Iain Gardner

Professor Iain Gardner

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2006
  • Section(s): Religion


Iain Gardner is Professor of Studies of Religion at the University of Sydney. He was trained in early Christian literature and the history of religions at the University of Manchester, undertaking research work on ancient manuscripts in Berlin and Vienna, and had extensive experience teaching in both Britain and Western Australia before coming to the University of Sydney. He works on a number of major international research projects in areas as diverse as Egypt and south China, and has edited many original manuscripts in ancient languages such as Coptic from collections around the world.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.