Dr Kath O'Brien

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Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Personal details


Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences


Sport Officiating, High Performance, Learning, Pedagogy, Education


Cognitive Science, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Human Movement and Sports Science

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


  • PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Sport Australia - Industry Advisory Group - Officiating
  • Sport Australia - Coach & Officiating Steering Committee
  • The Officiating Collective - Lead Researcher
  • Creator and organiser - The Australian Sport Officiating Summit (ASOS)
  • Founder - QUT Women in Leadership Conference (partnership with QUTSport)


Current Teaching:

  • Lecturer - Faculty of Health (School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences)
  • Senior Fellow - Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Unit Coordinator - XNB197, XNB299; XNB390; EUB420; EUB107
  • Courses - XNB174; XNB188; XNB296
  • Chairperson / Panel Member - QTPA

Previous Employment and Teaching:

  • Casual Academic - University of Queensland (Post-graduate Master of Coaching)
  • Casual Academic and Unit Coordinator - University of New England (UNE)
  • Head of Department (HOD) - HPE and Sport
  • Acting Deputy Principal
  • Secondary Teacher - HPE, Chemistry, Biological Science, Sport & Fitness, Dance
  • Board Member - Touch Football Queensland
  • Executive Officer - Queensland Touch (SWQ)


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Kath, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.