Terry is a semi-retired independent scholar with a background as a librarian and bibliographer who has been associated with CCCW and the Henry Martyn Centre since the early 1990s. She has published on missionary periodicals, the East African Revival, the British Colonial Service and the Victorian novelist, Charlotte Mary Yonge. She is currently Editor of Africa Bibliography, Research and Documentation, Assistant Editor of The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and Reviews Editor for Studies in World Christianity. She is a Licensed Lay Minister in the Diocese of Ely.