Will Katene
Senior Lecturer in Education; Subject Lead, Primary and Secondary PGCE Physical Education and Deputy Programme Director, MA (Education)


I am a Senior Lecturer in Education and Subject Leader for Secondary PGCE Physical Education in the Graduate School of Education.  I have taught physical education in secondary schools both in New Zealand and England and lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate education, physical education and sport sciences degree courses for well over two decades. 

I received the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Award, in 2011, for excellence in teaching and learning in higher education in the UK; selected as an official London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer in recognition of my work as an inspirational teacher and leader to young people and students in physical education in secondary schools and universities in the UK, was a finalist for the esteemed UK New Zealander of the Year Award, in 2013, for my outstanding contribution to New Zealand and New Zealanders within the UK and awarded a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014..

My research interests are centred around learning how to teach with a particular focus on physical education student teachers' subject content knowledge and the role that collaborative learning plays in developing student teachers' subject content knowledge for teaching.

Nationally, I serve as a member of the Board of the Association of Physical Education (a national subject association) and regularly engage in multiple appointments as an External Examiner, Assessor, or Review Panel member for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in the UK.



Senior Fellowship (HEA)

National Teaching Fellowship (HEA)

MPhEd Exercise Physiology (University of Otago)

BSc Physical Education with Secondary Teachers' Certificate (Brigham Young University)



2001 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, University of Exeter

2000 - 2001: Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, Canterbury Christ Church University

1997 - 2000: Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Greenwich

1992 - 1997: Teacher of Physical Education, St. Edward's CE Comprehensive School, Essex

1990 - 1992:: Teacher of Physical Education, Aorere College, Auckland, NZ 


Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724756
AddressBaring Court
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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