director of Studies in Bachelor of Theology for Ministry Exams.

Academic interests

Paul Dominiak's academic interests include:

  • Philosophical theology
  • Ethics
  • Historical theology
  • History of political thought.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Hons, Philosophy and Early Modern Studies.
  • BA, Theology and Religious Studies, Cantab.
  • MA, Cantab.
  • MPhil Philosophical Theology, Cantab.
  • PhD Theology, Dunelm.

Awards and prizes

  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy.


Born in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Paul read Early Modern Studies and Philosophy as his first degree at the University of the South, a liberal arts college in the USA, as an international scholar. He subsequently moved to Cambridge, reading the Theology Tripos and then the Theology MPhil at Sidney Sussex College, while also undertaking ministerial formation at Westcott House.

Paul then served as an Assistant Curate in a parish in the north east of England before returning to Cambridge as Chaplain to Trinity College in 2011. He joined Jesus College as Dean of Chapel in 2015. Paul finished his doctoral work through Durham University in 2016, having worked on the reception and use of Platonic metaphysics of participation in Elizabethan theology. 

Paul is married to Kaitlin and has two daughters, Sophia and Eleanor.

Other interests

Football, cinema, cooking, politics, choral music, musical theatre, reading fiction, art and architecture, travel. 

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