Lindy (Melinda) Hall

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Exercise & Sport Science
Location: Mt Helen Campus, Room P332
Phone: 5327 9693


Master of Exercise Rehabilitation – Federation University – 2016

Graduate Diploma Exercise Rehabilitation – University of Ballarat – 2001

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) – University of Ballarat – 1999

Cert IV Training & Assessment

Teaching areas


  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science


  • Introduction to Exercise Science Workplace Learning (HMPRC2170)
  • Exercise Science Workplace Readiness (HMPRC3170)
  • Inclusion Through Physical Activity (EXSCI2176)


Lindy is an allied health professional working in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, exercise and sport science discipline. Lindy joined Federation University in 2011 as a sessional academic before being appointed as ongoing in 2012 as the work integrated learning academic for exercise and sport science students. Previous to Federation University, Lindy worked at St John of God Healthcare, Ballarat as an Allied Health Assistant and the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre as the health club manager. Lindy is a current member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), both as an accredited exercise physiologist and accredited exercise scientist. Lindy is actively involved in the scholarship of learning and teaching, ensuring students have meaningful opportunities to put their theoretical content learnt in the classroom into a practical setting.

Areas of expertise

Lindy has been able to combine her extensive industry experience with her academic work by focusing on the scholarship of learning and teaching, with a particular focus on work integrated learning. Lindy has presented at three international World Association of Cooperative Education (WCE) conferences, two national Australian Collaborate Education Network (ACEN) conferences and has been awarded a Vice Chancellors Award (Citation) for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Lindy continues to actively research within the work integrated learning space.

Lindy’s research in work integrated learning for undergraduate students has led to several key areas of interest and expertise. Lindy’s research in simulated learning follows the student journey and the supervisor / industry journey to identify the similarities and differences of experiences. In particular, focusing on where simulation is best suited in an undergraduate program and the advantages and disadvantages of simulation from an industry perspective.

Lindy has also researched employability skills, both in terms of obtaining key skills from work integrated learning experiences from an exercise and sport science student and the integration of key competencies of the sport management industry through the lens of supervisors.

Research interests

  • Simulated learning and student engagement
  • Scholarship of learning & teaching in exercise and sport science
  • Implications of work integrated learning on graduate employability skills
  • Competencies in sport management


Past honours student:

Megan Hekkema (FedUni)– “Sport Management Competencies in Australia – A Pilot Study” (2023)


Book chapters

Caldwell, S & Hall, M. (2019). Education and training in human movement programmes: Stakeholder perspectives. In S. Loo (Ed.), Multiple dimensions of teaching and learning for occupational practice. Abingdon: Routledge.

Refereed journal articles

Hekkema, M.C., Hall, M., & Pascoe, D.A. (2023). A snapshot of sport management courses in Australia. Sport Management Education Journal, (1(aop). 1-7.

Hall, M., Pascoe, D., & Charity, M. (2017). The impact of work-integrated learning experiences on attaining graduate attributes for exercise and sport science students. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 18(2), 101-113.

Refereed conference proceedings

Hall, M., Pascoe, D., & Charity, M. (2017). Career direction or re-direction – The impact of work-integrated learning on exercise & sports science students. Paper presented at the 20th World Council and Assembly on Cooperative Education (WACE) Work Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)