Ros has been involved in the teaching profession for over forty years and was originally a Health and Physical Education teacher in Brisbane and Gold Coast secondary and primary schools then lectured in this area at Griffith University (Gold Coast campus). Ros was then appointed the position as Director, Professional Experience Office at Griffith University where she was responsible for the strategic direction and management of all School of Education programs receiving various awards and teaching citations. Ros moved to Southern Cross University in 2013 and was the primary Unit Assessor and lecturer for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education units at Lismore and Gold Coast campuses significantly improving both unit and student satisfaction scores..
Ros has a strong interest in the promotion and encouragement of girls and women in sport especially surfing. Her interest in the sponsorship issues for female surfers lead her to undertake research in the area for her PhD. Research interests also include physical education assessment and technology, improving general primary preservice teacher’s confidence in teaching physical education, equity issues in women’s surfing.
Ros is currently retired but is an adjunct lecturer and working part time at SCU as a Unit Assessor for PDHPE units and Professional Experience University Supervisor.