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Andrew Bennie

Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education/Sport Development, Western Sydney University

Andrew’s research interests include sports coaching, Indigenous sport, and physical activity for teaching and learning in Health and Physical Education (HPE). In 2009, he completed his PhD on the topic of effective coaching in professional cricket, rugby league and rugby union.

Andrew has an undergraduate degree in HPE teaching and has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary contexts. Within the HPE framework, Andrew teachers physical education pedagogy, sports psychology, and sports coaching.

Andrew also possesses a thorough interest in sport, life-long learning, Australian hip-hop, and contemporary issues such as conservation, sustainability, and globalisation.


  • –present
    Director, Academic Program, Health and Physical Education, Western Sydney University


  • 2009 
    University of Sydney, PhD