Dr Steven Rynne gained his PhD in the field of sports coach learning from the University of Queensland, having been awarded the first Queensland Academy of Sport PhD research scholarship. Steven has worked with UQ HMS and the Australian Sports Commission as a research officer investigating coach learning in the National Coaching Scholarship Program and is currently involved as a research fellow on a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project being run through the Indigenous Sport Program (Australian Sports Commission). Steven also works with Cricket Australia contributing to coach education and development projects. Steven teaches undergraduate and graduate students in sports coaching. He is a registered Health and Physical Education Teacher and also coaches junior and masters track cyclists.

Steven has a range of research interests related to coach learning and Indigenous populations in physical activity settings. In particular, he is interested in:

  • The work of high performance coaches
  • Coaching knowledge and learning to coach
  • Australian Institutes and Academies of Sport as workplaces
  • Learning in other physical workplaces
  • Social capital and Indigenous sporting programs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Find out more information on how to apply for a Higher Degree by Research (MPhil or PhD) with the UQ Graduate School.