I have been involved in Higher Education since 1988 when I was employed as a casual Education academic after a period of Physical Education teaching for Education Queensland in Brisbane and Bundaberg. I have held various management positions at the university before taking up the role of Head of School in 2010 and Dean of School in 2011. I am a life member of the Bundaberg YMCA where I supported the establishment of the organisation in Bundaberg in 1988, and coordinated the health and fitness program until the late 1990s. I am currently a Board director for IMPACT: Make Your Mark, a large training organisation in Bundaberg that provides training and employment for disadvantaged adults and youth.
Queensland University of Technology (Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education)
Central Queensland University
Central Queensland University
Vice Chancellor's Award for Quality Teaching (CQU) 1999.
International Year of the Volunteer - Certificate of Appreciation.
Researcher of the Year Award - Bundaberg Campus
Best paper awarded at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, USA.
Thanks Coach - Thanks Ref! Queensland Premiers Award.
Health & Physical Education Curriculum & Pedagogy
Anatomy and Physiology
2017 - current: Provost, CQUniversity
2016 - 2017: Deputy Vice Chancellor (VET) CQUniversity
2010 - 2015: Dean, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics & Education, CQUniversity. 2009 Head of School of Learning & Innovation, Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics & Education, CQUniversity. Current duties include:
2007-2008 Senior Lecturer Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Education, CQUniversity.
2005-2006 Acting Head of Campus of Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University. During this period my responsibilities included:
2002 Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Education & Creative Arts, Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University with responsibilities including:
2001 Representative on the BLM Program Coordination team, Faculty of Education & Creative Arts, Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University. BLM Program Coordinator duties included:
1988-2005 Lecturer Faculty of Education & Creative Arts, Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University
7 years full time secondary HPE teaching, 4 years part time TAFE teaching, 7 years part time teaching CQU, 24 years full time employment with CQU.
· Invited panel member Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
· Member of Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee
· Member of Executive Management Committee
· Member of University Council (ex officio)
· Member of Academic Board
· Member of the Learning and Teaching Committee of Academic Board
· Member Vocational Training and Education Coursework Committee
· Member of Higher Education Coursework and Qualifications Committee
· Member of Joint Consultative Committee
· Member of university Enterprise Bargaining Management Team
2010-2015 Chair of the Education Program Committee (2010 – 2015)
2014-2015 Deputy Chair - Academic Board (2014 – 2015)
2002/2003-2005/2010-2012 Elected in 2002 as a Faculty representative on the Academic Board of Central Queensland University and reappointed 2003-2005 and 2010- 2012
2013-2014 Member of Dual Sector Academic Unification Committee
2012 Member of Distance Education Enhancement Project Committee 2012
2012 Invited member of the organizing committee for the 2012 CQUniversity Learning & Teaching Showcase
2010 Management representative in Enterprise Bargaining (management) group
2009 Invited member of the CQUniversity AUQA committee to review quality teaching and learning
2007 Elected to the CQU Staff Consultative Committee
2007 Invited by the PVC to join the working party that initiated the redevelopment of the CQU Management Plan for Teaching and Learning
2006/2007, 2004/2005, 2000/2001 Elected member of the Faculty Staffing Committee
2006 Elected as a staff representative on the Bundaberg Campus Advisory Committee
I have a professional interest in quality teacher education, and the importance of teachers in contemporary society. As such I take seriously my membership of and contribution to organisations such as the Queensland Deans of Education Forum (QDEF) and the National Initial Teacher Education Advisory Committee (NITEAC). Within teacher education I am interested in the embedded professional practice (prac) component of programs and how the practicum links the university to the 'real world' of the classroom. Outside of teacher education I am also interested in ongoing and sustainable professional development for teachers.
I contributed, as a task force member, to the recommendations associated with the Flying Start Report commissioned by the Queensland Government (2010).
I was a member of the team who wrote the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Masters Degrees in Education (2011).
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Curriculum and Pedagogy - Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development