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Associate Professor of Education (Adjunct), Charles Sturt University

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

Senior Manager- Research, Innovation & Impact with Brisbane Catholic Education and Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Charles Sturt University. Former Associate Dean (Research) and previous Sub-Dean Graduate Studies and postgraduate courses leadership experience at Charles Sturt University.

Have 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 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) across over a dozen units in primary and secondary school teacher education over the past decade. Since 2012, I have generated an accumulated total of over 100 research outputs via books, book chapters, journal articles, refereed conference papers and other platforms. I have contributed towards education policies, been part of major research grant income projects and readership of my N=20 education articles in The Conversation surpassed half a million readers early in 2021, with 65% of readership from beyond Australia.

My 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. I am the editor and primary author of the book 'Contemporary school playground strategies for healthy students', co-editor of the book 'Health and Education interdependence', co-editor of the book 'Extreme Weather in Schools' 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’. Between 2012-2022 my work has been cited in approximately 1,500 scholarly papers and I have collaborated with over 50 different researchers (from 30 different universities).


  • 2023–present
    Associate Professor (Adjunct), Charles Sturt University
  • 2021–present
    Associate Dean (Research), Charles Sturt University
  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University
  • 2023–present
    Senior Manager: Research, Innovation and Impact, Brisbane Catholic Education
  • 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


  • 2022 
    Charles Sturt University, Albury City Council Leadership & Resilience Scholar
  • 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)
  • Play Australia
  • Global Recess Alliance