Earle Abrahamson
(KDHSL 1988)

Earle Abrahamson is an internationally published author, therapist, psychologist, educator and teaching fellow. After matriculating from KDHSL, Earle studied for a sports science degree, then went on to complete an honours degree in clinical psychology and a masters in sport psychology, all these degrees were completed at Wits University. He had a successful lectureship at Wits University, before relocating to the United Kingdom in 2001. He is a senior lecturer in sports therapy at the University of East London.

Internationally, he has presented his work on teaching and learning practices, reasoning development, feedback and assessment, sports rehabilitation and sport psychology at major conferences, conventions and workshops. Earle is enrolled on a doctorate programme looking at the pedagogy of civic engagement.

He co-chairs The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), multinational teaching fellows’ interest group. He chairs the UK National Massage Therapy Institution, is an elected member to the professional subject board for Massage on the CNHC (The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and Vice Chair of the GCMT (The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies).

During 2012 he was part of the medical team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He recently won the Turnitin Global innovation award for student engagement for the UK. He has been honoured and received numerous awards for both his teaching (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) and professional practice.
Earle is married to Emma and they have two sons Benjamin and Oliver. Earle recalls the wonderful days of his educational experience at King David. He was inspired by a number of teachers, but the one that stands out most in his memory was Ronnie Mink, who encouraged him to purse his dreams and impact positively on the lives of others. For Earle, the King David experience was not only about learning to do things better, but more importantly doing better things.