Rob Gambolati

Lecturer
Community Development
Location: Building 183, Room 2104

Qualifications

BSc Roanoke

Professional memberships

Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ)

Profile

Rob came to Unitec in 2006 after spending three years teaching Health and Physical Education at Mangere College in South Auckland.  Before moving to New Zealand in 2002 he was teaching physical education at WE Cundiff Elementary School in Vinton, Virginia. 

Currently Rob is lecturing across Coaching and Physical Education courses in the BSpt programme.  In semester one he lectures Level 5 Introduction to Coaching Sport and a Level 2 Sport Leadership course in conjunction with the Village Sports Academy (VSA).  In Semester two he lectures Level 6 Coaching Pedagogy and Level 7 Physical Education Practice.

Working closely with local primary and secondary schools is an important part of Rob's job as it provides opportunities for students to experience physical education as it is happening in schools.  Being a member of Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) also keeps Rob up to date on what is happening with physical education throughout New Zealand. Rob is currently studying at Masters level in Education.

Rob is very interested in helping people grow and learn as they prepare for a future teaching in schools.  Outside of Unitec Rob stays busy with his three children, recreational running, and participating in any physical activity opportunities available.

Publications

Gambolati, R. (2016). How to play when you don't know all the rules. Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3674

Gambolati, R. (2014). How do we best provide our athletes with valuable play/practice opportunities: minding the gap between informal and formal play and practice. Auckland Football Federation - The Football Conference.

Emerson, S., and Gambolati, R. (2013). Barbed Wire of Coach Leadership. August, Auckland.

Hewetson, A., Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and McKay, A. (2013). Sport NZ Growing Coaches Workshop. Regional Sport Trust Staff. .

Hewetson, A., Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and McKay, A. (2013). Sport NZ Growing Coaches Facilitators Workshop Series. Gisborne, Nelson.

Hewetson, A., and Gambolati, R. (2013). Coaching Pedagogy and Skill Acquisition. Sport Bay of Plenty Go For It Presentation. Tauranga.

McKay, A., and Gambolati, R. (2013). Teaching Games for Understanding. Sport Bay of Plenty Go For It Presentation. Rotorua.

Hewetson, R., Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and McKay, A. (2012). Hewetson, A., Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and McKay, A. (2012). Sport NZ Growing Coaches Facilitators Workshop Series. September - November 2012, Auckland, Invercargill, New Plymouth.

Hewetson, A., Emerson, S., and Gambolati, R. (2012). (2012). Sport NZ Growing Coaches. Physical Education New Zealand Conference, Rotorua.

McKay, A., and Gambolati, R. (2012). Connecting to the NZ Curriculum. Sport Bay of Plenty Go For It Presentation. Rotorua.

McKay, A., and Gambolati, R. (2011). Understanding the NZ Curriculum. Sport Bay of Plenty Go For It Presentation. Tauranga.

Hewetson, A., and Gambolati, R. (2010). Can We Play a Game Now? Sport Waitakere New Skills for Coaches Workshop. Auckland.

Hewetson, A., Gambolati, R., and Lynch, C. (2010). Coach Development Workshop. Muriwai Surf Club, Aucklan.

Hewetson, A., and Gambolati, R. (2010). Acquiring the Necessary Skills. Sport Waitakere New Skills for Coaches Workshop. Auckland.

Till, J., Emerson, S., and Gambolati, R. (2009). Unitec Active Tools Workshop. Thinking Bodies, Moving Minds: Physical Education NZ National Conference.

Emerson, S., Till, J., and Gambolati, R. (2009). SPARC Growing Leaders Facilitators Workshop. Thinking Bodies, Moving Minds: Physical Education NZ National Conference.

Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and Till, J. (2009). Growing primary school leaders. Forum for primary school teachers, Nelson.

Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and Stewart, L. (2008). Growing leaders. Physical Education New Zealand Conference.

Emerson, S., and Gambolati, R. (2007). Coaching with a passion in hockey. Seminar for Hockey New Zealand.

Emerson, S., and Gambolati, R. (2007). Coaching with a passion in netball. Seminar for Auckland Netball.

Emerson, S., Gambolati, R., and Garea, D. (2007). Coaching with a passion in surf lifesaving. Surf Lifesaving Conference.