Academic in Health and Physical Education, Southern Cross University

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

Dr. Brendon Hyndman is an Academic in Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) within the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU). Prior to this he has been the Manager of the Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Pre-service) and a Lecturer in Education (Health & Physical Education/Teaching & Learning) within the School of Education at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia. He has undertaken lecturing stints within the School of Education at RMIT University and University of Western Sydney. 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 has generated approximately 60 academic articles/publications (via a range of accepted/in press/published refereed journal articles, conference presentations, proceedings papers, media articles and education practitioner publications). His PhD included the internationally recognised Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) school intervention.

Dr Hyndman’s research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students’ physical activity participation, health and overall wellbeing. As childhood is a time for students to understand the world through a variety of activities and play, 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 interest and recognition in his studies both nationally and internationally. Check out his simulation pedagogy project for online pre-service teachers ( which received national recognition.


  • 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)