Mikael Quennerstedt is Professor in Physical Education and Health at Örebro University, Sweden. He has worked as a physical education teacher in Swedish compulsory school, and as a physical education teacher educator. His work focuses on teaching and learning in physical education from a Swedish didaktik research tradition, as well as health education from a salutogenic perspective. In his research, questions of health, artefacts, subject content, learning processes and governing processes within educational practices have been prominent.
In recent years he has also been passionate about exploring questions about embodied learning in education in general, and recent publications include themes such as social media and health, professional development in physical education, physical literacy, and the art of teaching.