Dept profile picI am Andrew Dunstall, a philosopher based in Sydney at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

I completed my PhD in 2013  at Macquarie, with a dissertation on the philosophy of history. In 2016 I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with a focus on educational technology.

I have held appointments as Associate Lecturer at Macquarie, visiting Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, and am currently a research associate for the Institute for Ethics & Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

I have extensive teaching experience, and have twice received commendations for work with Open Universities Australia through their Macquarie Program. I have regularly contributed to curriculum development in Macquarie’s Philosophy Department. I have also been involved in executive committees for Higher Degree Research, and an Early Career Research advisory group. I have a thorough understanding of research funding, politics, and strategy.

In research, I study two main themes in European philosophy. First, I study the way that societies make use of, institutionalise, and construct histories for collective identity and justification. Second, I study the way that educational systems cultivate civic capabilities within particular societies. In the history of philosophy, I specialise in the phenomenological and hegelian traditions.