Wesley Institute’s staff and faculty consist of leading industry professionals and academics who provide a high-calibre education to all students. Expect to be challenged, to think critically and to finely hone your skills, equipping you to achieve the highest artistic and academic potential, growth and development.
Creative and Performing Arts
Society and Culture
Our Theology Faculty delivers the Integrative Studies stream of theology units undertaken by all undergraduate students in the creative and performing arts.
Managing Director, Wesley Institute
MB BS, DCH (RCP), FAICD
Greg’s experience and achievements have been both extensive and diverse. Since the award of his MB BS (Medicine) from the University of Sydney, he has worked in medicine, pharmaceutical marketing and sales, general management, clinical research, publishing, building products, mining, shipping and industry advocacy - in Australia, the United States and globally. He has a proven track record of leadership and driving business results, while transforming processes, people’s skills and alignment. Greg’s senior roles include Executive General Manager of CSR Lightweight Systems and Director of CSR Building Products Limited; Executive Vice President and General Manager, Pharma Global Business Unit, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, USA; Medical Director, Director of Sales and Marketing, then Managing Director, of Wyeth Australia and New Zealand; Chief Executive, Australasian Medical Publishing Company, Sydney; and Assistant Director (Medical Services) of the Australian Medical Association, Canberra.
Dr Martin Dowson
Academic Director, Wesley Institute
Dip.Teach., BA, MA, PhD, BTh
Professor Martin Dowson is currently Wesley Institute’s Academic Director, having previously held senior leadership positions at the Sydney College of Divinity (as Professor of Pastoral Theology), and the Australian College of Ministries (as Director of Higher Education). Professor Dowson is an internationally recognised scholar in the fields of education, psychology and spirituality, and holds degrees in education, psychology and theology.
Professor Dowson’s most recent research encompasses several key areas in the field of psychology including educational psychology, psychological measurement, and the psychology of religion. Professor Dowson is author of over 140 peer refereed publications including articles appearing in Review of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Review of Religious Research, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. In addition to his other research work, Professor Dowson is also co-editor of Volume 6 of International Advances in Education: Religion and Spirituality.
Professor Dowson has won numerous research grants (totaling more than 1.5 million dollars), and has received academic awards from institutions including the American Educational Research Association, the Australian Association of Special Education, Macquarie University, the Free University of Berlin, and the Universities of Texas and Western Sydney.
Dr Maureen Miner Bridges
Director of Research
BSc(Hons), DipCrim, DipEd, DipBS, MClinPsy, PhD
Maureen Miner Bridges is the Director of Research at Wesley Institute. She is also currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney. Formerly a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at UWS, Maureen has taught and researched in the field of the Psychology of Religion/Spirituality, and continues to supervise student theses in this area. She is the founder and former Chair of the University of Western Sydney Psychology and Spirituality Society. Maureen also consults as a clinical psychologist with clients having a religious worldview. Current collaborative research projects include the antecedents of burnout, work engagement and job satisfaction in church leaders; the impact of attachment to God on psychological health and well-being; and the integration of psychology and Christian theology.
Hilda Caine JP
Dean of Quality
DipMin, MEdAdmin, BTh, MEdAdmin
Hilda Caine works with the academic faculties to maintain high standards in the development, delivery and assessment of the Institute’s courses, and to document the courses for review by internal and external authorities.