John Swinton, the chair in divinity and religious studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, is professor of practical theology and pastoral care. For more than a decade Swinton worked as a registered mental health nurse. He has also served as a hospital and community mental health chaplain alongside people with severe mental health challenges. He earned bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Aberdeen. Swinton is the author of several monographs including Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness and Gentle Discipleship. In 2016, his book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God won the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ramsey Prize for excellence in theological writing.