John Egan


He/ Him/ His

Job Title

Associate Dean


University of Auckland

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 2002; MA 1999


Adult Learning and Education (ALE)


Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand

I am Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Director of the Learning and Teaching Unit in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. My Educational Studies experiences have led me to a range of university roles in, Australia Canada, and now New Zealand. My work involves leadership, mentoring, researching and some teaching (face-to-face/blended/online), all whilst quietly disassembling the euroheteropatriarchy. My EdStudies mentors’ unwillingness to impose disciplinary compartmentalization has embedded within me a deep and relentless commitment to embrace the untidiness and ambiguity of human experience. It has been almost 20 years since I graduated, but I remain cheerfully ambivalent about “being” an academic.