Glen O’Brien

Glen A. O’Brien, PhD.

Secretary of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research; Head of Humanities, Associate Professor of Church History and Theology, Booth College, Sydney, NSW.

Glen O’Brien is a Uniting Church minister with a full-time placement in theological education in the Salvation Army. He is a graduate of Kingsley College (where he served as Vice-Principal and Academic Dean), Asbury Theological Seminary (MA Theological Studies) and La Trobe University where he earned a PhD in history. He has taught at Kingsley College, Tabor College (Victoria) and Booth College and has lectured in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.  A member of the Australian Historical Association, the Evangelical History Association and the Wesleyan Theological Society, he serves on the editorial committe of Pacifica theological journal, Crucible online theological journal and Aldersgate Papers.  His research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals including The Journal of Ecclesiastical HistoryThe Journal of Religious History and The Wesleyan Theological Journal. Along with Professor Hilary Carey and Dr. Troy Duncan of the University of Newcastle he is co-convenor of a research project with the aim of publishing a new History of Methodism in Australia.