Daniel Padovan

Associate Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park

Daniel Padovan is an Associate Lecturer (Teaching Specialist) in Sports Management.

As a part of his role, Daniel is the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Business (Sports Management). He also Topic Coordinates BUSN2051 (Sports Marketing), BUSN3068 (Sports Law) and BUSN3069 (Sports Leadership and Governance), BUSN1026, (Sports Management and Leadership), BUSN1027, (Exploring and Reporting Sport Business Data) and BUSN1028 (Introduction to Sports Marketing).

Daniel is also the Course Coordinator of the Flinders University Diploma in Sports Management which is taught in the newly established Port Adelaide Academy of Sport, based at the redeveloped Alberton Oval.

Before his career in academia, Daniel has worked in 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 mental health.

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)
  • Course Coordinator Diploma in Sports Management
  • Topic Coordinator BUSN1026 (Sports Management and Leadership)

  • Topic Coordinator BUSN1027 (Exploring and Reporting Sport Business Data)

  • Topic Coordinator BUSN1028 (Introduction to Sports Marketing)

  • 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
BUSN1028 Introduction to Sports Marketing
BUSN1027 Exploring and Reporting Sport Business Data
BUSN1026 Sports Management and Leadership
BUSN2051 Sports Marketing
BUSN3068 Sports Law
BUSN3069 Sports Leadership and Governance
Topic lecturer
BUSN1028 Introduction to Sports Marketing
BUSN1027 Exploring and Reporting Sport Business Data
BUSN1026 Sports Management and Leadership
BUSN3069 Sports Leadership and Governance
BUSN3068 Sports Law
BUSN2051 Sports Marketing