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Research Biography

I lecture & research in physical education, sport coaching & development, curriculum studies, & educational leadership at Flinders University since 2006.

I have over 200 research, report & scholarly publications: Google Scholar 2926+ citations, i10-Index 80, H-Index 29

I work with community, state & national sport organisations on research initiatves, coach education & development, & resource initiatives. I ahve worked with Netball Australia, Cricket 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, Rugby Australia.

I worked with state and national education bodies on research, professional development, policy, curriculum, and research initiatives: ACARA, the SACE Board, AISNSW, the South Australian Education Department, SA Office for Recreation & Sport.

I speak & consult, nationally and internationally, and I have provided invited keynotes at: South Australian HPE Conference (Adelaide, 2014, 2019), Western Australia HPE Conference (Perth, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2023), 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 (Melbourne 2015, Perth 2016), Netwerk Teaching Games Conference (Eindhoven, 2017), Asia Pacific Physical Education/PHASE Conference (Hong Kong, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2023), International Game Sense Conference (Adelaide, 2017), Tennis Grand Slam Coaches’ Conference (Melbourne, 2019), Rugby Australia National Training & Education Conference (Canberra, 2020).

Awarded 10 external research grants totalling $1,163,589.00 (ResearchNow: Pure, 02/08/23; not proportioned), with 8 as chief investigator.

I am an Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Life Member and Fellow.

Research Interests

  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Education leadership
  • School leadership
  • Sport Coaching
  • Physical Education and Sport pedagogy/instructional strategies
  • Physical Education and Sport Curriculum Models, particularly TGFU/Game Sense and Sport Education
  • Quality Teaching


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