Steve was appointed to the Faculty of Education and Social Work in 2002 and has a long standing interest and passion in physical education and school sport, teacher education, history and sociology of sport and pedagogy for learning. He served as program director of the Human Movement and Health Education Program 2006-2008 and has taught in all undergraduate teaching programs in the Faculty including primary undergraduate, primary and secondary M-teach, double degree, general education and study abroad.
An advocate of the all-round University experience, Steve played a significant role in the Interfaculty sport team which won the Penfold Shield in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
The author of more than 45 academic publications, he has published on wide and varied aspects of physical education and sports studies including archaeology, history, sociology, pedagogy, comparative and international. His latest publication is the co-authored edited book Youth Sport in Australia.
Steve is also supervising three honours projects which deal with the theorising of Sydney's club Rugby Union competition; the mainstreaming of Australian football; and the correlation between academic achievement and sporting excellence in NSW government schools.