I am passionate about theorising curriculum and pedagogy wherever teaching and learning occurs, such as in health and physical education (HPE) and sports coaching. I have a particular interest in Indigenous education settings
Dr Susan Whatman is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education and Sports Coaching at Griffith University in the School of Education and Professional Studies. Susan is the Award Major Convenor for Health and Physical Education in the Bachelor of Primary Education and Acting Program Director for the Master of Education. Susan is also a research integrity advisor supporting the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee.
Susan is an experienced presenter at conferences both internationally and nationally. Some highlights include:
Susan provides teaching and learning expertise to the QUT International College as an external consultant in Indigenous education. Susan has completed consultancy work with the Department of Education and Training, supporting secondary school teachers with embedding Indigenous knowledges in the SOSE and History curriculum.
Susan's research focuses on curriculum development in HPE, holistic sports coaching approaches and supporting pre-service teachers in curriculum leadership on practicum. Her research has also focused on investigating community participation in health education decision-making in Indigenous schools, how HPE teachers and their students contribute to curriculum change in secondary physical education, and mapping parent-school partnerships in Indigenous education.
Research highlights include:
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