Professor Brian C. Findsen

Brian Findsen


Qualifications: EdD NCSU; MA (Hons) Waikato; BSocSc Waikato; Cert in Maori St. (Waikato); Dip. Teaching ChCh.

About Brian

I have worked in adult and continuing education in universities for most of my career. I am currently a professor of (adult) education in Te Whiringa School of Educational leadership & Policy with a special research interest in learning in later life, an area in which I have published extensively. Aside from working in this University (initially in 1980 in the Centre for Continuing Education), I have worked as an adult educator at the University of Auckland, AUT University and the University of Glasgow (2004-2008) where I was Head of Department for Adult & Continuing Education. I completed my doctoral studies in adult education and sociology at North Carolina State University in the mid 1980s. Hence, I bring to my research and teaching, a strong interest in international adult education.

I am married to Caterina and we have two children, Amanda and Christopher, and four grandchildren, Ashton, Mya,  Harper and Aria.

Papers Taught


Adult Education; Ageing; Education Policy; Learning and Education; Lifelong Learning; Sociology and Education; Tertiary Education