He studied Law at the University of Kent and completed an M. Phil. in Philosophy with distinction at the University of Dundee. After that, he went to the University of Cambridge to read for the Diploma in Theology. Upon completion of this, he was awarded a British Academy Studentship to study for a Ph.D. Initially doing so under the supervision of John Milbank, but when he took up a Chair at the University of Virginia, Graham Ward took over the mantle. After completing his Ph.D., he was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Nottingham, where he set up the Centre of Theology and Philosophy. Conor was then offered a lectureship in theology, and has since been made an Associate Professor in Theology and Philosophy. He was a Fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, where he worked mainly with atheist scientists ‘Evolution and Human Nature’. Whilst in Princeton, he was ‘theologian in residence’ in 2013 at Princeton Theological Seminary.