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ABOUT UNDECEPTIONS

undeceive: to free from deception, illusion or error

Every week on Undeceptions, we’ll explore some aspect of life, faith, history, culture, or ethics that is either much misunderstood or mostly forgotten. With the help of people who know what they’re talking about, we’ll be trying to ‘undeceive ourselves’, and let the truth ‘out’.

OUR TEAM

JOHN DICKSON

John’s story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, and media presenter. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity (2007-17). He has published over 20 books, two of which became television documentaries, with a third, For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than you Ever Imagined, released in Australian cinemas in June 2018. He teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney, Australia, and researches the origins of Christianity in the Roman empire.

He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney. During 2016-2021 John is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University, where he is researching Christianity and education in the ancient and early medieval worlds.

In 2019 he was appointed Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne), where he teaches across a range of on-campus and online subjects.

Head to johndickson.org for more on John’s speaking and writing activities.

He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney. During 2016-2021 John is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University, where he is researching Christianity and education in the ancient and early medieval worlds.

In 2019 he was appointed Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne), where he teaches across a range of on-campus and online subjects.

Head to johndickson.org for more on John’s speaking and writing activities.

Kaley Payne

Producer and Editor

Kaley Payne is the producer and editor of Undeceptions. With degrees in Law and Communications, she worked for a decade as a journalist with Eternity Magazine, before focusing exclusively on the Undeceptions podcast and wider project.

Mark Hadley

Director

Mark Hadley is the director for Undeceptions. He has produced and directed informative podcasts, programs and documentaries internationally for the past 30 years

Lyndie Leviston

Executive Assistant

Lyndie Leviston is the Executive Assistant for Undeceptions. She was a professional flutist for 35 years before joining the Undeceptions team in January 2020.

Siobhan McGuinness

Librarian

Siobhan McGuinness is the Librarian for Undeceptions. She has degrees in music and history as well as a masters in information studies. Siobhan has joined the Undeceptions team to work on the public library.

Bill Hurditch

Bill Hurditch

Chairman of the Board

Bill Hurditch is an ecologist, consultant and visiting academic at Oxford University. He has a PhD in science and is a director of Moore College and several other not-for-profit organisations.

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Janna Robertson

Board Member

Janna is an experienced executive, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of an ASX listed financial services company.  A Chartered Accountant, in her prior roles, Janna specialised in restructuring and turnaround, most recently as a Partner at Deloitte.  Janna is also a Council member at SHORE school, chairing the Assets and Infrastructure sub-committee.

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Rob Clarke

Board Member

Rob is a senior executive in roles spanning advertising and marketing, private equity and more recently professional rugby union administration. He has also held a variety of board positions in both public and private companies, including being a founding director of  the Centre for Public Christianity and most recently Undeceptions Ltd.

SEND US  A QUESTION

Oh boy, does John love questions. So don’t be afraid to send them in. At the end of each season we dedicate an episode or two for John to answer all your burning questions about Christianity. Want to know something more about a previous episode? Or perhaps you’ve got a question about faith that you’ve been struggling to find an answer for?
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