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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 Education and Wellbeing, and Sociology of Health and Education. I have a particular interests in equity, diversity and inclusion (e.g., LGBTQIA+, race, gender). 

Research Interests

Dr Dillon Landi is a sociologist of education and health. Dr Landi's research draws on new and innovative qualitative methods to explore issues of equity and diversity within different communities and school-based health settings. He has won several awards including 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 currently serves on the Editorial Boards at Sport, Education and Society (Q1, Routledge) and Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. He also conducts peer reviews for 20+ journals related to sociology of health, education, physical activity, and research methods. Dr Landi places an emphasis on doing work that makes impact within communities and schools. He was a co-writer for SHAPE America's National Position Statement on Sex Education where he led the effort on writing two new sections around inclusivity as well as the role of education in health. Further, his research has been cited by two national policy documents in Aotearoa New Zealand, a government report in Australia, as well as the Position Statement on Comprehensive and Inclusive Sexuality Education by the National Association of School Psychologists (USA-based). Lastly, Dr Landi is currently writing papers and chapters related to qualitative research methods in health, wellbeing, and education. 

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Sociology of Education and Health
  • Health and Wellbeing Education

Teaching Interests

Dr Landi primarily teaches on modules related to research methods and design, advanced qualitative research methods, health and wellbeing, as well as the social and philosophical foundations of education and health. He also has given several lectures in policy related to international studies and equity. Overall, Dr Landi has taught on over 20 different modules related to health, education, sociology and research methods at four different universities (Teachers College-Columbia University, The University of Auckland, Towson University, The University of Strathclyde).

Academic / Professional qualifications

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 Education & 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
  • Tutor | Teachers College, Columbia University | 2012-2014


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • Qualitative Research
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Education
  • Sex Education
  • LGBT
  • Sociology of Education
  • Physical Education
  • Sociology of Health
  • Gender and Sexuality


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