Fleur Creed

Fleur Creed

Fleur Creed’s PhD, completed in 2022, focussed on the topic of Australian churches building social capital in local communities across social and cultural boundaries. Prior to that, her background was in the counselling field, where she worked with both individuals and families, helping them to resolve their issues. Through this work, and another role she held advocating for parents in the education system, she came to understand the need for wider connections of engagement and support to provide the best outcomes for both adults and young people. This led to her research into social capital, and the church’s role in providing these connections within local communities.

Fleur’s research interests include churches and social capital, churches and community engagement, history of the Christian church in Australia, and rural churches.


PhD (Alphacrucis University College) 2022

M.Couns (Christian Heritage College) 2010

Grad Dip ECAT (Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapies) 2011

BSocSc (Christian Heritage College) 2008

Comm Serv (TAFESA) 2011

Comm Dev (ICM) 2011


Academic Conference

  • 2021
    • Bringing Hope to Communities Through Churches Building Social Capital (2021), AASR Annual Conference 2021, Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2021
    • The Local Congregation as a Facilitator of Social Capital in Australian Communities: Building Bridges Across Social and Cultural Divisions (2021), ISSR/SISR Bi-Annual Conference 2021, Online, 01 Jan 2021
  • 2020
    • The Church as a Place for Connection (2020), APTO Annual Conference 2020 presentation, Online, 01 Jan 2020
  • 2018
    • Social Capital, Justice and the Local Church (2018), Harvest BC Annual Conference 2018, Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2018