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Head of School

Professor David Greene

Professor David Greene, Head of School

Professor David Greene has a 23-year association with ACU, having experienced the institution as an undergraduate student, postgraduate student, sessional staff member, and continuing staff member from 2005. He has acquired considerable experience in the School of Exercise Science, and more recently, the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences.

Professor Greene has an extensive background in musculoskeletal health with a particular focus on children and adolescents. Specifically, he has explored the impact of athletic participation on musculoskeletal health in paediatric populations across a range of bone-loading sports such as gymnastics, track and field, and horse racing. More recently, Professor Greene has broadened his research interests to include clinical populations such as people with multiple sclerosis, obese adolescents, and people with auto-immune diseases. He continues to search new opportunities to translate research outcomes into practice while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

With a formal teaching qualification and more than 25 years teaching experience, Professor Greene is passionate about effective pedagogical practices that create engaging learning experiences for all students. Professor Greene continues to explore digital learning opportunities to maximise student preparedness for the evolving workplace.

As National Head of School, Professor Greene is devoted to optimising growth opportunities among the six disciplines that comprise the national school while exploring new directions within the changing higher education sector.

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Professor Gert Jan Pepping, Deputy Head

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Dr Kimberley Mallan, Assistant Deputy Head

Strathfield & Blacktown

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A/Prof Keong Yap, Deputy Head

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Dr Paul Taylor, Deputy Head

North Sydney & Canberra

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Dr Chris Austin, Deputy Head


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A/Prof Tom Whelan, Deputy Head

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Dr Belinda Martinac, Deputy Head

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Dr Doug Whyte, Deputy Head

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Dr Jackie Stevens – Lecturer

Ms Anna Lister - Lecturer

Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology

Associate Professor Gert Jan Pepping – Deputy Head of School

Dr Andrew Townshend – Senior Lecturer, Head of Discipline (Exercise Science)

Dr Daniel Chalkley - Lecturer

Associate Professor Michael Cole – Associate Professor

Dr Mark Creaby – Senior Lecturer

Professor Shona Halson – Professor

Dr Jemima Spathis – Senior Lecturer

Dr Kassia Beetham – Senior Lecturer

Dr Daniel Van den Hoek – Lecturer

Dr Adam Hewitt – Lecturer

Dr John Mahoney – Senior Lecturer

Dr Matthew Sweeney – Lecturer 

Dr Richard Johnston – Senior Lecturer

Dr Jonothan Weakley – Lecturer

Dr Ryan Timmins – Senior Lecturer


Dr Kimberley Mallan – Assistant Deputy Head of School

Dr Zoltan Rusznak – Senior Lecturer, Head of Discipline (Science)

Dr Isabelle Lys – Senior Lecturer

Dr Francesca Fernandez – Senior Lecturer

Dr Clare Flakelar – Lecturer

Dr Roger Lord – Senior Lecturer

Dr Nyree Kelly - Lecturer


Ms Heather Summers – Team Leader

Ms Rebecca Bates – PA to NHOS 

Ms Jen Kneen – Administrative Officer

Ms Julie Peries – Administrative Officer

Ms Tina Gilbert - Administration / Project Officer 


Mr Michael Larkin – Lecturer

Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology

Dr Doug Whyte – Deputy Head of School

Dr Christian Pitcher – Senior Lecturer, Head of Discipline (Exercise Physiology)

Associate Professor Stuart Cormack – Associate Professor

Ms Sandy Allen-Craig – Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor David Opar – Associate Professor, Director, SPRINT Research Centre

Dr Cameron Wilson – Senior Lecturer

Dr Alyse Wilcox – Lecturer

Dr Beth McLeod – Lecturer

Ms Elizabeth Aumand – Lecturer

Dr Paul Tofari – Lecturer

Dr Bianca Share – Lecturer

Dr Liam Johnson - Lecturer

Dr Jack Hickey - Lecturer

Dr Nirav Maniar – Lecturer

Ms Lucy Packwood - Lecturer

Mr Rajat Malhotra – Administrative Officer 

Nutrition and Public Health

Associate Professor Sharon Croxford – Senior Lecturer, Head of Discipline (Nutrition & Public Health) 

Dr John Oldroyd – Senior Lecturer

Dr Alison Hughes – Senior Lecturer

Dr David Barnett - Lecturer

Dr Stephen Fisher – Lecturer

Dr Jennifer Marks – Lecturer

Dr Adam Walsh – Senior Lecturer

Mrs Emma Stirling – Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Adrienne Forsyth – Associate Professor

Ms Rebecca Hall - Lecturer


Dr Tom Whelan – Deputy Head of School

Professor Peter Wilson

Professor John Gleeson – Director, Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre 

Associate Professor Helen Aucote – Associate Professor

Dr Lisa Milne – Senior Lecturer

Dr Xochitl De la Piedad Garcia – Senior Lecturer

Dr Leah Kaufmann – Senior Lecturer;

Dr Eleonora Cattini - Psychology Clinic Director

Dr Cameron Hoo – Psychology Clinic Director

Dr Tom McGuckian - Lecturer

Dr Emma Little – Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Valentina Lorenzetti – Associate Professor

Dr Joel Anderson – Senior Lecturer

Mr Chris Cheers - Lecturer

Ms Marietta Dellas Georgianos – Lecturer

Dr Elizabeth Pizarro – Lecturer

Ms Eve Power – Placement Coordinator (Educational & Development) - Lecturer

Dr Jo Thorburn – Placement Coordinator (Clinical Psychology) - Lecturer


Dr Belinda Martinac –  Deputy Head of School

Dr Jodi Sita – Senior Lecturer

Dr Tanya Uebergang– Senior Lecturer

Ms Laurine Hurley – Senior Lecturer

Dr Santha James – Senior Lecturer

Dr Phillip Parker – Senior Lecturer

Miss Eileen Lay – Lecturer

Dr Brandon Cheong – Lecturer

Dr Stephanie Kondos - Lecturer


Ms Selin Caurbukemn – Administrative Officer

Ms Niamh Fleming - Administrative Officer

Ms Manal Hanna – Administrative Officer

Mr Raj Malhotra – Administrative Officer

Ms Karina Patrick – Administrative Officer

Nutrition and Public Heath

Dr Bo Wang – Lecturer (Nutrition and Food Science)

Dr Ryan Tam – Lecturer (including Blacktown Campus)

Dr Lachlan Mitchell – Lecturer

Dr Wendy Stuart-Smith – Senior Lecturer

Dr Karen Kingham – Senior Lecturer

Ms Sue Cheng – Administrative Officer (Blacktown Campus)


Dr Christopher Austin – Deputy Head of School

Dr Jennifer Taylor – Senior Lecturer

Dr Ian Cathers – Senior Lecturer

A/Prof Pre De Silva – Associate Professor

Dr Abdur Rouf – Lecturer

Dr Douglas Jackson – Lecturer

Dr Fiona Ballard – Lecturer

Dr Hemant Mehta – Lecturer

Mrs Nancy McKenzie  – Lecturer

Dr Peter Mahoney - Lecturer

Exercise Science

Dr Paul Taylor – Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of School

Dr Craig Duncan – Senior Lecturer

Dr Grant Duthie - Senior Lecturer 

Dr Timothy Hartwig – Senior Lecturer

Dr Angelica Thompson– Butel – Lecturer

Dr Justine Stynes – Lecturer

Mrs Kelly Johnson – Lecturer

Dr Mark Moresi – Lecturer

Dr Michaela Bruton – Lecturer

Dr Phillip Chapman – Senior Lecturer (including Blacktown)

Dr Raul Landeo – Lecturer

Dr Matthew Hoon – Lecturer

Dr Tim Watson – Associate Lecturer (including Blacktown Campus)

Ms Nat Legge – Lecturer (including Blacktown Campus)

Dr Ann-Marie Gibson – Lecturer (including Blacktown Campus)

Dr Kerrie Basclain – Associate Lecturer

Dr Michael Psarakis – Associate Lecturer 


Associate Professor Keong Yap – Deputy Head of School, Associate Professor 

Associate Professor Rachel Dryer - Associate Professor – Head of Discipline (Psychology)

Dr Megan Willis - Senior Lecturer 

Ms Ewa Geba – Senior Lecturer - Psychology & Counselling Clinic Director

Dr Oscar Modesto Ramirez – Senior Lecturer

Dr Kirsten Challinor – Lecturer 

Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait - Lecturer

Dr Luisa Dos Santos Batalha - Lecturer

Dr Joanne Bennett – Lecturer

Dr Ying Yang– Lecturer

Dr Madeleine Ferrari  –  Lecturer

Ms Natalie Windsor  – Lecturer

Mr Benjamin Weir  – Lecturer


Ms Joy Baysari – Administrative Officer

Mrs Stella Chan Lin Fat – Administrative Officer

Ms Sue Cheng – Administrative Officer

Ms Anne-Maree Milic – Administrative Officer

Ms Grace Trad – Administrative Officer

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