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Associate Dean (Research), Charles Sturt University

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

Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Education (FOAE) based at the Albury-Wodonga campus. Brendon is a qualified school teacher with postgraduate qualifications in higher education teaching and leadership, alongside a PhD from RMIT University in Melbourne. At Charles Sturt, he has previously served as the FoAE Sub-Dean (Graduate Studies) and Courses Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education (Post-initial teaching qualifications) between 2017-2020.

Alongside holding a number of university leadership positions, Brendon has published over 100 various scholarly and academic outputs from his research, with a strong social sciences citation rate, high proportion in Q1/Q2 journals or quality book publishers and extensive engagement via mainstream media (including multiple television appearances). Brendon has also had an impact upon a number of educational policies and practices from his research. In 2019, Brendon was appointed expert spokesman for a national “Let’s Play” campaign which had a reach of almost 50 million people over a one month period in which he provided key recommendations to Australian parents on how to encourage play.

Brendon is the editor and primary author of the book 'Contemporary school playground strategies for healthy students', co-editor of the book 'Health and Education interdependence' and co-editor of the 2020 monograph in USA’s Q1 ranked Journal of Teaching Physical Education titled ‘Social Media for Professional Development and Learning in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy’.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Dean (Research), Charles Sturt University
  • 2020–2021
    Sub-Dean (Graduate Studies), Charles Sturt University
  • 2017–2020
    Courses Director and 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)