Professor Doune Macdonald

Professor Doune Macdonald

Professor Doune Macdonald

Doune Macdonald is Head of School and Professor of Health and Physical Education in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland.

Professor Macdonald completed her undergraduate degree in Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland before teaching Health and Physical Education in primary and secondary schools. Professor Macdonald obtained her PhD through Deakin University and rejoined the School of Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland in 1990.

In 1998 she won an Australian Award for University Teaching. Professor Macdonald is currently Lead Writer for the Australian Curriculum - Health and Physical Education. Her research interests focus on understanding curriculum shifts in the field of Health and Physical Education at the primary, secondary and tertiary level and their impact upon teachers, teaching and student engagement. She serves on the editorial boards of Sport, Education and Society and Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and is a Fellow of two international organisations, AIESEP and the National Academy of Kinesiology.