Kevin  McCracken Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Kevin McCracken

Honorary Fellow
Macquarie University

I was a faculty member at Macquarie University from 1973 to 2008, teaching and researching population and health studies. I retired from Macquarie at the end of 2008 and have spent a good part of the time since then working on the two editions of Global Health. Other recent research has covered demographic ageing, climate change and health, and demographic and epidemiological transition.


I was born and raised in New Zealand, mostly living in Dunedin. After finishing my Bachelor's and Master's degrees I spent a year training as a secondary school teacher. After that year I taught briefly in the Christchurch area, before moving to Canada with my wife in 1970 to commence doctoral study. On completing my PhD I took up an appointment at Macquarie University in Sydney, finishing as Dean of Environmental and Life Sciences. During my academic career I spent time in visiting positions in the US at Cornell University (1979) and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (1990). Outside academic work I spent quite a lot of time over the years coaching and managing junior cricket and soccer teams. This involvement with sport also saw my wife and I manage junior Australian Futsal teams on tours of Argentina and Uruguay, Brazil, and British Columbia, Canada.


    BA and MA degrees in geography, Univ. of Otago, NZ, 1964-68
    PhD (Geography), University of Alberta, Canada, 1970-73

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Population Studies
    Global Health
    Medical Geography

Personal Interests

    Sport (rugby, cricket)
    Travel (domestic and overseas)


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 Featured Title - Global Health 2e - McCracken & Phillips - 1st Edition book cover