Associate Professor John Evans

PhD(Sydney), BSc(UNSW)
Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Indigenous Programs

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 7015
Fax +61 2 93515027

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Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
TBC PhD Edward DAVIS
Psychososial Charracteristica among Athletes participated in Youth Olympic Game PhD Jannicke STåLSTRøM

Awards and honours

  • 2011 Teaching Excellence Award

  • 2013 Teaching Excellence Award Koori Centre Team

Selected grants

2014

  • Sub-contract or services for the MATSITI project with UniSA for Sydney researcher Dr John Evans (Social Work); Evans J; University of South Australia/Sub-contract - Research Agreement.
  • Identifying pedagogical factors enabling success in elite level team sport for Indigenous Australians: Lessons for Closing the Gap; Evans J, Light R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Indigenous (IN).

2013

  • Effects of enculturation and learning environments on the skillfulness of Indigenous athletes. Pedagogical lessons for Closing the Gap; Evans J; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Light, R., Evans, J., Harvey, S., Hassanin, R. (2015). Advances in rugby coaching: An holistic approach. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Light, R., Evans, J. (2015). Putting habitus to work in research on how coaches learn through experience: Identifying a coaching habitus. In Lisa Hunter, Wayne Smith, Elke Emerald (Eds.), Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture, (pp. 65-73). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Evans, J. (2014). The nature and importance of coach-player relationships in the uptake of Game Sense by elite rugby coaches in Australia and New Zealand. In Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey, Amanda Mooney (Eds.), Contemporary developments in games teaching, (pp. 133-145). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Dalton, B., Wilson, R., Evans, J., Cochrane, S. (2015). Australian Indigenous youth's participation in sport and associated health outcomes: Empirical analysis and implications. Sport Management Review, 18(1), 57-68. [More Information]
  • Georgakis, S., Wilson, R., Evans, J. (2015). Authentic assessment in physical education: A case study of Game Sense pedagogy. The Physical Educator, 72(1), 67-86. [More Information]
  • Evans, J., Wilson, R., Dalton, B., Georgakis, S. (2015). Indigenous participation in Australian sport: The perils of the ‘panacea’ proposition. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 7(1), 53-77. [More Information]
  • Georgakis, S., Evans, J., Warwick, L. (2015). The academic achievement of elite athletes at Australian schools. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 3(1), 84-97. [More Information]
  • Light, R., Evans, J. (2013). Dispositions of elite-level Australian rugby coaches towards game sense: characteristics of their coaching habitus. Sport Education and Society, 18(3), 407-423. [More Information]
  • Evans, J. (2012). Elite rugby union coaches' interpretation and use of Game Sense in New Zealand. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 9(1), 85-97.
  • Evans, J. (2012). Specificity and cognitive demand: Beating a path to Game Centred Coaching in rugby. University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health and Coach Education, 1, 85-94.
  • Evans, J., Forsyth, C., Thorpe, K. (2010). "I don't like reading things online": Students' views about online versus hard copy access of course materials. Synergy, 30, 33-40.
  • Evans, J., Light, R. (2010). The impact of Game Sense on Australian rugby coaches' practice: A question of pedagogy. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 15(2), 103-115. [More Information]
  • Evans, J., Light, R. (2008). Coach development through Collaborative Action Research: A rugby coach's implementation of Game Sense pedagogy. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 5(1), 31-37.
  • Evans, J. (2006). Elite level rugby coaches interpretation and use of game sense. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 3(1), 17-24.

Conferences

  • Evans, J. (2007). Developing a sense of the game: Skill, specificity and Game Sense in rugby coaching. Asia Pacific Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding 2006, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Evans, J. (2006). Capturing the Essence of Rugby through Game Sense. Third Teaching Games for Understanding International Conference, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.

2015

  • Light, R., Evans, J., Harvey, S., Hassanin, R. (2015). Advances in rugby coaching: An holistic approach. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Dalton, B., Wilson, R., Evans, J., Cochrane, S. (2015). Australian Indigenous youth's participation in sport and associated health outcomes: Empirical analysis and implications. Sport Management Review, 18(1), 57-68. [More Information]
  • Georgakis, S., Wilson, R., Evans, J. (2015). Authentic assessment in physical education: A case study of Game Sense pedagogy. The Physical Educator, 72(1), 67-86. [More Information]
  • Evans, J., Wilson, R., Dalton, B., Georgakis, S. (2015). Indigenous participation in Australian sport: The perils of the ‘panacea’ proposition. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 7(1), 53-77. [More Information]
  • Light, R., Evans, J. (2015). Putting habitus to work in research on how coaches learn through experience: Identifying a coaching habitus. In Lisa Hunter, Wayne Smith, Elke Emerald (Eds.), Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture, (pp. 65-73). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Georgakis, S., Evans, J., Warwick, L. (2015). The academic achievement of elite athletes at Australian schools. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 3(1), 84-97. [More Information]

2014

  • Evans, J. (2014). The nature and importance of coach-player relationships in the uptake of Game Sense by elite rugby coaches in Australia and New Zealand. In Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey, Amanda Mooney (Eds.), Contemporary developments in games teaching, (pp. 133-145). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2013

  • Light, R., Evans, J. (2013). Dispositions of elite-level Australian rugby coaches towards game sense: characteristics of their coaching habitus. Sport Education and Society, 18(3), 407-423. [More Information]

2012

  • Evans, J. (2012). Elite rugby union coaches' interpretation and use of Game Sense in New Zealand. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 9(1), 85-97.
  • Evans, J. (2012). Specificity and cognitive demand: Beating a path to Game Centred Coaching in rugby. University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health and Coach Education, 1, 85-94.

2010

  • Evans, J., Forsyth, C., Thorpe, K. (2010). "I don't like reading things online": Students' views about online versus hard copy access of course materials. Synergy, 30, 33-40.
  • Evans, J., Light, R. (2010). The impact of Game Sense on Australian rugby coaches' practice: A question of pedagogy. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 15(2), 103-115. [More Information]

2008

  • Evans, J., Light, R. (2008). Coach development through Collaborative Action Research: A rugby coach's implementation of Game Sense pedagogy. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 5(1), 31-37.

2007

  • Evans, J. (2007). Developing a sense of the game: Skill, specificity and Game Sense in rugby coaching. Asia Pacific Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding 2006, Sydney: University of Sydney.

2006

  • Evans, J. (2006). Capturing the Essence of Rugby through Game Sense. Third Teaching Games for Understanding International Conference, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.
  • Evans, J. (2006). Elite level rugby coaches interpretation and use of game sense. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 3(1), 17-24.

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