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About Dr Roslyn M Franklin

Dr Roslyn M Franklin
DipTPE(Kelvin Grove CAE), BEd(Mt Gravatt CAE), MEd(Griff), PhD(Griff)
In her early teaching career, Roslyn was a Health and Physical Education teacher in Brisbane and Gold Coast secondary and primary schools for many years and then lectured in this area at Griffith University (Gold Coast campus). Roslyn’s previous position at Griffith University was also as the Director, Professional Experience Office where she was responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Professional Experience Office for the Bachelor of Education Primary and Secondary undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Roslyn has a strong interest in the promotion and encouragement of girls and women in sport especially surfing. She has been surfing for forty years and was an original member of the Queensland Women’s Boardrider’s Club during the seventies and has competed at local, State and National levels. Roslyn’s interest in the inequity of sponsorship for female surfers lead her to undertake research in the area for her PhD. She is currently lecturing in Personal Development Health and Physical Education in the School of Education at Southern Cross University at both Lismore and Gold Coast campuses. Additional research interests include the use of mobile technology in the assessment of PDHPE, programs to enhance Fundamental Movement Skill development in children, and the development of generalist early childhood and primary preservice teacher confidence in teaching physical education and health.


Present Lecturer (Teaching Scholar), Southern Cross University School of Education

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Honors and Awards

  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award (Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning) Griffith University 2010
  • Griffith University Priority Area (Work-Integrated Learning) Award 2008
  • Griffith University Education Teaching Citation 2007
  • University Medal, Griffith University, 2000
  • SCU Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2015

Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 5589312


Assessment in Physical Education (1)

Journal articles (2)

Sponsorship in women's surfing (2)