Dr Kellie Burns
PhD(Otago), BSc(PhysEd)(St FX), MPhil(Dub)
Senior Lecturer, Health Education and Professional Practice
Research Progress Manager Division of Doctoral Studies
A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney
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Kellie's research interests include gender, sexuality, citizenship, sport and health. She conducted a large case study of the Sydney 2002 Gay Games, exploring the contested relationships between sport, sexualities, citizenship and the increasingly neoliberal mandates of large global sport and tourism events. She is currently involved in a series of research initiatives around HPV and sexual health knowledge in secondary and tertiary educational settings in both Australia and Canada.
She is interested in the production of schools as pseudo-clinical spaces to support health programs and/or outcomes, and the types of knowledge students and teachers have about sexuality and sexual health. She is also working on a project called Mediating Sexual Citizenship, which analyses the production and consumption of emergent sexual subjectivities across multiple media platforms.
Health and sport
- History and sociology of sport
Social structures, inequalities and social justice
- Gender relations and gender identity
- Sexuality and sexual identity
Keywords: gender/sexuality and sport, sexualities education, pedagogies of health and wellbeing, school as clinical setting, gender, sexual citizenship
- A qualitative study of school-based cervical cancer vaccination programs. Research grants awarded: Burns, K., & Russell, K (2010) Faculty Of Education and Social Work Program grant scheme ($20,372). Burns, K., Russell, K., Rail, G. & Fusco, C. (2012). A comparative study of school-based HPV/cervical cancer vaccination programs and HPV-related knowledge in Australia and Canada. International Program Development Fund, The University of Sydney ($6, 000).Bryson, M., Burns, K., Fusco, C., McDonald, M., Moola, F., Norman, M., Petherick, L., Polzer, J. & Russell, K.(2012). HPV Vaccination Discourses, Practices and Spaces: Affects and Effects on Youth's Bodies and Subjectivities. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($CN 273,360)
- A critical exploration of the ways in which sexual citizenship is mediated across heritage and new media. With Cristyn Davies.
- Peralta, L., O'Connor, D., Cotton, W., Bennie, A. & Burns, K. (2012). Increasing Indigenous students in higher education: Is participation in sport associated with academic achievement and higher education aspirations among Indigenous students? Funded by a University of Sydney Widening Participation Grant (2011)($20,900).
- Proctor, H. & Burns, K. (2013-2015). Making the healthy school student: the public school and the governance of public health in the twentieth century ($21,000)
Panel of Gender Experts for the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
Advisory Board Member for 'HPV.edu', a National Health and Medical Research Council funded project which is a collaboration between the Universities of Sydney, Adelaide, and Western Australia, and has the support of the Immunisation Section of the Communicable Diseases Control Branch in South Australia and Western Australia.
Awards and honours
Faculty of Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
- A qualitative study of school-based cervical cancer vaccination programs - Stage 2; Burns K; Department of Education and Training (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).
- A qualitative study of school-based cervical cancer vaccination programs; Russell K, Burns K; Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney /Research Grant.