Andrew Estefan

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: PF2211


  • NURS 485 - The Discipline & Profession of Nursing III - Fall 2019

  • NURS 627 - Academic Scholarly Writing - Fall 2019

  • NURS 605 - Philosophical Knowledge and Advanced Nursing Practice - Winter 2020

  • NURS 627 - Academic Scholarly Writing - Winter 2020


Research Interests

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


Dr. Estefan has an extensive clinical background working with people with trauma and eating disorders. He has specific clinical and research interests in the care and treatment of people who self-harm. Dr. Estefan teaches philosophy and research methods in the Master’s and doctoral programs. Dr. Estefan’s research program addresses the experiences of mental health and illness, particularly as they are mediated by gender, sexuality, and sexual difference. Current research includes: understanding experiences of compassion in therapeutic relationships with people who self-harm; narrative inquiry into experiences of sexuality in adolescents diagnosed with cancer; and narrative exploration of health in everyday contexts.

Dr. Estefan is nationally and internationally recognized for his research and methodological work in narrative inquiry. He supervises numerous masters and doctoral students and is a frequent examiner of graduate theses.


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