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Timothy Lynch

Dr. Timothy Lynch is the Deputy Principal (Wellbeing) at the Joseph Varga School (JVS), Sydney. JVS is a registered special education school which caters specifically for children from 5 to 18 years of age (K-12) with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Timothy is acknowledged by UNESCO as an Inclusive Policy Lab (IPL) expert for education and wellbeing, by the International Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Dance and Sport (IAHPEDS) as Governor for Oceania and accredited as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK Professional Standards Framework). An active teacher, school leader and researcher, he has published widely in the field of education, having taught and researched across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. Timothy has 21 years' teaching and school leadership experience and eight years' working full time as a teacher/researcher in higher education. 


Previous experiences include:

  • Deputy Head of Junior School at the British International School of Cairo

  • Assistant Headteacher/ Deputy Headteacher at Hornbill School, Brunei - Ofsted outstanding (Ministry of Defence, UK)

  • Adjunct Professor at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE)

  • Plymouth University - Subject Lead in the Institute of Education - Ofsted outstanding (UK) 2015-2017

  • Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University - no. 1 in world QS rankings (Australia) (2011-2015).

  • Assistant Professor at University of Canberra

Research interests include; Wellbeing, Special Education, Health and Physical Education, pedagogy and quality teaching practices, curriculum reform, and enhancing learning through the physical. 

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)

Plymouth University,
United Kingdom

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Monash University,

Australian Catholic University

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