Senior Lecturer in Physical Education Studies, Flinders University
Shane previously worked for 18 years as a science and physical education teacher in schools in Perth and Adelaide where he held various leadership positions including HPE Coordinator, Sport Coordinator, Year Level Coordinator, Director of School Administration and Deputy Principal. Since 2006, Shane lectures at Flinders University in curriculum studies, physical education and sport studies and his research interests include curriculum design and enactment, pedagogy and instructional strategies for games and sport teaching, sport coaching and curriculum leadership. Shane is the author of five ACHPER published books on game sense teaching and coaching, and the concept of Play with Purpose.
He is a Life Member of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (ACHPER); was an ACHPER Australia Board Member 2004-2009, and ACHPER(SA) Branch President 2002-2015. Shane is internationally recognised for his research into sport teaching and coaching, and he was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S’Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Tennis resource and the revised AFL Sport Education program. Shane is a coach with the West Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL.