Associate Professor Shane Pill

Flinders University, National President – ACHPER

Shane first worked as a science and physical education teacher in schools in Perth and Adelaide; holding leadership positions including HPE Coordinator, Sport Coordinator, and Deputy Principal. At Flinders University, he lectures in physical education and sport pedagogy, and curriculum studies.

His teaching has been recognised with an Australian Award for University Teaching (2016), and Vice Chancellor Awards for Teaching in 2015 and 2019. Shane is the author of six books on the concept of Play with Purpose using a Game Sense approach for PE teaching and sport coaching.

He has also published the text Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching. Shane was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S’Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia game-based Primary and Secondary Schools Tennis resources, and the revised AFL Sport Education program.

He has published over 100 scholarly and academic papers, and is an internationally popular speaker and workshop presenter. Shane has been president of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) at state and national levels. He is a Fellow and Life Member of ACHPER.

Further information about Shane’s teaching, research and community engagement can be found at