Dr Brendan Moy

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Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences


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Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences


physical education teacher education, nonlinear pedagogy, constraints-led approach, motor learning


Curriculum and Pedagogy, Human Movement and Sports Science

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Health Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)




I believe that teaching is the most important role within a university, and students are entitled to experience engaging and challenging learning activities, that allow them to develop capabilities relevant for their professional future. My teaching focus is on developing students’ content knowledge and understanding, in tandem with their cognitive, research and communication skills, within a supportive and positive environment. In my units I aim to provide students with authentic learning experiences through partnerships with local schools. To enable my teaching to be contemporary, I have linked my research and teaching, in effect researching my own practice.

Current University Teaching Commitments (Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, and Tutor)

XNB296 Physical Activity Learning Design

XNB397 Administration of School Sport

XNB399 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2: Health and Physical Education

XNB394 Advanced Health Education (tutor)

Past University Teaching Experience (Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, and Tutor) 

XNB174 Principles of Coaching and Instructional Practice (2017)

XNB291 HPE Curriculum Studies 1 (2012)

XNB294 Constraint Based Learning in Performance Activities (2012-2018)

XNB295 Constraint Based Learning in Games and Sports (2008-2017)

XNB395 Personal Health (2008-2010)

XNB390 Teaching Primary HPE (2016)

XNB397 Administration of School Sport and HPE (2008-2017)

XNB491 Advanced HPE Curriculum Studies (2008-2019)

University Leadership Positions

Sport Health and Physical Education Discipline Lead (2013)

Health and Physical Education Coordinator (2012, 2016-present)

Sessional Staff Teaching Development Coordinator (2015-present)

QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching HEA Reviewer (2018-2020)

Secondary School Teaching Experience

Years: 1984-2007

Positions: Health and Physical Education Teacher; Science Teacher; Head of HPE Department; Sports Coordinator

Employers: Department of Education; Catholic Education; Edmund Rice Schools.

Duties: Planning and delivery of HPE/Science lessons; Coordination and implementation of School HPE and Sporting programme (Years 1-12); Coordination and coaching of a variety of school sports (cricket, rugby union, track and field, soccer, basketball). 

Teaching Achievements

Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Fund Award 2015 (Impact on the teaching program in Physical Education Teacher Education at QUT through authentic evidence-based innovations in student learning).

Expert Peer Review of Educational Practice 2017

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2018 (Nomination for learning and teaching, partnerships and engagement)

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education, & Recreation President’s Award 2019 (Significant contribution and impact on the Health and Physical Education profession)

Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy 2020



Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Current supervisions