Mr Damien Raidis

Associate Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

My background is in Education. I have been a teacher for 18 years in middle and primary school settings. Within this time I held several leadership positions in Student Well-Being and Curriculum Development. Additionally, I am Strength and Conditioning Coach possessing numerous industry body qualifications from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and the Australian Weightlifting Federation. I have worked in this field at the sub-elite and community-based levels in Australian Rules Football and netball.

My research interests centre on the use of Global Positioning Systems in Australian Rules Football and translation sport science. More recently I have a renewed interest in the use of Game Sense in junior sport. 

Qualifications

Master of Education (Leadership & Management) - Flinders University

Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) - Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) - University of South Australia

Bachelor of Applied Science (Recreation Planning & Management) - University of South Australia

Graduate Certificate in Catholic Education - University of South Australia

Diploma of Finanical Planning - Kaplan

Teaching interests

I lecture in the physical education, health, sports coaching, and curriculum studies. Within the physical education and coaching domains I am drawn to the teaching pedagogy of Game Sense given the increased levels of athlete/student engagement and ability to develop thinking players.