Senior Lecturer and Course Director (Postgraduate Education courses), Charles Sturt University

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

Dr Brendon Hyndman is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Postgraduate Education studies at Charles Sturt University. He has previously worked at multiple institutions with roles that have included the Course Director of multiple initial teacher education courses, Chair of School Board (Education) and Lecturing roles in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) across over a dozen units in primary and secondary school teacher education. Dr Hyndman has widespread experience both advancing (as a researcher) and applying educational knowledge (as a qualified & registered school teacher) across a diverse range of primary, secondary and tertiary settings. He has been involved in teacher education since 2009. Since 2012, he is approaching 80 highly respected academic articles/publications (accepted, published or in press).

Dr Hyndman’s research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students’ physical activity participation, health and wellbeing. His 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. The originality, innovation and impact of Dr Brendon Hyndman’s research is showcased by the media interest in his studies both nationally and internationally. He is the editor and primary author of the book 'Contemporary school playground strategies for healthy students' .


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


  • 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)