Back to Directory

Lana McCarthy

BSpt&Ex, GradDipTeach(Second), MSpt&Ex, PhD

Chair of Discipline (Secondary)

Faculty of Education

(07)5589 3139 ext 93139
[email protected]
Building C, Office C5.04, Southern Cross Drive Bilinga 4225, Gold Coast
Lana McCarthy


Orchid ID



Lana McCarthy is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education (PDHPE), in the Faculty of Education, located on the Gold Coast Campus. She has extensive experience teaching HPE at Secondary School and Tertiary levels in both New Zealand and Australia.


Her doctoral research focussed on team culture, leadership, and coaching approaches, and how captains and coaches constructed the culture within the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team. This was the first study of its kind conducted in NZ in relation to high-performance female sport, and her findings were published in a book titled, The Will to Win: New Zealand netball greats on team culture and leadership.

Lana is an avid sportswoman and is an accredited high-performance netball coach. Her research interests include physical education, coaching/teaching approaches and pedagogies, team culture, and leadership. 

Graduate School

Looking to further your studies with a research master's or doctorate?

View our higher degree by research options