Jane McLarty

Dr Jane McLarty


Jane is an independent researcher in Early Christianity.

Jane McLarty

Jane’s first degree was in Classics (Girton College, Cambridge). After working in the City for five years she returned to Cambridge to study for the MPhil in New Testament. She spent seven years as the University’s first Disability Adviser, establishing the Disability Resource Centre, then moved to Lucy Cavendish College to be Assistant Graduate Tutor and then Admissions Tutor. During this period she worked towards her PhD on the role of emotion in the Acts of Paul and Thecla, part-time with King’s College London. In 2009 Jane moved to Wolfson College to take up the post of Senior Tutor, stepping down in 2018 to devote more time to teaching and research.

Jane is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and co-chair of the 'Early Christianity' seminar at the British New Testament Conference.


Jane is presently engaged on a project exploring the representation of space and place in early North African martyrology. She regularly runs short courses aimed at those outside academia, for instance through the University's Institute of Continuing Education.