Co-author of the QCE Physical Education series
How long have you been in the education industry?
How have you noticed your teaching style change over the years? Why do you think this is?
I have become more focused on underpinning my teaching practice with a theoretical framework of how students learn. I have learned a lot about the teaching and learning process by studying a PhD on learning design and working at a university that advocates for evidence-based practice.
What is the importance to you of good educational resources?
It means that the quality of student learning is enhanced.
What has been your favourite part of writing an education resource?
Having the opportunity to pass on what I have learned to practitioners, and hopefully making a difference.
What is your favourite part of being a university lecturer?
I am always learning and I really like working with bright and enthusiastic future educators.
What are three things people wouldn’t know about you?
I am a qualified exercise physiologist; I have four sisters and a brother, all brought up by my mother; I love listening to music from the 1970s and 1980s.
What do you like to do when you’re not teaching (or writing)?
Exercising, playing sport, challenging my daughter to a sporting contest, having a few drinks with my wife.
Who are three people, living or dead, you’d love to have dinner with?
Mick Jagger, Ginger from Gilligan’s Island and Paul Hogan.
What is your favourite book and why?
I am not a recreational reader, I do too much reading in my job!
Do you follow a sports team? Which one?
Queensland team in any sport, I hate NSW.