Kirsten McLean is a Senior Lecturer in 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 for three years. Her PhD thesis, completed in 2003, examined the lives of 60 Australian bisexual men and women.
Kirsten is currently Deputy Associate Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Arts, Associate Chair of the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC), and Deputy Chair of the Monash Diverse Genders and Sexualities (DGS) Advisory Group. She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).
Kirsten has won a number of teaching awards, most recently a Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2015 and a Vice-Chancellor’s Citation in 2016.
- Read more about the “Inclusive Education Guidelines – Diverse Genders and Sexualities” developed by the Monash Diverse Sexualities and Genders Advisory Group, of which Kirsten is Deputy Chair. Read more
- Kirsten’s 2016 citation for inclusive teaching has been showcased in the Monash newsletter, The Insider Read more
- Read an interview with Dr Kirsten McLean about teaching sexuality, inclusion, and what motivates her teaching. Read more
- Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for her continued work building inclusive and positive learning environments for all students. Read more
- Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2015 Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Read more