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Dr Dean Dudley is an Associate Professor (Health and Physical Education) in the Macquarie School of Education at Macquarie University. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, the Center of Educational Measurement and Assessment at the University of Sydney, and the School of Pacific Art, Communication and Education at the University of the South Pacific. Dean holds degrees from the University of Western Sydney, University of Wollongong, Harvard University and the University of Oxford.
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 (2017). Dean was appointed as an Independent Specialist in Health and Physical Education by UNESCO's International Bureau of Education in 2018, Advisor to the Australian Sports Commission National Sport Research Agenda in 2022, and Physical Education Specialist to the Oceanic National Olympic Committee (Education Commission) in 2023.
He has an interdisciplinary program of research but he is broadly 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 recognised for his work in physical education, learning assessment, pedagogy, and physical literacy.


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