Daniel Padovan

Associate Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park

Daniel Padovan is an Associate Lecturer (Teaching Specialist) in Sports Management. He is Course Coordinating the Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) and also Topic Coordinates BUSN2051 (Sports Marketing), BUSN3068 (Sports Law) and BUSN3069 (Sports Leadership and Governance).

Daniel is also part of a wider team conducting the Flinders University Diploma in Sports Management which will be exclusively housed in the newly established Port Adelaide Institute of Sport, based at the redeveloped Alberton Oval.

Before his career in academia, Daniel has worked in the defence industry, the emergency services, and has also been part of the sports industry in various roles. Daniel's PhD is currently under examination and his research focuses on how adventure therapies can be used as additional treatments to aid the mental health of military veterans and other frontline professions.

Over the years, Daniel has taught undergraduate and postgraduate topics in Sports Management, Strategic Management, International Business, as well as Marketing and Communications part-time at various institutions including Flinders since 2016 while completing his PhD. Daniel then became a full-time lecturer at Flinders University in 2022.

Daniel utilises a coaching approach to teaching and is very passionate about engaging and motivating students to succeed and achieve their goals. He also makes sure students can have some laughs and enjoy learning about the sports industry which they are passionate about.

Daniel also strongly encourages students to build skills by seeking practical experience via industry placements that will make them stand out from other candidates when they graduate. In everything he does when teaching, Daniel aims to make sure that his students are truly future ready.

  • 2022 PhD (Management) (Thesis currently under final examination)
  • 2014 Bachelor of Management Honours (1st Class Honours)
  • 2013 Business Double Degree (Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Marketing)
Honours, awards and grants

Teaching Awards

  • 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Academic Awards

  • 2015 Australian Post Graduate Award (APA)
  • 2014 Honours Scholarship
  • 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Academic Merit Award
  • 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Academic Merit Award
Key responsibilities
  • Course Coordinator Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)
  • Topic Coordinator BUSN2051 (Sports Marketing)
  • Topic Coordinator BUSN3068 (Sports Law)
  • Topic Coordinator BUSN3069 (Sports Leadership and Governance)
Teaching interests
  • Sports Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing and Communications
Topic coordinator
BUSN2051 Sports Marketing
BUSN3068 Sports Law
BUSN3069 Sports Leadership and Governance
Topic lecturer
BUSN3069 Sports Leadership and Governance
BUSN3068 Sports Law
BUSN2051 Sports Marketing