Peter Harrison is an Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. He was educated at the University of Queensland and Yale University. Before coming to UQ he was the Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre at the University of Oxford. He has published extensively in the area of intellectual history with a focus on the philosophical, scientific and religious thought of the early modern period. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Yale and Princeton, is a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2011 he delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh.
He has published over 70 articles and book chapters, and his six books include, most recently, The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago, 2015).