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Personal profile


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

Arthur Lindsay Hassett

Heenan, T., Jun 2020, Australian Dictionary of Biography. Acton ACT Australia: The Australian National University, p. online 1 p. (Australian Dictionary of Biography).

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

Crossing football's colour line

Heenan, T., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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

Sport, Politics & Robber Barons: How and Why Melbourne Became the 'World's Sporting Capital

Heenan, T., 2018, Verso Books/Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther


Best Business History Paper: Academy of Management Proceedings

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 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

The return of football and Covid-19

Thomas Heenan


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Crypto Group Makes a Move for Perth's A-League Soccer Club

Thomas Heenan


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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