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Prior to coming to New Zealand, I taught mathematics and coached football at Millfield School, a private school focused on sport excellence in the UK. I then managed events at one of the UKs leading health and fitness centres, and later for a consultancy firm in Wellington.
I came to Massey in 1994, to join the Sport Management & Coaching program, which at the time was new and unique in the New Zealand tertiary sector.
In 2015, I was awarded the Research Award-Individual for the College of Health
In 2012, I was awarded an Academic Fellowship in Applied Learning.
In 2007, I was awarded the Vice Chancellors Award for sustained excellence in teaching.
At Massey, I chaired the Applied Learning Special Interest Panel in 2012 and have been on a number of sport, teaching and college committees. Externally, as vice president of the Manawatu Triathlon Club from 2004 to 2014, I have managed a range of major community and national events, particulalrly a kids triathlon series. My ongoing involvement/ qualifications in football coaching are at national, regional, academy, and community levels.
My Applied Learning research is related to Sport Management Education, Coach & Physical Education, Outdoor Experiential Education, Work Integrated Experiential Education. This research has involved international collaboration, for example, with Outward Bound, an organisation focused on developing people, developing teams.
As a visiting professor at Charles University, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport, Prague, over the past ten years, I have worked with staff and PhD students on cross cultural outdoor experiential education research and publications. I am on the editorial boards/ reviewer for the Australian, New Zealand & Czech Journals of Outdoor Education, along with the Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education.
I was vice-president of the New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education, 2011-2016 (promoting research & best practice in work integrated learning), organizing the 2010 conference at Masseys Institute of Sport & Rugby. In 2015, I organised the conference at the Massey University campus in Wellington
In 2008, I was the lead researcher for Massey on a collaborative Applied Learning project involving tertiary educational institutions, funded by the New Zealand Teaching & Learning Research Initiative, and subsequently projects funded in 2009, 2011 & 2014 by Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence).
Postgraduate Reseach Supervison
I have supervised, and am interested in supervising, PhD and masters applied research in the following areas
Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Education (130000): Other Education (139900): Specialist Studies in Education (130300)
Work Integrated Learning
Organization Culture & Leadership
Outward Bound, an organisation focused on developing people, developing teams
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