Senior Lecturer in Personal Development, Health & Physical Education / Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education, Charles Sturt University

Dr Brendon Hyndman BEd(PhysEd) Upper Class Honours (UB), GradCertEd(TerEd)(UB), GradCertUniLead (CSU), PhD (HPE)(RMIT)

Dr Brendon Hyndman is Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education (post-initial teacher education) and Senior Lecturer in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) at Charles Sturt University. He has previously worked at other university institutions with roles that have included Course Coordinator of multiple initial teacher education degrees, Chair of School Board (Education), coordinator of Primary/Secondary PDHPE and Lecturing roles in PDHPE across over a dozen units in primary and secondary school teacher education over the past decade. Since 2012, he has generated an accumulated total of 82 books, book chapters, journal articles, refereed conference papers and other research outputs. He has received nearly $180,000 in internal research income, contributed towards education policies and readership of his education articles in The Conversation had surpassed 200,000 readers in August 2019.

His research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students’ physical activity participation, health and wellbeing. The research has been guiding teacher awareness of the range of influences and strategies to develop students’ engagement in physical activities via both informal, pedagogical and curricular approaches. A strength has been the reach of this research both nationally and internationally. He is the editor and primary author of the book 'Contemporary school playground strategies for healthy students' . Between 2012-2019 his academic/scholarly work has been cited over 450 times and he has collaborated with 26 different researchers (from 15 different universities).


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Charles Sturt University
  • 2016–2017
    Lecturer, Southern Cross University
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer, Charles Darwin University
  • 2013–2014
    Lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2009–2011
    Researcher/Teacher, Federation University Australia


  • 2019 
    Charles Sturt University, Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management
  • 2013 
    RMIT University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2012 
    Federation University Australia, Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education)
  • 2008 
    Federation University Australia, Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) Upper Class Honours

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association
  • International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Éducation Physique)