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Matt Winslade is the Sub-Dean, Workplace Learning for the Faculty of Arts and Education. Matt has a strong educational background with over twenty years of teaching experience in the HPE field. Prior to moving into the tertiary sector he was both a Head Teacher in the state system and a Director of Sport in the Association of Independent schools. Matt has been awarded an Australian Council of Deans of Education award through the Australian Association for Research in Education and has received a citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. Matt's doctoral research examined the changing nature of Health and Physical Education in Australian schools. His current research activities include evaluating school - university partnerships in relation to profession experience and school based health and physical activity programs. Matt also has a strong interest in exploring the development of inter-cultural competency in pre-service teachers and has created an international outreach program to support this interest. Matt has authored three books and in 2018 his joint publication titled Teaching Quality Health and Physical Education designed to support both teacher education students and in-service teachers was awarded Best Tertiary Teaching and Learning Resource at the Australian Educational Publishing Awards.

Research Interests

Matt's research focus relates to the fields of (H)PETE, inter and cultural competency, health promotion in schools and the HPE curriculum. Matt's doctoral research examined the changing nature of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education in NSW secondary schools through a qualitative framework. His research into cultural competence was supported, through the Yinyamurra dhuray Yalbalinya initiative, working closely with cross cultural community groups engaging with an Indigenous learning framework at both school and university levels. Matt also works with both the Australian Rugby Union and Samoan Rugby Union to provide an international framework for HPE students to develop inter-cultural competence and global citizenship. Matt has been a member of the Head Strong research team, a collaborative research initiative between CSU, the Black Dog Institute and the University of New South Wales investigating issues relating to mental health within regional secondary schools and the SunSmart research team, (CSU, the NSW Cancer Council, Macquarie University and Sydney University) investigating the efficacy of sun protection policy and programs in primary schools. In his current capacity as the Sub Dean for Workplace Learning with the Faculty of Arts and education Matt is currently the lead for a CSU, Department of Education HUB initiative exploring school – university partnerships in a regional context with a focus on professional experience.

Professional Information

  • Federation Internationale D'Education Physique - International Federation of Physical Education - Oceania (FIEP). Assistant to the Vice President (Oceania)
  • Inducted 2018 as a Companion of the Royal lifesaving Society of Australia (RLSSA): Associate Award and Bronze Examiner
  • Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE)  – National Association of Directors of Professional experience (NADPE)
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)
  • Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI) – Scientific / review  committee (GLOCER)
  • CSU Global – Academic Lead (Samoa Sports Outreach Program)


Matt teaches in the discipline of Health and Physical Education. Subject areas include:

  • Young People and Health Advocacy
  • The Health and Wellbeing of Young people
  • PDHPE Curriculum Studies - secondary and primary
  • PDHPE Professional Practice
  • Aquatics/Track and Field

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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