Research interests include; Health and Physical Education, pedagogy and quality teaching practices, lifelong wellness/ wellbeing, curriculum reform, and enhancing learning through the physical. Tim's experience and research interests lie in primary and early years' education.

Units taught:

Plymouth University

ESSP411            Education Subject Specific Pathway 1 (Specialist Physical Education - First Year)

ESSP511            Education Subject Specific Pathway 2 (Specialist Physical Education - Second Year)

ESLR611            Becoming a research active subject leader (Specialist Physical Education - Third Year)

EESD619           Dissertation (Specialist Physical Education - Third Year)

ECBC414           An introduction to broader curriculum (Generalist - First Year)

ECBC514           Building on broader curriculum (Generalist - Second Year)

Units taught (2010-2015):

Monash University

EDF2038           Curriculum assessment and documentation in education - 2015 Sem 1

EDF3215           Health and physical education (F-10) - 2015 Sem 1

EDF2035           Health and wellbeing in the young child - 2015 Sem 2

EDF5035           Health and physical education in the primary years - 2015 Sem 2


EDF1600           Health & Physical Education in Schools (4.73/ 5 Outstanding)
EDF1616           Lifespan Physical Activity & Wellness (4.50/ 5 Outstanding)
EDF2611           Experiencing Aquatic Environments (4.56/ 5 Outstanding)
EDF2616           Coaching (4.19/ 5 Good - Outstanding)
EDF3619           Sport & Physical Activity Education (4.69/ 5 Outstanding)
EDF3616           Camp Planning & Practices (4.50/ 5 Outstanding)
EDF4205           Initiatives in Health Education - online (4.07/ 5 Good - Outstanding)
EDF4409           Health Education - online (4.00/ 5 Good)

EDF5703           Understanding & Expressing Ourselves (5.00/ 5 Outstanding)

University of Canberra

5965                   Acquisition of Skills 1: Physical Education in Schools

8189                   Acquisition of Skills 2: Aquatics/ Track & Field

8021                   Acquisition of Skills 3: Sport, School & Society

7561                   Acquisition of Skills 4: Dance & Gymnastics

6761/6714         Secondary Teaching Studies (STS) 1: Health & Physical Education

6771/6726         Secondary Teaching Studies (STS) 2: Health & Physical Education

Units taught (2004-2007):

ACU National

EDPH101            Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (Primary Education)

EDPH103            Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education)

EDCU 414/416   Teaching & Curriculum 1B/2B: Health & Physical Education (Secondary Education)

Tim is Assistant Headteacher at Hornbill School, Brunei (Ministry of Defence, UK), an Adjunct Professoriate at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) and a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (UK Professional Standards Framework). He is an active teacher (school leadership) and researcher. Previously he worked for Plymouth University, Institute of Education (UK) 2015-2017 and as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University (Australia) (2011-2015).


Tim has sixteen years teaching experience as a classroom teacher in primary schools, Head of Foundation Stage and Key Stage One (English International School, Qatar) and Health and Physical Education specialist teacher. He has also had eight years experience working full time as a teacher/researcher in higher education. Tim has taught in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Australia.


Plymouth University,

United Kingdom

Monash University,


Universiti Brunei Darussalam