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Andrea Dean


Andrea Dean

Andrea Dean grew up in the small township of Adelong on the south western slopes of New South Wales. After training as teacher she worked in various fields of education for more than 30 years.

Initially she taught in rural New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. A highlight was the time she spent living in Papua New Guinea where she worked in the Vanimo district from 1993 to 1996.

Eventually settling in Canberra, Andrea has been involved in leadership, facilitation and teaching through the Catholic Education Office and the Australian Catholic University. Her favourite areas of work have been centred on facilitating spiritual growth programs and coaching.

Andrea is the recipient of the Churchill Fellow (2004) and the Australian Council of Educational Leadership Award (2009). Her qualifications include a B.Ed, Grad. Dip. R.E., Grad. Dip. Min., M.A. (Theological Studies) and a certificate in spiritual direction.

After coordinating the leadership program for young women (the Young Catholic Women’s Interfaith Fellowship) from 2012, Andrea took on the role of Director of the Office for the Participation of Women in 2017.