Dr. Alasdair Murrie-West
BA, BCA, BD(Hons), PhD(Melb)

Dr Murrie-West has been Principal of Dunmore Lang College since 2013 bringing over seventeen years of experience in leading University Colleges and Residences in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dr Murrie-West has completed a BA in Politics and BCA in Management and Marketing from Victoria University, Wellington and a graduate degree in Bioethics from Otago University where he was awarded the Begg PhD Scholarship.  In 2010, he completed a (mid-life ‘crisis’) PhD from The University of Melbourne exploring the end-of-life decision-making through the lens of narrative fiction. 

In addition to working in Residential Colleges, he has experience in marketing and business, tertiary education and the not-for-profit or for-purpose sectors.

Dr Murrie-West has extensive experience in managing the issues and challenges facing the Residential College and higher education sectors as he has lived and worked in this area for over twenty-three years.

He is committed to developing and sustaining safe and healthy residential communities that will provide students with the support needed to successfully negotiate the transition from their school and home to completing a university degree and beyond.

As Dunmore Lang College Principal, he welcomes conversations with potential students and parents about the benefits living at Dunmore Lang offers students, especially those relocating from rural, regional and, interstate or internationally. 

As part of the College’s commitment to continuous improvement, Dr Murrie-West invites direct feedback and suggestions for changes or improvements from current and past students or parents.

Please call direct on 0420 688 121 or email [email protected].