My résumé / Curriculum vitae

Brian McKinlay
Australian citizen
GPO Box 3162, Canberra ACT 2601

Formal qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Monash) 1972
Trained Primary Teachers’ Certificate (Victoria)
Graduate Diploma in Librarianship (Canberra)
Associate of the Library and Information Association of Australia
[Graduate] Diploma in Computer Science (La Trobe)
Bachelor of Theology (Hons, Class 1) (Charles Sturt)
Master of Theology (with Distinction) (Charles Sturt)

Strengths and skills

Advanced writing skills, particularly in the analysis, synthesis and presentation of information.
Advanced ability in research, analysis and finding answers to information needs. Demonstrated performance in planning and implementation of complex projects.
Demonstrated performance in the development and costing of complex policy proposals.
Strong general management, supervision and liaison skills and experience.
Experience in proofing and editing of sophisticated English language materials.
Extensive practical knowledge and executive-level experience in the management of information and records.

Subject expertise

Public administration generally; Government-funded aged care, subacute care and hospitals policy; Information for the sciences and Parliament; Information and records management; Theology.

Public Service career 1972-2011 (Now retired)

Nov 98 – Feb 11 : Department of Health and Ageing
      Nov 07 – Feb 11 : Assistant Director, Subacute Policy and Programs
      Apr – Nov 07 : Assistant Director, Australian Health Care Agreements
      Mar 03 – Apr 07 : Assistant Director, Management Information and Data Analysis, Ageing and Aged Care
      Nov 98 – Mar 03 : Senior Project Officer, Aged and Community Care
1998 – 2002 : Theology Student and part time worker
1996-98 : Free lance librarianship consultant
1990-96 : Director, Information Services, Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
1986-90 : Chief Information Specialist, Science, Technology and the Environment, Parliamentary Library
1981-5 : Deputy Librarian, Aeronautical Research Laboratories, now Aerospace Division Defence Science and Technology Organisation
1979-80 : Librarian-in-charge, joint Library in Victoria of the Bureau of Customs and the Australian Government Analytical Laboratories.
1977-78 : (as an Australian Volunteer Abroad) Head, English Language Division, Sabah State Library, Malaysia
1976 : Cataloguer, Bridges Library, Royal Military College, Duntroon.
1972-74 : Library Branch, Education Dept. of Victoria

Church history

1950s/60s :  As a school child, I attended (Anglican) Sunday school and church. As a teenager I followed my parents to be a member of the Christian Revival Church in Frankston, Victoria from 1960-66.

1967-76 : Waverley Christian Fellowship, Melbourne. A founding member of this church, near Monash University where I was studying, I grew as it grew. From 1967-1970, I also took part in the Overseas Christian Fellowship in Melbourne, and from 1970 onwards I encouraged the growth from small beginnings of a large fellowship of overseas students within the Waverley Christian Fellowship.

1977-78 : Gereja Baptis Likas, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia. This church offered me superb fellowship and a busy role as church worker during my two years in Kota Kinabalu.

1979-86  :  Waverley Christian Fellowship, Melbourne (now CityLife Church). I became a deacon with a wide-ranging fellowship and ministry among the several hundred Southeast Asian students and migrants fellowshipping at the Church.

1986-2004 : St George’s Anglican Church, Pearce, ACT. As a lay minister, I helped lead services, took part actively in home groups and preached from time to time.

2004–present : St Philip’s Anglican Church, O’Connor ACT. As a liturgical assistant, I help lead services, and preach occasionally. I have been coordinator of the parish’s liturgy team, and parish webkeeper … as well fulfilling a host of other minor roles. I was for several years the President of the musical society associated with the parish.

At various times I have been a member of the Diocesan Synod and of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia, a Council member of St Mark’s National Theological Centre and Chair of its Library Committee, as well as Deputy-chair of the Diocesan Clergy Terms and Conditions Committee.

I am also an oblate of the Benedictine Abbey at Jamberoo, NSW

Academic work in theology at Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Theology (1999-2000)
Major in Sytematic theology. Graduated with Distinction; awarded the Laurence Murchison Prize. GPA 6.22

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (2001)
Major essays: "Wolfhart Pannenberg’s eschatological ethics and their application to ecological theology,"
     "Aspects of Wolfhart Pannenberg’s theological methodology in relationship to his concept of revelation."
Dissertation: "By Method of Witness: Revelation in Nicholas Berdyaev’s Religious Philosophy." Published as "Revelation in Nicolas Berdyaev’s Religious Philosophy,", Open Theology 3, no. 1 (forthcoming, Jan., 2017).
Graduated with Honours, Class 1. GPA 6.75

Master of Theology (2014-15)
Research paper: "The thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein in Rowan Williams’s theological account of language", published as: "Ludwig Wittgenstein in Rowan Williams’s Theological Account of Language," New Blackfriars (forthcoming, 2017). Early view online: doi:10.1111/nbfr.12225.
Major essay: "The Holy Spirit and the hermeneutics of scripture in the community of faith".
Major essay: "What Insights Might a Public Theology Contribute to the Debate on Climate Change?" Published as: "Public Theology’s Contribution to the Debate on Climate Change," Uniting Church Studies 20, no. 1 (June 2014): 61-81.
Graduated with Distinction, GPA 6.75

Doctor of Philosophy candidate (2016- ) 
Thesis topic: "Conflict and unity in Rowan Williams’s theology of church"
Supervisor: Dr Benjamin Myers, United Theological College, North Parramatta.