Mr Chris Hickey
Board Member

Chris Hickey is a Professor of Health and Physical Education and Chair of Academic Board at Deakin University. As Chair of Academic Board Chris has oversight of the academic governance for maintaining the highest standards teaching and research at Deakin. 

Chris has a strong academic profile in educational scholarship and practice with a particular interest in understanding contemporary policy and practice, and how they are linked to larger processes of social cohesion and exclusion. Chris maintains an interest in the translation of research into practice and has enjoyed extensive work with schools and sporting clubs.
 
He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Life Member of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) and Editor-in chief of the international journal, Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education.

Chris has a long history with St Joseph’s College having worked on the school’s first anti-bullying policy in 2005 where after he has continued to have regular professional interaction with College staff . His sons’ Alex and James are both graduates of the College.  

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