Sam is an award-winning early career researcher and senior lecturer in Sport, Health and Physical Activity in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. He has published 33 peer-reviewed outputs and received over $270K in combined grants, tenders and consultancies. Sam is an active member of the Sport, Health, Activity, Performance and Exercise (SHAPE) Research Centre and invited reviewer for 13 international journals. He has published widely on parental involvement in youth sport and presented his work internationally in China, the UK, Canada and the US. Sam has received a number of prestigious awards including the VC Award for Early Career Research, the World Congress on Science and Football Best Research Paper by Code (AFL) Award, the Inclusion and Diversity in Sport Conference Champion of Inclusion Award, and the Universities Australia Award for the Pitch it clever competition. He is an emerging thought leader and has won international awards for science and research communications. Sam has represented Flinders at the Australian Academy of Science Falling Walls Lab Australia and in the global-award winning series, Raising the bar.
Sam is a highly sought after speaker and consultant and has worked with Football Federation Australia, the SANFL, Sport Australia and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He is an award-winning educator and lectures in vastly popular topics in sport psychology, sport sociology and sport coaching.
2011 Bachelor of Education Honours (1A)
External grants and consultancies
2018 Netball SA/ORSR Grant: The Promotion and Engagement of Contemporary Sports for Girls and Young Women: Implications for Participation ($57,000)
2018 Football Federation Australia's ALDI MiniRoos sport parenting project ($18,775)
2018 Ian Potter Foundation Conference Award ($1,500)
BLISS Science and Innovation Committee (South Australia) (2020)
Society of Medical and Biological Engineering Award SA - OCT 2018
International conference papers
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