Dr Léon van Ommen is Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Until his move to Scotland in 2016, he had lived half his life in the Netherlands and half in Belgium.
His research focuses on liturgy, ritual, narrative, suffering, reconciliation, and autism. Much of his work is focused on pastoral needs, especially the needs of marginalised people who are stigmatised and whose voices are not heard. He is working on a large study on liturgy and autism, funded by a Research Incentive Grant from the Carnegie Trust.
Léon is a member of the Liturgy Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church. He is the author of Suffering in Worship: Anglican Liturgy in Relation to Stories of Suffering People (London, Routledge, 2016)