Dr Dillon Landi



Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2021 as a Lecturer in the School of Education. I received my PhD from the University of Auckland (Aotearoa New Zealand) and two postgraduate degrees (EdM and MA) from Columbia University (New York, USA). I held previous academic appointments at the University of Auckland and Towson University (Baltimore, USA) in the areas of education, health and kinesiology. I conduct research and teach modules related to Qualitative Research Methods, Health and Wellbeing, and Sociocultural Issues in Education.


Has expertise in:

    • Health Education (Personal and Social Education)
    • LGBTQ+ Studies
    • Research Methodology
    • Sexuality and Relationships Education
    • Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education

Prizes and awards

AIESEP Young Scholar Award
Lawrence F. Locke Graduate Student Research Award
Paper of the Year: Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

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Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Education | The University of Auckland (Aotearoa) 
  • Ed.M. in Curriculum & Teaching | Columbia University (USA)
  • M.A. in Physical Education | Columbia University (USA)
  • B.S. in Health & Physical Education | Campbell University (USA) 

University Experience

  • Lecturer | Strathclyde University (U.K.) | 2021-Present 
  • Assistant Professor | Towson University (USA) | 2018-2021
  • Teaching Fellow | The University of Auckland | 2015-2018



Fitness testing as a debated and contested PE-for-health practice
Alfrey Laura, Landi Dillon
Physical Education Pedagogies for Health (2022) (2022)
Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on college students
Wood Caroline I, Yu Zuojin, Sealy Diadrey-Anne, Moss Ian, Zugbuo-Wenzler Enia, McFadden Carrie, Landi Dillon, Brace Andrea M
Journal of American College Health (2022)
Physical education in the US : policy, curriculum and pedagogy
Landi Dillon, Walton-Fisette Jennifer L, Sutherland Sue
Critical Pedagogies in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health (2022) (2022)
Outside the box : LGTBQ-inclusive physical activity programs
Landi Dillon
Before- and After-School Physical Activity Programs Frameworks, Critical Issues, and Underserved Populations (2021) (2021)
Beyond the BEEPs : affect, FitnessGram®, and diverse youth
Safron Carrie, Landi Dillon
Sport, Education and Society (2021)
Social justice and SEL : case examples of promising practices
Ressler James D, Culp Brian, Landi Dillon, Bainbridge Jeff
Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Physical Education Applications in School and Community Settings (2021) (2021)

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Current Taught Modules:

  • Designing Educational Research*
  • Developing Effective Practice in Youth Health Promotion*
  • Frameworks for Understanding Learning
  • Health and Wellbeing: Policy, Practice and Pedagogy
  • Methods of Enquiry, Literature and Scholarship

*Denotes Module Leader

Previous Taught Modules:

  • Postgraduate
    • Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Research
    • Curriculum Theory in Education
    • Developing Research Proposals in Education
    • Education Studies Professional Values
    • Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
    • Research Design in Movement Science and Education
    • Social Theory in Health, Physical Activity and Education
    • Sociocultural Foundations of Education
  • Undergraduate
    • Assessment in Health Education and Physical Education
    • Curriculum Development
    • Introduction to Health Education and Physical Education
    • Mental Health Education Pedagogy
    • Policy and Politics in Education
    • Sexuality and Relationships Education Pedagogy
    • Social Research Methods
    • Sociology of Sport

Research interests

Dr Dillon Landi conducts research in health education, sex education and physical education. He also teaches modules in research methods and supervised postgraduate students in a range of areas related to health and wellbeing. He has published papers in prestigious journals in fields such as sociology of education, health and wellbeing, and research methods. Dr Landi has won several awards such as the AIESEP Young Scholar Award, the Paper of the Year Award from Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (Q1, Routledge), and the Lawrence F. Locke Graduate Student Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. He  serves on the Editorial Boards at Sport, Education and Society (Q1, Routledge) and Frontiers in Sports and Active Living.

Professional activities

Gender & Sexuality Diverse Young People in Health, Physical Activity and Education
Health & Wellbeing Education for and by Youth: Lessons Learned from LGBTQ+ Young People
Gender Inclusivity in Health and Physical Education
Sport, Education and Society (Journal)
Editorial board member
The University of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Research Affiliate
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Journal)
Editorial board member

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Analysing Data in Qualitative Inquiry: From Analysing to Writing Up your Research
Sims, Rebekah (Principal Investigator) Landi, Dillon (Co-investigator) Lamb, Cara (Post Grad Student)
This six-session, interactive seminar focusses on qualitative data analysis approaches. We take a hands-on approach to developing qualitative data analysis skills for doctoral students. Our seminar is funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences and the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities

Our learning objectives are:

1. To develop participants’ abilities to understand and discuss the goals, strengths and weaknesses of theoretical frameworks and research methods.
2. To increase participant familiarity with a variety of approaches, methods and analysis tools that are referred to as qualitative.
3. To learn how to write up a data analysis and results section to a qualitative research report.
17-Jan-2022 - 21-Jan-2022
Queer Youth Experiences in Schools in the USA
Landi, Dillon (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Queer Experiences in Health, Physical Activity and Education (NZ)
Landi, Dillon (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019

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