Associate Professor Kirsten McLean

Kirsten McLean is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a PhD, both from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from The University of Melbourne. Prior to coming to Monash in 2000, Kirsten taught in the TAFE sector. Her PhD thesis, completed in 2003, examined the lives of 60 Australian bisexual men and women.

Kirsten has won a number of teaching awards, including three Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Faculty of Arts (2015), Vice-Chancellor (2016) and from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (2017).  In 2017 she was also awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work with the LGBTIQ community at Monash.

Kirsten also holds several leadership roles across the Faculty and university:

  • Deputy Associate Dean, Education (Student Experience), Faculty of Arts
  • Honours Convenor, Faculty of Arts
  • Associate Chair, Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC)
  • Chair, Monash Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities Advisory Group (DGSS).

She is also a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).

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