Shane is an internationally recognised award-winning academic, mentor, speaker, & researcher. Since 2006, Shane lectures & undertakes research in physical education, sport coaching & development, curriculum studies, & educational leadership at Flinders University.
Shane has published over 200 research, scholarly & report publications. He has grant success in the research areas of physical education, mental health education, sport coaching, sport for development, coach development, and community sport engagement, mental health education.
Shane has a demonstrated record in higher education in innovation, new course development and course leadership in Education. He has extensive not for profit education sector board experience.
Google Scholar 2926+ citations, i10-Index 80, H-Index 29
Shane is regularly called on to work with community, state & national sport organisations on research initiatves, coach education & development, & resource initiatives. He is also regularly called on to work with state & national education bodies on professional development, policy, curriculum, & research initiatives, and he is a sort after speaker, nationally & internationally.
Shane has been awarded Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Life Member & Fellow status for his distinguished service to the fields of sport, physical education and recreation over many years.
Member: Flinders University Institute for Mental Health & Wellbeing.
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) South Australian College of Advanced Education
Masters of Educational Leadership: Australian Catholic University
Doctor of Philosophy: University of Tasmania
Level 3 Australian Football (AFL) Accredited Coach.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education Metzler-Freedman Exemplary Paper Award: 2023
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Teaching and Learning Research Section Lead 2023-continuing
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Decolonising the Curriculum Workgroup Chair 2022-continuing
Interim Dean of Education: College of Education, Psychology and Social Work 2022
Academic Supervisor 2019-present
Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Sport, Health & Physical Activity 2014-2020
Sport, Health & Physical Education Discipline Lead 2017-2020
Committee Chair: Bachelor of Sport, Health & Physical Activity Acadamic Programs Advisory Committee 2014-2017
School of Education Research Higher Degree Coordinator 2013-2015
School of Education Middle & Secondary School Degree Coordinator 2011-2013
Workgroup Chair: Middle & Secondary Years of Schooling Curriculum Change, Review & Renewal 2009-2010.
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - MAR 2021
Membership of Professional Associations
Big Talks for Little People schools mental health program with Breathrough and Little Heros Foundations (2023-2034)
Netball Australia: NetSetGo evaluation with Netball Australia (2023)
Womens Coaching with Tennis Australia (2023-2034)
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