Senior Assistant Professor, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Tim is Assistant Headteacher at Hornbill School, Brunei (Ministry of Defence, UK), an Adjunct Senior Assistant Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) and a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (UK Professional Standards Framework). He is an active teacher (school leadership) and researcher. Previously he worked for Plymouth University, Institute of Education (UK) 2015-2017, as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University (Australia) (2011-2015), Assistant Professor at University of Canberra (2010) and as a Sessional Lecturer at ACU National University (2004-2007).
Tim has sixteen years teaching experience as a classroom teacher in primary schools: Head of Foundation Stage and Key Stage One (3-7 years)(English International School, Qatar); Assistant Headteacher; and Health and Physical Education specialist teacher. He has also had eight years experience working full time as a teacher/researcher in higher education (undergraduate and post graduate). Teaching/ researching experiences have included working in the Middle East, Europe (UK), Asia and Australia.
Tim is the Vice-President 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 204 countries.
Doctorate of Education ACU National University (Australian Catholic University)
Master of Education (Health & Physical Education) Deakin University (Geelong, Australia)
Master of Education (Religious Education) - Notre Dame University Australia
Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Teaching - ACU National University
Research interests include; Health and Physical Education, pedagogy and quality teaching practices, lifelong wellness/ wellbeing, curriculum reform, and enhancing learning through the physical. Tim's experience and research interests lie in primary and early years' education.
This research book is a sequel to "The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education: Optimising children's health through local and global partnerships" http://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319316666 How are children’s wellbeing and health enhanced through the physical dimension in practice?
Surveys from 625 principal participants representing all education systems, various school sizes and regions within Australia. Data gathered has involved writing over 85 government reports/ publications https://legacy.aitsl.edu.au/school-leadership-ecollection/search-the-school-leadership-ecollection/detail?id=how-are-primary-education-health-and-physical-education-teachers%27-best-prepared • Researched a UK physical education university course – ‘Ofsted’ awarded ‘outstanding’ • Interviewed secondary PE teachers teaching in primary schools • Investigating HPE in remote Indigenous schools • Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health and wellbeing
Collect surveys from principal participants representing government education system, various school sizes and regions within Brunei.
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Sport, Education and Society, ISSN: 13573322, eISSN: 14701243, Pages: 355-376, Published: 3 April 2017
Timothy Lynch and Gregory J. Soukup
Cogent Education, eISSN: 2331186X, Published: 1 January 2017
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Cogent Education, eISSN: 2331186X, Published: 2016
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Timothy Lynch and Gregory J. Soukup
Cogent Education, eISSN: 2331186X, Published: 2016
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
International Journal of Educational Research, ISSN: 08830355, Pages: 88-100, Published: January 01, 2015
Cogent Education, eISSN: 2331186X, Published: 2015
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, ISSN: 19329997, eISSN: 19329253, Pages: 201-213, Published: 2015
Human Kinetics Publishers Inc.1607 N. Market StreetChampaignIL 61820-2200
European Physical Education Review, ISSN: 1356336X, eISSN: 17412749, Pages: 508-524, Published: 27 November 2014
Journal of Religion and Health, ISSN: 00224197, Pages: 202-220, Published: 2013
Springer New York LLC
International Journal of Humanities Education, ISSN: 23270063, eISSN: 23272457, Pages: 11-23, Published: 2013
Common Ground Research Networks
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, ISSN: 18377122, eISSN: 18377130, Pages: 249-266, Published: 2013
Timothy Joseph Lynch
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, ISSN: 19329997, eISSN: 19329253, Pages: 267-278, Published: 2012
Human Kinetics Publishers Inc.
Lynch, T. (2016). The future of health, wellbeing and physical education: optimising children’s health and wellbeing through local and global community partnerships. London, UK: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319316666 (Research book)
Lynch, T. (2017). Children’s movement and motor skills in practice. In Garvis, S. & Pendergast, D. (Ed.), Health & wellbeing in childhood (2nd ed.) (pp. 77-94). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge.
Lynch, T. (2017). How does a physical education teacher become a health and physical education teacher? Sport Education and Society, 22 (3), 355-376. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1030383 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13573322.2015.1030383#abstract
Lynch, T. & Soukup, G. J. (2017). Primary physical education (PE): School leader perceptions about classroom teacher quality implementation. Cogent Education, 1348925. doi: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331186X.2017.1348925
Lynch, T. & Soukup, G. J. (2016). “Physical education”, “health and physical education”, “physical literacy” and “health literacy”: Global nomenclature confusion. Cogent Education, 3(1), 1217820, doi: 10.1080/2331186X.2016.1217820. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1217820
Lynch, T. (2016). The future of health, wellbeing and physical education: optimising children’s health and wellbeing through local and global community partnerships. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31667-3 https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319316666 (Research book)
Lynch, T. (2017). How does a physical education teacher become a health and physical education teacher? Sport Education and Society, 22 (3), 355-376.
doi: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1030383 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13573322.2015.1030383#abstract
Lynch, T. (2015). Health and physical education (HPE): Implementation in primary schools. International Journal of Educational Research, 70 (c), 88-100.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2015.02.003 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883035515000051
Lynch, T. (2015). Investigating children's spiritual experiences through the health and physical education learning area in Australian schools. Journal of Religion and Health, 54(1), doi:10.1007/s10943-013-9802-2. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-013-9802-2
Lynch, T. (2014). Australian curriculum reform II: Health and Physical Education (HPE). European Physical Education Review, 20(4), 508-524. doi: 10.1177/1356336X14535166 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1356336X14535166
Lynch, T. (2013). School centres for teaching excellence (SCTE): understanding new directions for schools and universities in health and physical education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 4(3), 249-266. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/18377122.2013.836770#.U3kgMaSKBok - Routledge - Most read article for 2014 http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/class-of-2015/science-mathematics-physical-and-environmental-education-2015
Lynch, T. (2013). Summary report of key findings for the Australian Government: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
(AITSL) - How are primary education health and physical education (HPE) teachers best prepared? Faculty of Education Monash University,
Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-15. https://legacy.aitsl.edu.au/school-leadership-ecollection/search-the-school-leadership-ecollection/detail?id=how-are-primary-education-health-and-physical-education-teachers%27-best-prepared
2013 (May) Primary Education Health & Physical Education (HPE) implementation and teacher preparation
Monash University – Faculty of Education Dean Award/ Grant $3000
2015 (12 February) www.ichpersd-oceania.org This grant is for advertising ICHPER-SD (As a non-profit [US 501(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). Google Grant - Ad grants since Feb 12, 2015 - US $500 000 per year (indefinitely)
2018 - Education Consultant - TES Institute (UK) https://www.tes.com/institute/ (Pathway Tutor and Assessor)
2016 -2017 - Research Book Reviewer & contributor - Pearson Education academic US textbooks (The Pearson Educational Leadership Series)
*Ornstein, A.C. & Hunkins, F. P. (2017). Curriculum: foundations, principles, and issues (7th Ed.). Boston, US: Pearson Educational Leadership (Lynch, T. academic reviewer)
*Lune, H. & Berg, B. (2017). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (9th Ed.). New York, US: Pearson Educational Leadership (Lynch, T. academic reviewer)
*Salkind, N. J. (2017). Exploring research (9th Ed.). Boston, US: Pearson Educational Leadership (Lynch, T. academic reviewer)
2016-2017 - Research book proposal reviewer - Springer (Europe), Routledge (international) (2016)
2016-2017 - Research book proposal reviewer - Oxford University Press. (2017)
2015 - Course Review and Development - University of Canberra, Faculty of Education, Science Technology and Mathematics, Australia. http://media.wix.com/ugd/842c5e_4373534d67884955917834b54eea7aef.pdf
- Complete a ‘Review’ and design new ‘Courses’;
*Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education) http://www.canberra.edu.au/coursesandunits/course?course_cd=330JA
*Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) http://www.canberra.edu.au/coursesandunits/course?course_cd=324JA
2014-2015 - Assessor - Vocational Education and Training (VET) - TAELLN411 (LLN) - Innovative Business Training (IBT) Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Melbourne, Australia
Roles and Responsibilities:
- design, develop and implement on-line TAELLN411 module using MOODLE management system
- coordination of module
- student consultations
- marking & assessment
- attend committee and discipline meetings
- budget and manage funds
- mentor students until completion of unit
Editorial Board - Cogent Education Journal
Open Access-international-leading multidisciplinary-peer reviewed journal 2017-2018
The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD) - 'Contributor to the mission of the Council' - member of the organising committee, ICHPER-SD Forum, Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America. 14 March 2017
PhD Thesis Examiner – James Cook University
Caroline Brooks – Professionalism in Primary Physical Education July 2017
Research Gate - 169 publications uploaded on the platform for over 60 000 reads. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Timothy_Lynch4
Sentinels of Science Award (October 2015 - October 2016) ‘Publons’ recognition for peer review - 23 September 2016
Top 10% for Social Sciences for peer reviews of international journals. https://publons.com/institution/1777/ & https://publons.com/author/435158/timothy-lynch#stats
• Cambridge Journal of Education
• The International Journal for Sport & Society
• European Physical Education Review
• Journal of Curriculum Studies
• International Journal of Humanities Education
• International Journal of Children’s Spirituality
• International Sport Coaching Journal • Journal of Health Communication
• Australian & International Journal of Rural Education
• Cogent Education
• Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Conference Proceedings
• International Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ICHPER) Conference Proceedings
• Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences
• Journal of Healthcare communications
Successful completion of probation period (6 months) at Plymouth University - 8 June 2016
Research Leadership Award Plymouth University
Dr Steven Butts, Associate Dean Teaching & Learning
Recognition of continued performance in role and specifically demonstration of research leadership - 31 August 2016
Course/ Programme Review (External)
University of Canberra (Australia)
Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education)
Course review and development - February & March 2015
External Assessor for PhD Proposal
Flinders University, South Australia
Professor Murray Drummond & Associate Professor Shane Pill. - December 2015
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). (2015). ABC 774 Red Symons interview with Dr Tim Lynch Monash University. You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS74L26wd7g
Radio Peninsula (2015). 98.7 RPP FM Radio Peninsula interview with Dr Timothy Lynch, Monash University, Faculty of Education. You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0eyr4A70TE
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.
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia - 21 September 2015
Routledge - Most read article for 2014
'School Centres for Teaching Excellence (SCTE): understanding new directions for schools and universities in Health and Physical Education'. Asia Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education.
http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/class-of-2015/science-mathematics-physical-and-environmental-education-2015 - 17 February 2015
Invited as ICHPER-SD Vice President to be a member of the 2015 ACHPER International Conference Awards Committee - 13-15 April 2015
'Outstanding' Teaching Award Monash University Professor Darrell Evans (Vice-Provost)
EDF5035 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 - 15 December 2015
Senior Lecturer appointment confirmed Monash University Education Appointment Review Committee (three year probation) - 20 December 2014
Conference Paper of the Year 2013 – Swimming and water safety education: continuing the journey of belief. Awarded by Federation & Monash University - November 2014
International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance (ICHPER-SD)
'Outstanding contributor to the mission of the Council'
In recognition of my contribution as a member of the English Scientific Committee for the 56th ICHPER-SD Anniversary World Congress (Kingdom of Bahrain).
http://www.ichpersd-oceania.org/bahrain-56th-anniversary-world-congress - 21 December 2014
Professional Journal Article of the Year 2013 - Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers in primary schools: supplementing the debate. Awarded by Federation & Monash University - November 2014
'Outstanding' Teaching Award Monash University - Professor Darrell Evans (Pro Vice-Chancellor)
EDF1600 HPE 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 - 28 February 2014
'Outstanding' Teaching Award Monash University - Professor Adam Shoemaker (Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President (Education)
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 -25 November 2011
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Teresa Carlson Award
For outstanding dedication to the teaching of HPE and the promotion of its benefits in the community - 29 November 2006
AST1 Status (Brisbane Catholic Education) Awarded classification as a specialized teacher and school leader of the highest degree - 20 October 2004
2017 - present Assistant Headteacher – Hornbill School, Brunei
2007 - 2010 Dukhan English School (1200 pupils) – Qatar (Qatar Petroleum)
Head of Key Stage One & Foundation Stage (450 students, 20 teachers and 20 Teaching Assistants (5 form entry)).
1995 - 2007 Brisbane Catholic Education – Classroom teacher, HPE specialist, Sport Coordinator, Acting Principal, Junior Sport Master
(St. Matthew’s Primary School, Mt. Carmel Primary School, St. Elizabeth’s Primary School, Our Lady of Dolours Primary School)
1993 - 1994 Australian Football League (Queensland) - Junior Development Officer Assistant
UNESCO Japan prize - nominated for the 2017 edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This was for the ‘Best Start – a community collaborative approach to lifelong health and wellness’ research project (detailed in my research book). 21 January 2017
‘The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education: Optimising children’s health through local and global community partnerships’ (Lynch, 2016) http://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319316666.
The four year programme involved six schools (approximately 1000 pupils and 22 teachers), two universities (approximately 10 academics), the local health industry (6 employees), Tennis Australia, Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) and Swim Australia:
• the local health industry – Latrobe Leisure Churchill (Latrobe City Council);
• Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
- Australia Swim Coaches and Teachers' Association (ASCTA) - Swim Australia,
- Lifesaving Victoria (Royal Life Saving Society Australia);
- Tennis Australia
• local rural primary schools
- Churchill Primary School - Churchill North Primary School
- Hazelwood North Primary School - Lumen Christi Catholic Primary School
- Thorpdale Primary School - Yinnar South Primary School
• Churchill Tennis club
This research uses the example of a partnership journey between universities, schools, the local health industry as well as a number of government organisations which worked to ensure the growth of physical education in primary education. The initiative employed the United Nations (UN) ideals as a model and contextualised them within local schools and communities. What began as a pathway seed quickly grew to involve multi-stakeholder partnerships and therefore explores how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) may be implemented at grass roots.