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Officers of Academic Board

Chair of the Academic Board
Professor Chris Hickey

Qualifications: PhD (Deakin), M Ed (UWA), BPE (UWA)

Professor Hickey is readily called on to provide expertise and leadership within his discipline, wherein he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 2010. In 2014 he received an Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria. He was previously a recipient of a Citation from the Carrick Institute for excellence in the field of Doctoral education.

He was an expert reviewer on the Australian National Curriculum and is a member of the Routledge Education Panel of Experts in recognition of his role as Chief Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education.

He is widely published across 25 years of scholarly engagement and has been chief investigator on numerous ARC Grants. In 2012 he lead the establishment of the David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change, and continues to act as custodian for this annual Deakin event.

Chris Hickey

Professor Chris Hickey
Chair Academic Board

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