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Journalism Course Coordinator, Charles Sturt University

Chris McGillion was a senior journalist for 15 years before taking up his current position at Charles Sturt University (Bathurst, NSW). His research and publications focus on religious sociology and US-Latin American relations. He is also currently investigating the training of journalists in non-Western countries and has a particular interest in this process in Timor Leste.


  • 2000–present
    Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Charles Sturt University
  • 2003–present
    Journalism Course Coordinator , Charles Sturt University
  • 1999–2005
    Religious Affairs Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1994–1999
    Sydney Correspondent, The Tablet (UK)
  • 1998–1999
    Editorial Page Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1998–1999
    Religious Affairs Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1995–1998
    Opinion Page Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1984–1995
    Leader Writer, Sydney Morning Herald


  • 1982 
    University of Sydney, Master of Arts (Honours)
  • 1979 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2011
    Our Fathers: What Australian Catholic preists really think about their lives and their church, John Garratt Publishing, Mulgrave, Victoria
  • 2005
    The Chosen Ones: The politics of salvation in the Anglican Church, Allen & Unwin, Sydney
  • 2002
    Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001, Cambridge University Press, New York

Grants and Contracts

  • 2005
    Brokering Democracy: the US and the Pinochet dictatroship, 1973-1989
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (Discovery Grant)