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Tom believes that learning should be informative and a fun experience. He likes nothing more than taking students on the road. His students sample life in Outback New South Wales. He introduces them to the mining community around Broken Hill, and the endless expanses of Eldee Station and the Mundi Mundi Plain. They ride camels, visit the ghost town of Silverton and meet the indigenous custodians at Lake Mungo National Park. Students explore this and other Australian places and issues as part of Tom's Australian Idols: Exploring Contemporary Australia unit.

Tom also coordinates the Centre's undergraduate teaching program. As well as Australian Idols, he teaches across the Centre's sports units - Sport and Australian Society, A World of Sport and Australian Sports Writing - and the international relations unit, Australia in a Globalizing World.

Research Output 2003 2019

Steele, Raymond Charles (Ray) (1917-1993)

Heenan, T. F., 2019, Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOther

Open Access

Raymond Charles Steele

Heenan, T. F., 2018, 1 p.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Mary van Kleeck, Taylorism and the Rule of Knowledge

Heenan, T. & Nyland, C., 13 Dec 2017, Academy of Management Proceedings. New York USA: Academy of Management, 26 p. (Management History).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

The ball may be round but football is becoming increasingly Arabic: Oil money and the rise of the new football order

Thani, S. & Heenan, T., 10 Nov 2017, In : Soccer and Society. 18, 7, p. 1012-1026 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The UAE: A Disneyland in the desert

Heenan, T. F. & Thani, S. M. M. T., 2017, Tourism in the Arab World: An Industry Perspective. Almuhrzi, H., Alriyami, H. & Scott, N. (eds.). 1st ed. Bristol UK: Channel View Publications, Vol. 78. p. 104-117 14 p. (Aspects of Tourism; vol. 78).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


Best Business History Paper: Academy of Management Proceedings

Thomas Heenan (Recipient) & Christopher Nyland (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Contribution to conference

New News Media 2015

Thomas Heenan (Organiser)
10 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Why Serena Williams was completely right

Thomas Heenan


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

AFL & NRL rule changes

Thomas Heenan


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Don't be fooled. Australian sport is in disarray

Thomas Heenan


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The key reason AFL are buying into other sporting pursuits

Thomas Heenan


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment