Donna Barwood is the Coordinator for Secondary Health & Physical Education (HPE) at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Her research interests predominantly focus on health education & inclusivity in HPE – with a developing research profile in the preparation of HPE teachers; pragmatics, challenges &
opportunities at the school and classroom level. Donna draws upon her wealth of experience as an early childhood, primary, secondary & tertiary educator, and positions held in public, private & Catholic education – including the role of Head of HPE.
Donna has strong connections with the HPE community in Australia, and internationally through her dedication & continued commitment to supporting the needs of HPE teachers as a presenter of professional learning, curriculum writer (K-10 Syllabus for Health and Physical Education in Western Australia), and President of ACHPER Western Australia.
In 2018, Donna was recognised as an ACHPER Nation Fellow for her services to the HPE community.