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Dr. Dean Dudley is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a 2012 Churchill Fellow and was an Expert Consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy Makers (2015) and the Kazan Action Plan ratified at MINEPS VI in 2017. In 2018, Dr Dudley was appointed as an Independent Specialist in Health and Physical Education by the International Bureau of Education/UNESCO.

Dr. Dudley has held numerous funded grants, totalling more than $1.4M in research grants and contracts as a Principal Investigator. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2010. He currently serves on the editorial board of BMC Public Health and is a Guest Editor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education and of UNESCO's education journal 'Prospects'. Dr. Dudley has a multidisciplinary program of research, involving physical literacy, school-health, learning assessment, physical activity, and nutrition. Broadly, he is interested in the association between health and education, with a specific interest in the role that learning plays in the health and quality of life of children. Internationally, he is recognized for his work in physical education, pedagogy, and physical literacy. In 2018, he was appointed as an Affiliated Scientist of the INCH lab at the University of Toronto (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education) and McMaster University (Family Medicine). In 2020, he was appointed as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, Education, and Law at The University of The South Pacific.

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Evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of an intervention to support primary schools in NSW who are part of the SunSmart Program

Dudley, D. A., Winslade, M., Cotton, W., Drinkwater, E., Tribolet, K. & Wright, B.


Project: Research

  • Research Outputs

    A meta-analysis of reading-level match dyslexia studies in consistent alphabetic orthographies

    Parrila, R., Dudley, D., Song, S. & Georgiou, G. K., Apr 2020, In : Annals of Dyslexia. 70, 1, p. 1-26 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A brief history of physical literacy in Australia

    Keegan, R. J., Dudley, D. & Barnett, L., 2019, Physical literacy across the world. Whitehead, M. (ed.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 105-124 20 p. (Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Defining physical literacy for application in Australia: a modified Delphi method

    Keegan, R., Barnett, L., Dudley, D., Telford, R. D., Lubans, D. R., Bryant, A. S., Roberts, W. M., Morgan, P. J., Schranz, N. K., Weissensteiner, J. R., Vella, S. A., Salmon, J., Ziviani, J., Okely, A. D., Wainwright, N. & Evans, J. R., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 38, 2, p. 105-118 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    30 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    Motivating kids to stay active during the lockdown

    Dean Alan Dudley


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment


    Australian Sports Commission - Physical Literacy Policy

    Dean Alan Dudley (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural impacts, Public policy impacts, Quality of life impacts

    UNESCO - Kazan Action Plan

    Dean Alan Dudley (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy impacts, Cultural impacts, Quality of life impacts