Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, - Italy, Rome
Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies is an Argentine RC priest currently working as Director of Development and Faith for the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development of the Holy See (Vatican). He has been appointed as one of the eight experts/advisors to the upcoming Synod of the Amazon in October 2019.
He is an Honorary Fellow at Durham University (UK), Roehampton University (London, UK) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and has been lecturing theology, Christian ethics and human rights since 2004 at different universities in Argentina and the UK.
Trained as a lawyer and moral theologian in Argentina, he holds a Masters in Wellbeing and Human Development (University of Bath, 2009-10, Chevening Scholar), a PhD in Theology (Roehampton University, London, 2010-2014, Sacred Heart Scholar), and has been a post- doctoral research fellow at Margaret Beaufort Institute, University of Cambridge (2013- 2014, Cardinal Hume Scholar). His area of research is social ethics, with a focus on economics and environmental ethics.
He has also served as an assistant priest and chaplain in different parishes and institutions in Argentina and England, many of them located in poorest neighbourhoods.