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Major Dr Christine Unicomb

Dr Christine Unicomb - Lecturer and Pastoral Care Officer

Sessional Lecturer

MBBS. University of Queensland, (1977) Dip. Obs RACOG (1982), Th.A. Australian College of Theology (1996) M.Soc.Sc (Counselling) Queensland University of Technology (2000) Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Booth College (2016), Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (2016) D.Min (2018) – Sydney College of Divinity

Commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 1983, Christine Unicomb has served in a number of locations and roles. From being a medical officer at Howard Hospital in Zimbabwe, to 13 years as a Corps Officer in locations in NSW and Queensland, to 11 years with Salvos Counselling.

While at Salvos Counselling Christine commenced teaching at Eva Burrows College (former Booth College) in the area of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology. In 2011 she was the Assistant Principal and Academic Program Officer at the School for Officer Training and in 2012 joined the staff of the higher education taking up a full time teaching load. She completed her D.Min around the topic of clergy well-being from a proactive perspective, this being informed by personal and shared experiences of cross cultural ministry, ministry with hurting people and ministry in crisis and trauma situations.


Areas of Expertise

  •      Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology
  •      Managing stress and self-care
  •      Clergy well-being and sustainable pastoral leadership



Unicomb, Christine Joy. “Spiritual Resilience and Well-Being in Protestant Clergy: Strategies that Produce Longevity.” Doctor of Ministry, Sydney College of Divinity (2017).

Unicomb, Christine Joy. “Stewardship of Self: Individual and Community Flourishing”. Thought Matters Vol 8 (2019).