Dr. Dean Dudley is the Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) and World Regional Vice President to Fédération Internationale d’Education Physique (International Federation of Physical Education – FIEP). Dr. Dudley received his Ph.D. in physical education from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 2012. Dean is a 2012 Churchill Fellow and ongoing expert consultant to several United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) agencies. He was an Expert Consultant on the UNESCO Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policymakers in 2015 and the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport in 2017. He is currently a Special Advisor to the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Laboratory project and the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement. Dean is also an Independent Specialist in Health and Physical Education to UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education in Geneva.
Dean’s research focuses on the assessment and reporting of physical education and the development of observable learning outcomes pertaining to physical literacy. He is also a researcher of evidence-based approaches to health and physical education that yield large learning effects in the cognitive, affective, social and psychomotor learning domains.