Dr Gerard Michael Gaskin

Dr Gerard Michael Gaskin

Adjunct Honorary Professor

Dr Gerard Gaskin is the Executive Director of Catholic Education Tasmania and the Head of St Thomas Aquinas Teaching Schools Institute Tasmania. Dr Gaskin brings over 40 years of experience in the Catholic education system and 25 years lecturing in philosophy, pedagogy and the cognitive architecture of learning. Dr Gaskin has multiple degrees in education that includes a Masters and PhD. He has taught at Vianney College Seminary for 25 years and lectured to undergraduate students from Charles Sturt University. He has also worked for the University of Notre Dame reviewing research proposals, has examined doctoral theses, and co-supervises a number of PhD students.

Dr Gaskin has written widely on education matters, and most recently assisted in drafting the National Catholic Education Commission’s contribution to the Alice Springs Declaration on Education.

Dr Gaskin and his wife Kathy (a Catholic school principal), have seven children and four grandchildren.


PhD (Catechetics) (Pontifical Lateran University, Rome) 1980

Scholarship Publications

Journal Article

  • 2013
    • Gaskin, G (2013). The Burden of Friendship. Crisis Magazine, 18 December. | External link

Popular Article

  • 2020
    • Gaskin, G (2020). Hindsight is 20/20 Vision: What 2020 has meant for Catholic Education Tasmania. Archdiocese of Hobart, 17 December. | External link

Completed Supervision

  • 2020
    • -, - (Doctoral Thesis), 2020