Gillian Straine is the Director of the Guild of Health and St. Raphael, an ecumenical organisation promoting, resourcing and researching the healing ministry. Her degree and doctorate are both in Physics, which she studied at Imperial College London. She is a priest in the Church of England, and during preparation for ordination was awarded a MA in Theology from the University of Oxford. Her books include Science and Religion: a path through polemic (2014) and Cancer: a pilgrim companion (2017). She is the Publicity officer for The Science and Religion Forum.