Will Katene
Senior Lecturer in Education and Subject Leader, Secondary PGCE Physical Education Course


I am a Senior Lecturer in Education and Subject Leader for Secondary PGCE Physical Education Course 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, and 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. I was also a finalist for the esteemed UK New Zealander of the Year Award, in 2013, for outstanding contribution to New Zealand and New Zealanders within the UK.

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 and interdisciplinary learning plays in developing student teachers' subject and pedagogical content knowledge.

Nationally, I have for many years served as a Member of the Board of the Association of Physical Education (a national subject association), organised a National Physical Education Initial Teacher Education Annual Conference and engaged in multiple appointments as an External Examiner, Assessor and 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 (NZ)

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



2001 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Exeter (UK)

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

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

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

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

1984 - 1986  Teacher of Physical Education, Church College of New Zealand (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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