Professor Coloe is a Presentation Sister, teaching at Yarra Theological Union since 2014 primarily in the field of New Testament studies, with a particular focus on the Gospel of John.
Mary is very active in research, giving papers at international conferences, and serving many years on the executives of the Australian Catholic Biblical Association (Secretary, President-elect) and the Fellowship for Biblical Studies (Treasurer, Review Editor and President). Mary has written three books on the New Testament for teachers, and three books on the Sunday Gospels, which have also been published on-line. She has two monographs on John, and edited two books. She has over fifty essays and article in edited books and Journals. Her research areas include Gospel of John, New Testament and First Century Judaism.
Mary has been teaching at the Australian Catholic University, and has also taught at Boston College, the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley, and at the Ecce Homo Biblical Institute Jerusalem. She is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and other national and international biblical associations. She was appointed by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity to participate in a 5 year Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Disciples of Christ. Mary is noted for her outstanding contribution to Learning and Teaching, Research, and Engagement in Church and Community.