Health and physical education and development

Research in these fields investigates the implementation of school-based health promotion, physical activity, nutrition education and obesity prevention programs. Key topics include school and community based health promotion interventions, obesity prevention, physical activity promotion and health status among primary and secondary school students, children, adolescents, undergraduate teachers and practising teachers.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr Steve Georgakis Senior lecturer of pedagogy and sports studies
Associate Professor Donna O'Connor Associate Professor, Coach Education and PDHPE; Program Director (HMHE); Coordinator, BEd (HMHE) Honours, and MEd (Coach Education)
Keywords: coaching effectiveness, athlete development, youth sport coaching, coach learning, high performance sport
Professor Jennifer O'Dea Professor, Health Education and Nutrition Education; Faculty Ethics Coordinator; Coordinator, Youth, Sport and Health Research Network; Board Member, Charles Perkins Centre formerly known as the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease CODCD; University Human Ethics Committee Member; Honorary Professor
Dr Louisa Peralta Faculty Ethics Reviewer; Lecturer in Physical Education and Professional Practice; First Year Experience and Social Inclusion Academic Coordinator
Keywords: Pedagogies in physical education, physical activity, health promotion, fundamental movement skills, school-based programs