Dr Timothy Lynch
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Dr Timothy Lynch

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Timothy Lynch (EdD) has been involved in early years/ primary, secondary and higher education for 22 years: 15 years teaching experience as a classroom teacher (early years/ primary), Head teacher for Early Childhood (Foundation Stage and Key Stage One at Dukhan English School, Qatar) and Health and Physical Education specialist. He has worked in various school communities, education systems and institutions. 

In 2010 Tim returned from Qatar to the University of Canberra (Australia) as an Assistant Professor (Teaching and Research) and Course Convenor - for the under-graduate Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) degree. In 2011 he began at Monash University - Faculty of Education; Australia’s largest university and highly ranked Faculty (2014 6th in the QS World Rankings) as a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in the Early Years/ Primary (F-10) programmes. In December 2015 Tim moved internationally to join Plymouth University, UK (Plymouth Institute of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities), where he works as a teacher and researcher in the Primary Physical Education team (Ofsted 'outstanding' programme). Plymouth University is a top 5 Modern UK University. 

Tim is the Vice-President (Head of Oceania region) for the International Council for Health & Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD). ICHPER was founded as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) in 1958 and is officially recognised by UNESCO and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Members of ICHPER-SD represent over 200 countries.

Qualifications

Doctorate of Education 

2002-2006
Australian Catholic University, 
McAuley at Banyo (Queensland, Australia)

An evaluation of school responses to the introduction of the Queensland 1999 Health and Physical (HPE) syllabus and policy documents in three Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) primary schools.

Doctoral examiners included Professor David Kirk (University of Strathclyde, UK) and Professor Duone Macdonald (University of Queensland). 

Master of Education (Physical & Health Education)
1999-2000
Deakin University,
Geelong (Victoria, Australia)

Master of Education (Religious Education)
2007-2008
Notre Dame University Australia
Fremantle, Western Australia

Bachelor of Education
1997-1998
Australian Catholic University,
McAuley at Banyo (Queensland, Australia)

Bachelor of Teaching
1992-1994
Australian Catholic University
McAuley at Banyo (Queensland, Australia)

Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice
2014
Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Faculty of Education - Monash University

Cerificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
2011
Australian Qualifications Framework Melbourne

Professional membership

International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance (ICHPER-SD)
Vice President (representing Oceania region)
Life member

Australian Council for Health and Physical Education (ACHPER)
Member 

Editorial committee member for the ACHPER
Active & Healthy Magazine (2013 - present)

Invited as ICHPER-SD Vice President (Oceania region) to be a member of the
2015 ACHPER International Conference Awards Committee (April, 2015).

Roles on external bodies

ICHPER-SD Vice President (Oceania region)
International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance (ICHPER-SD)
Founded 1958
December 22, 2013 - June, 2017

Society for Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Reviewer of Journal and invited external examiner for the selection of Journal editor (2014).


Verified Peer Review Record 

PREPARED BY PUBLONS ON NOVEMBER 27TH 2016

Timothy Lynch https://publons.com/a/435158

Performed 33 reviews for journals placing in the 93rd percentile for verified review contributions on Publons up until November 2016.

Awards on Publons:
Top reviewers for Sentinels of Science: Social Sciences (Oct. 2015 - Sept. 2016)

Peer Review Summary
8 Cogent Education
6 The International Journal of Sport and Society
5 Journal of Curriculum Studies
3 The International Journal of Humanities Education
2 Cambridge Journal of Education
2 European Physical Education Review
2 International Sport Coaching Journal
1 Journal of Health Communication
1 International Journal of Children's Spirituality
1 Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference
1 Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
1 Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences



Teaching interests

Teaching interests include early years and primary education, in particular learning through movement.

 
Specialist PE modules include: 

ESSP 421 PE - Education Subject Specific Pathway 1
ESSP 521 PE - Education Subject Specific Pathway 2
ESLR 621 PE - Becoming a research active subject leader
ESSD 620 PE - Dissertation

Generalist teacher modules include:

ECBC 424 An introduction to Broader Curriculum
ECBC 524 Building on Broader Curriculum

Staff serving as external examiners

Course/ Programme Review
University of Canberra (Australia)
Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education)
Course review and development 
February & March - 2015

External Assessor for PhD Proposal Dec, 2015
Flinders University, South Australia
Professor Murray Drummond & Associate Professor Shane Pill.

Research interests

Research interests include; Physical Education, Health and wellbeing, pedagogy and quality teaching practices, partnerships (strengths-based), lifelong wellness/ wellbeing (physical and health literacy), curriculum reform, curriculum leadership, holistic development and enhancing learning through the physical. Tim's experience and research interests lie in primary and early years' education.


University of Plymouth Research Group - 'evidence-based' practice (led by Professor Garry Hornby)

Other research

Latest Research Book

The Future of Health, Well-being and Physical Education: Optimising children's health through local and global partnerships


Primary Education Health & Physical Education (HPE) implementation and teacher preparation

• Collected surveys from 625 principal participants representing all education systems, various school sizes and regions within Australia. Data gathered involved writing over 80 government reports/ publications

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/lynch_2013_preparation_of_primary_health__physical_education_teachers.pdf?sfvrsn=4

•   Researched UK physical education university course – Ofsted awarded ‘outstanding’

•   Researched secondary PE teachers teaching in primary schools

•   Investigated HPE in remote Indigenous schools

• ‘Best Start - community collaborative approach to lifelong health and wellness’ - stakeholders included university pre-service teachers, local primary school communities, local health industry, national registered training organisations, national and state sporting bodies.


Grants & contracts

Google Grant - US$500 000 per year

2014-present

Google Ad grants (US$1 315 per day) www.ichpersd-oceania.org

This grant is for advertising ICHPER-SD (non-profit [US501(c)(3) status], charitable & educational organization) on the internet using google search and is worth 1 315 USD a day or 40 000 USD a month (indefinitely).

 

 2013 - Monash University Dean Grant - $3000

Primary Education Health & PhysicalEducation (HPE) implementation and teacher preparation

Other academic activities

Sentinels of Science Award (October 2015 - October 2016)
Publons recognition for peer review
Top 10% for Social Sciences for peer reviews of international journals. One of two PU academics to be ranked in the top 10% in the world. Plymouth University was ranked 48 out of 116 UK institutions for peer reviews

Research Leadership Award Plymouth University (August 2016)
Dr Steven Butts, Associate Dean Teaching & Learning
Recognition of continued performance in role and specifically demonstration of research leadership

Keynote Address
Australian Council for Health and Physical Education (ACHPER) - South Australia & South Australian Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association (CPSSA) 
2015 Health and Physical Education Primary Years conference.
21 September 2015 - Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

Routledge - Class of 2015 (most read article)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
'School Centres for Teaching Excellence' (SCTE): understanding new directions for schools and universities in Health and Physical Education'

'Outstanding' Teaching Award
2015 (December) - Monash University
Monash University - Professor Darrell Evans 
EDF5035 Health and Physical Education in the primary years - Of the 1, 535 unit offerings that had 15 enrolments and 10 or more responses, only 86 (5.6%) were rated as outstanding.

'Outstanding contributor to the mission of the Council' - March 2015
The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD).
'Outstanding contributor to the mission of the Council' through the presentation of The Status of ICHPER-SD Oceania Region, ICHPER-SD Forum, Seattle, WA, USA.

Conference Paper of the Year (published in 2013) Nov 2014.
Awarded by Federation University Australia.
Conference Paper of the Year 2013 - Swimming and water safety education: continuing the journey of belief. Paper presented at the 28th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) International Conference, Melbourne (Australia). Awarded by Federation University Australia.

Professional Journal Article of the Year (published in 2013) Nov 2014.
Awarded by Federation University Australia.
Professional Journal Article of the Year (2013) - Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers in primary schools: supplementing the debate. In Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) 'Active and Healthy Magazine'. Awarded by Federation University Australia.

'Outstanding contributor to the mission of the Council'
The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD) - World Congress Organising Committee, Dec 2014)
The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD) - 'Outstanding contributor to the mission of the Council' as a member of the English Scientific Committee (World Congress Organising Committee 2014).

Guest Speaker
2014 (January) Tennis Australia - Australian Open
Health and Physical Education in the Primary School: Generalist teachers, specialist HPE teachers and tennis development.

Guest Speaker
2014 (January) University of East London - Faculty of Education - Teacher Education Research Group (TERG) http://www.uel.ac.uk/terg/events/2013-4/
Community Collaboration research 

'Outstanding' Teaching Award
2013 (July) - Monash University
Monash University - Professor Darrell Evans 
EDF1600 Health and Physical Education in Schools - Of the 1, 535 unit offerings that had 15 enrolments and 10 or more responses, only 86 (5.6%) were rated as outstanding.

'Outstanding' Teaching Award
2011 (July) - Monash University
Monash University - Professor Adam Shoemaker 
EDF1600 Health and Physical Education in Schools - Of the 1, 606 unit offerings that had 15 enrolments and 10 or more responses, only 81 (5%) were rated as outstanding.

Teresa Carlson Award (Nov, 2006) - Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (ACHPER)
Australian Council Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Teresa Carlson Award (Queensland) for outstanding dedication as a member of ACHPER to the teaching of HPE and the promotion of its benefits in the community


Additional information

Course/ Programme Review
University of Canberra (Australia)
Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education)
Course review and development 
February & March - 2015

External Assessor for PhD Proposal Dec, 2015
Flinders University, South Australia
Professor Murray Drummond & Associate Professor Shane Pill.

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