Physical Education & Science Teacher, Head of Department, Year Level Coordinator, Sport Coordinator, Deputy Principal 1988-2005.
Lecture & research in physical education, sport coaching & development, curriculum studies, & educational leadership since 2006.
Over 200 research, scholarly & reports publications. Google Scholar 2600+ citations, i10-Index 70, H-Index 26.
Worked with community, state & national sport organisations on research initiatves, coach education & development, & resource initiatives: Cricket Australia, Rugby Australia, National Rugby League, Tennis Australia, the Australian Football League (AFL), the South Australian Football League (SANFL), West Australian Football Commission (WAFL), South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), Lacrosse Australia, South Australian Institute for Sport (SASI), ASC/Sport Australia.
Worked with state & national education bodies on professional development, policy, curriculum, & research initiatives: ACARA, the SACE Board, AISNSW, the South Australian Education Department, SA Office for Recreation & Sport.
Speaker & consultant, nationally & internationally, including keynotes at: South Australian HPE Conference (Adelaide, 2014, 2019), Western Australia HPE Conference (Perth, 2012, 2016, 2019), Tasmanian HPE Conference (Launceston, 2013, 2016), Queensland HPE Conference (Brisbane, 2017), European Council of International Schools Physical Education Conference (Munich, 2015), AFL National Coaching Conference (2015, 2016), Netwerk Teaching Games Conference (Eindhoven, 2017), Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference (Hong Kong, 2015, 2016, 2018), International Game Sense Conference (Adelaide, 2017), Tennis Grand Slam Coaches’ Conference (Melbourne, 2019), Rugby Australia National Training & Education Conference (Canberra, 2020), AIS NSW Conference (Sydney, 2022).
Grants & consultancies totalling over $1,000,000 (not proportioned)
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Life Member & Fellow.
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.
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
Chair: Bachelor of Sport, Health & Physical Activity Acadamic Programs Advisory Committee 2014-2017
School of Education Teaching & Learning Committee 2006-2011; 2013-2017
School of Education Research Higher Degree Coordinator 2013-2015
School of Education Middle & Secondary School Degree Coordinator 2011-2013
Initial Teacher Education Committee 2011-2013
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
2022 Active gamers grant partnered with Adelaide Football Club and AFL Max
2022 Big talks for Little people Grant partnered with Breakthrough
2021 Sport Development Grant partnered with Oceania Hockey
2020 Tennis Australia Womens Coaching Grant
2019 Office for Recreation and Sport; Coach Developer Project
2019 Sport Australia Move It Particpation Grant; Physical Education Physical Literacy Project
2017-19 Australian Government New Colombo Mobility Plan. Creating infrastructure and the sharing of game skills:developing lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity
2018 Unley Council; Dads and Lads Physical Activity Initiative
2018 Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute RIBG Funding; Pedagogical responses to public health concerns associated with physical activity levels in school physical education: A pilot study
2016-18 Australian Government New Colombo Mobility Plan. Development of Indian Students in Sports Activities
2017 Teaching and Learning Grant; Developing a sustainable model for international sport based WIL placements.
2011 Australian Football League; SANFL youth football retention grant
2008 Flinders University URB 1. What ‘Games for Understanding’ pedagogical elements do teachers use and value?
2007 Flinders University URB 1. The value and relevance of Physical Education Studies at the tertiary level: Perceptions of graduate student teachers.
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