Graeme McLean


Dr Graeme McLean

BA(Hons), MA, BPhil, DPhil

Adjunct Research Fellow in Philosophy
Wagga Wagga
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Graeme McLean is Adjunct Research Fellow in Philosophy, in Charles Sturt University’s School of Social Work and Arts at Wagga Wagga. He retired from his position as Philosophy Co-ordinator there in 2019, having joined CSU to take up that position in 2005.  Originally from Melbourne, he studied at Monash (BA (Hons) and MA) and then as a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford (BPhil and DPhil).  In the 1980s, while pursuing his doctoral research in epistemology, he had teaching stints at Monash and Melbourne universities and at Regent College, Vancouver.  From 1990 to 2004 he was a member of the Philosophy Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg – in the later years as Associate Professor in Philosophy.  His main philosophical interests are in epistemology, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion.

He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award at the University of the Witwatersrand (1997), the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Charles Sturt University (2008), and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2009).

During his career he has been commissioned to design and teach various courses in professional ethics, and some of those explorations are written up in his recent book, Ethical Basics for the Caring Professions: Knowledge and Skills for Thoughtful Practice, published by Routledge in 2021.  The book can be seen here:

Ethical Basics for the Caring Professions: Knowledge and Skills for Th (

He is now working towards a book at the intersection of epistemology and philosophy of religion.

  • Applied ethics
  • Theory of knowledge
  • Philosophy of religion