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Andrew Dawson is a Lecturer in the area of Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He teaches Sport and Exercise Psychology and Sport Coaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Andrew is completing his PHD investigating the management of coach career development.
Course Director: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce - majoring in Sport Management
Unit Chair HSE206 Sport Coaching Practicum 2
Unit Chair HSE305 Issues in Sport Coaching
Unit Chair HSE306 Sport Coaching Practicum 3
Unit Chair HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise
Unit Chair HSE321 Sport Development Practicum
Supervises two HDR students
Andrew Dawsons’ research is primarily concerned with understanding the development of sport coaches. This research can be broken down into four main areas:
• Coach education and professional development
• Career development in sports coaching
• Coach effectiveness
• Sports policy and governance in relation to coach development
Andrew is also interested in the emerging field of Health Coaching and its contribution to enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals.
2001 - Victorian Sport and Recreation Industry Awards (Finalist) for applied research in sport and recreation science looking at the ethical beliefs and behaviours of Victorian fitness professionals.
International Council for Coach Education
Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science (Adjunct)
Australian Track and Field Coaches Association
Australian Psychological Society (Associate)
Member of the Coaching Psychology interest group
Member of the College of Sport Psychologists
Andrew Dawson is the Course Director of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce - majoring in Sport Management offered within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
Dawson A, (2008). "Coaches have careers too! The career transition and development of Australian track & field coaches." ICCE Asian Regional Coach Conference: Asan, Korea.
Dawson, A. (2007). "Career transition and development." Presentation paper for the Telstra Australian Track & Field Coaches Association National Congress: Adelaide, SA.
Dawson, A. (2007). "Coach career transition and development: The nexus between policy and practice." Published abstract for the ICCE Global Coach Conference: Beijing, China.
Dawson, A. (2007). "Transitions for coaches." Published abstract for SMX 2007: Victorian Conference of Science & Medicine in Sport & Exercise. Melbourne, Vic.
Dawson, A. (2006). "Inspiration, Motivation, Perspiration: Coaching patients to engage in physical activity." 2006 Health Coaching Symposium: Melbourne, Vic.
Dawson, A. (2006). "Investigating coach career transition and development: A conceptual advance." Published presentation paper for the 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference. Melbourne, Vic.
Dawson, A. (2005). "Career transitions in coaching." Published presentation paper for the Telstra Australian Track & Field Coaches Association National Congress. Gold Coast, Qld.
Dawson, A. & Sherman, S. (2005). "Ethics and professionalism in coaching." Published presentation paper for the Telstra Australian Track & Field Coaches Association National Congress. Gold Coast, Qld.