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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

John has extensive experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander physical activity and sport research across both qualitative and quantitative disciplines. John has built an academic career, which has blended personal experience from the sport and physical activity industry with a professional career in the academy. John is recognised as a leading academic in the areas of Indigenous sport sociology, Indigenous sport and physical activity studies, pedagogy and coaching. John Evans is one of a small number of Indigenous academics with the skills that can traverse both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and incorporate an Indigenous standpoint. His expertise has been sort by a number of national sporting organizations such as Netball Australia, The National Rugby League and the Australian Rugby Union


  • –present
    Professor, Sports and Exercise Science, University of Technology Sydney