My research and teaching interests include issues around health and well-being, physical activity, community sport, social impact, social inclusion and diversity management. I am particularly interested in the social impact of sport and issues around gender and cultural diversity. My professional philosophy is based around the belief that all people are of equal worth and have a right to meaningful life within the community, where diverse needs and interests are encouraged and supported. My career objectives are to contribute to the development of knowledge in the health, physical activity, leisure and community development spheres and to share this with others through my teaching and research. I have a BA (Hons) in Physical Education from the University of Warwick, England. A MA in Sports Studies and a PhD in Sport Management from the University of Technology Sydney.