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Dr Leigh Trevaskis

Principal of Trinity College Queensland and Lecturer in Hebrew

I’m the Principal of Trinity College Queensland. My research interests extend across the fields of science and theology. I grew up in a rural context and completed my first PhD in Veterinary Science (University of Sydney). My research focused on ruminant nutrition and reproduction. After spending more than enough time with my hand up a cow’s back passage, I completed a theological degree and a PhD in Old Testament (University of Bristol). The focus of this second PhD was on the Book of Leviticus. Funny you say, because Leviticus is the only book of the Bible that pays a great deal of attention to ruminants. My work on Leviticus examines how Israel may have read and applied its sacrificial and purity texts.

My interest in theological education emerges from a lifelong desire to understand how the historic Christian faith remains plausible, even persuasive, within a modern context. I particularly enjoy listening to people bring alive the literary artistry of the Old Testament. Outside work I enjoy catching up with friends, reading, and getting out with my family.

Publications

Biblical Studies

Trevaskis, Leigh M. Holiness, Ethics and Ritual in Leviticus (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011).

Francis Landy, Leigh M. Trevaskis and Bryan D. Bibb (eds), Text, Time, and Temple: Literary, Historical and Ritual Studies in Leviticus (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014).

Trevaskis, Leigh M, “The Purpose of Leviticus 24 within its Literary Context,” Vetus Testamentum 59 (2009): 295-312.

Trevaskis, Leigh M, “On a Recent “Existential” Translation of ḥāṭāʾ’,” Vetus Testamentum (2009): 313-319.

Trevaskis, Leigh M, “Dangerous Liaisons: Sex with the Menstruating Woman in Leviticus,” in Text, Time, and Temple: Literary, Historical and Ritual Studies in Leviticus (ed. Francis Landy, Leigh M. Trevaskis, Bryan D. Bibb; Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014)

Trevaskis, Leigh, “Interpreting God’s Word” in How to Speak at Special Events (ed. Sarah Buckle-Dykes; Christian Focus, 2007)

Science

Christie, K.M, Harrison, M.T, Trevaskis, L.M, Rawnsley, R.P, Eckard, R.J., “Modelling enteric methane abatement from earlier mating of dairy heifers in subtropical Australia by improving diet quality,” Animal Production Science (2016): 565-573

Trevaskis, L.M, Gooden, J. and Fulkerson, W.J., “Provision of certain carbohydrate based supplements to pasture-fed sheep, as well as time of harvesting of the pasture, influences pH, NH3 concentration and microbial protein synthesis in the rumen,” Australian Journal of Experiemental Agriculture 42 (2001): 21-27

Trevaskis L.M, Fulkerson W.J and Nandra K.S., “Rice increases productivity compared to other carbohydrate supplements in dairy cows grazing Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum), but not Ryegrass (Lolium perenne) pastures,” Livestock Production Science 87 (2004): 197-206

Trevaskis L.M, Fulkerson W.J and Nandra K.S., “Effect of time of feeding carbohydrate supplements and pasture on production of dairy cows,” Livestock Production Science 85 (2004): 275-285

Fulkerson, W. J. and Trevaskis, L., “Limitations to milk production from pasture,” in Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition, University of New England, Australia, (1997): 159-165.

Trevaskis, L. and Fulkerson, W. J., “How to maximize profits from pasture,” in Proceedings for the Conference: “Dairy ’99 – Surviving the ride; Gympie, Queensland, Australia; 1998.

Trevaskis, L, and Fulkerson, W.J., (1998) “The use of milk urea as diagnostic aid in dairy cattle grazing pasture,” Livestock Production Science 57 (1998): 255-265.

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