Fr William James Milsted has a background in humanities and theology. He has higher degrees in English literature, majoring in Anglo Saxon language and Medieval English literature. His licentiate in moral theology was achieved magna cum laude. He has a special interest in the interface between moral theology and culture. Since 2000, he has worked closely with university students, firstly at Sydney University and currently with Macquarie University Chaplaincy and in Artes Christi.