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Senior Lecturer in HPE and Sports Pedagogy, Griffith University

President and Chair of the Board of the ACHPER - The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Researcher in Health and Physical Education curriculum and sport pedagogy.
PhD in Health Education curriculum decision making with Indigenous students
MEd in Health and Physical Education Curriculum Innovation: health related fitness
BEd in Secondary Health and Physical Education teaching
Lecturer in HPE & Humanities and Social Sciences (incl Indigenous Education) since 1990.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in HPE and Sports Pedagogy, Griffith University

Education

  • 2004 
    Queensland University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy

Publications

  • 2020
    Indigenizing education: discussions and case studies from Australia and Canada, Springer
  • 2019
    The recontextualisation of youth wellbeing in Australian schools, Health Education
  • 2018
    Postcolonial, decolonial research dilemmas: fieldwork in Australian Indigenous contexts, Qualitative Research
  • 2018
    Re-engaging 'youth at risk' of disengaging from schooling through rugby league club partnership: unpacking the pedagogic practices of the Titans Learning Centre, Sport, Education and Society
  • 2017
    Indigenous knowledges as a way to disrupt norms in physical education teacher education, Asia Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
  • 2016
    Building social and emotional efficacy to (re)engage young adolescents: capitalising on the 'window of opportunity', International Journal of Inclusive Education
  • 2015
    Constructing health and physical education curriculum for indigenous girls in a remote Australian community, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
  • 2011
    The potential of critical race theory in decolonizing university curricula, Asia Pacific Journal of Education
  • 2008
    Health education in the Torres Strait, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
  • 2007
    Introduction: Issues in (Re)Contesting Indigenous Knowledges and Indigenous Studies, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
  • 2001
    Teacher Preparation, Orientation and Expectations in a State School with Indigenous students: a Human Rights Issue?, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    The multi-cities ethnographies project: Teacher and student learning engagement and wellbeing in urban schools
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Griffith University
  • 2018
    Shaping positive student engagement in middle primary years
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts, Education and Law, Griffith University
  • 2016
    Rapport in Higher Education
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Griffith University
  • 2012
    Supporting Future Curriculum Leaders with Embedding Indigenous Perspectives on Teaching Practicum
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • British Educational Research Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Éducation Physique

Research Areas

  • Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development (130202)
  • Physical Education And Development Curriculum And Pedagogy (130210)
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators (130313)
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Primary Education (Excl. Maori) (130105)