Senior Lecturer in Personal Development, Health & Physical Education / Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education, Charles Sturt University

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

Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education (post-initial teacher education) and Senior Lecturer 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 almost 100 research outputs via books, book chapters, journal articles, refereed conference papers and other platforms. I have received nearly $200,000 in research income, contributed towards education policies and readership of my education articles in The Conversation surpassed 300,000 readers in November 2019.

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' and co-editor of the upcoming book 'Health and Education interdependence' . Between 2012-2019 my work has been cited over 500 times via Google Scholar and I have collaborated with 30 different researchers (from 18 different universities).


  • 2017–present
    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)