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Prof Peter Reaburn

Level 5, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, 2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226

Professional biography

Peter Reaburn is Professor and Head of Exercise & Sports Science within the Faculty of Health Science and Medicine.

As Head of the Program for Exercise & Sports Sciences, Professor Reaburn is driven by three aims:

  1. To maximise employment outcomes for Bond graduates of both the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Masters of Sports Science programs;
  2. To introduce both a work-integrated and career development learning framework to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, and to,
  3. Strategically develop industry linkages to help achieve the first two aims.

Professor Reaburn is a highly-respected educator. He previously won the CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2012 as well as a national teaching award (Office of Learning and Teaching Citation) in 2013. In 2019 he recently won a Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Previously he was Head of CQUniversity’s Department of Health and Human Performance for seven years and then the only academic seconded into a major university auditing project (Australian Universities Quality Agency) for two years.

He currently supervises 5 Ph.D. projects related to both applied sport science and his major research interest - health, performance, and recovery in masters athletes. He is currently on the editorial panel for the European Review of Aging and Physical Activity and was previously a member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia's (ESSA) National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) Panel.

Peter retains a lifelong passion for competitive sport. A former national champion in surf lifesaving, as a masters athlete he won the National Ironman Triathlon Championship (50-54 years) in 2005, completed the Grafton to Inverell bike race in 2007 and 2010, won a gold medal at the national surf lifesaving championships in 2017, won his age group in The Big Swim in Sydney in 2018, and currently holds three national records in relay events in masters swimming.

Peters personal interest includes surfing, cycling, masters swimming, reading Gerald Seymour, Stephen Leather, and Peter FitzSimons books, travelling and learning history, and watching high-performance sport on television.

Professional admissions

  • American College of Sports Medicine (2102-Present)
  • Sports Medicine Australia (1992-Present)
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (1990-Present)

Professional appointments

  • Bond Bull Sharks Netball Advisory Committee (2019-present)
  • National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) Panel (2011-Present) - ESSA
  • Curriculum Advisory Panel (2006-2007) - ESSA
  • Vice-President (Sport Science) (2006-2007) - ESSA
  • National Conference Organising Committee (2005) - ESSA
  • Reviewer - Various sport science and medicine journals
  • Editorial Board - European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (2007-Present)

Teaching expertise

SPEX11-102 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
SPEX72-201 Sports Science Professional Placement 1
SPEX72-202 Sports Science Professional Placement 2

Teaching awards

  • Bond University Deans Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019
  • CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2012
  • National Teaching Award (Office of Learning and Teaching Citation) in 2013
  • National Office of Learning and Teaching Citation (2013)
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (2011-12)
  • Vice Chancellor's EXCEL Award for Excellence in Professional Staff (2010)
  • Plaque of Appreciation, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (2005)

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning, Central Queensland University
  • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Education)(Honours), University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland