Professor John Evans

BSportSc, MSportSc, MAppSc, GradCertEdStud(HigherEd), PhD
Honorary Professor
Phone
+61 2 9514 5201
Fax
Building/Room
A35 / 307
The University of Sydney

John Evans is Professor of Indigenous Health Education in the School of Public Health at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He has extensive academic and industry experience in Indigenous sport, physical activity and education.

John is an ARC Indigenous Research Fellow, and holds a number of ARC competitive research grants.  He has also been the lead academic from UTS's Faculty of Health in the establishment of The Indigenous Infrastructure and Sustainable Housing Alliance, which has had recent success in undertaking evaluation and monitoring research for Indigenous communities on the implementation of infrastructure and housing. John currently teaches in the UTS Bachelor of Health Sciences and across a number of subjects in both Faculty of Health and Design Architecture and Building.

Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2011 & 2013, The University of Sydney .

  • Professor Indigenous Health Education, University of Technology Sydney 
  • Member, Active Healthy Kids Australia 2015–2018 Research Working Group, University of South Australia 
  • Member, Physical Literacy Expert Pane, University of Canberra and The Australian Sports Commission
  • Member, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network
  • Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Member, Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Member, Association Internationale des Ecoles Suprieures d'Education Physique [International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education]
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Canterbury, NZ
  • Conjoint Professor, Newcastle University

Books

Book chapters
  • Light, R. & Evans, J. (2015). Putting habitus to work in research on how coaches learn through experience: Identifying a coaching habitus. In L. Hunter, W. Smith & E. Emerald (Ed.), Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture (pp. 65–73), Abingdon, UK: 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 R. Light, J. Quay, S. Harvey & A. Mooney (Ed.), Contemporary developments in games teaching (pp. 133–145), Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Journal articles
  • Farnbach, S., Gee, G., Eades, A-M., Evans, J., Fernando, J., Hammond, B., Simms, M., Demasi, K., Glozier, N. & Hackett, M. (2020). What are the resourcing requirements for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care research project?. Public Health Research and Practice, 30(3). DOI:10.17061/PHRP29341911
  • Farnbach, S., Gee, G., Eades, A-M., Evans, J., Fernando, J., Hammond, B., Simms, M., Demasi, K. & Hackett, M. (2019). 'We're here to listen and help them as well': A qualitative study of staff and Indigenous patient perceptions about participating in social and emotional wellbeing research at primary healthcare services. BMC Psychiatry, 19. DOI:10.1186/s12888-019-2263-8
  • Macniven, R., Canuto, K., Wilson, R., Bauman, A. & Evans, J. (2019). Impact of physical activity and sport on social outcomes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17(7), 1305–1311. DOI:10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-004023
  • Macniven, R., Canuto, K., Wilson, R., Bauman, A. & Evans, J. (2019). The impact of physical activity and sport on social outcomes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A systematic scoping review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(7), 1305–1311. DOI:10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-004023
  • Evans, J., Wilson, R., Coleman, C., & Man, W. . (2018). Physical activity among indigenous Australian children and youth in remote and non-remote areas. Social Science & Medicine, 206, 93–99. DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.04.018
  • Farnbach, S., Evans, J., Eades, A., Gee, G., Fernando, J., Hammond, B., Simms, M., DeMasi, K. & Hackett, M. . (2017). Process evaluation of a primary healthcare validation study of a culturally adapted depression screening tool for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: study protocol. BMJ Open, 7(11), 1–7. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017612
  • Light, R. & Evans, J. (2017). Socialisation, culture and the foundations of expertise in elite level Indigenous Australian sportsm. Sport, Education and Society, 22(7), 852–863. DOI:10.1080/13573322.2015.1105208
  • 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. DOI:10.1016/j.smr.2014.04.001
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