Tim is a Teacher and Researcher at Plymouth University (UK) where he works within Primary Physical Education. Previously he worked for five years as a Senior Lecturer, Early Years/ Primary (F-10) 'Health & Physical Education' in the Faculty of Education at Monash University (Australia). Tim has fifteen years teaching experience as a classroom teacher (Queensland, Australia), Head of Foundation Stage and Key Stage One (English International School, Qatar) and Health and Physical Education specialist teacher (Queensland, Australia), in various school communities and education systems. This is his eighth year working full time as a teacher/researcher in higher education.
Tim has been involved in early years/ primary, secondary and higher education for 23 years as a classroom teacher, Head teacher, Health and Physical Education (HPE) specialist and Teacher Educationalist, working in various national and international school communities, education systems and institutions. He is the Vice-President for Oceania for the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD).
Tim is the author of the research book 'The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education: Optimising children's health through local and global community partnerships'. This book 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 a grass roots level.