Andrew Estefan

Associate Dean, Curriculum Dev. & Program Evaluation

Academic Leadership Team

Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing


Griffith University, 2008


Griffith University, 2003


Griffith University, 2001

Diploma Nursing Science-Mental Health Nursing

University of Southampton, 1993

Contact information


Office: 403.220.8053


Professional Faculties : PF2234


Research Interests

  • Self-injury and suicide
  • Gender, sexuality and identity
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Interpretive methodologies
  • Psychotherapeutic interventions
  • Therapeutic relationships


Dr. Andrew Estefan joined the Faculty of Nursing in 2008. Since this time he has taught undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in the areas of philosophy, research methods, and mental health/psychiatric nursing.  Between 2014 and 2016 he served in the role of Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning.  Before coming to Calgary, Dr. Estefan taught in nursing, health and social care programs in Australia and the United Kingdom.  

His research program focuses on narrative inquiry and he has published work relating to narrative practice and pedagogy in postsecondary undergraduate and graduate learning. He was the recipient of the inaugural University Teaching Award for assistant professors in 2014 and is a member of the Teaching Academy at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Estefan's program of research inquires at the intersections of sexuality, gender, and people's experiences of mental health and illness. His research work in narrative inquiry and philosophical hermeneutics, alongside faculty colleagues, has been published extensively; he supervises numerous master's and doctoral students undertaking narrative and hermeneutic studies.

His teaching, research, and scholarship have been recognized with international awards from the American Educational Research Association.


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