Dr Nikki Wedgwood

BA (Hons), PhD
Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences Student Disability Liaison Officer Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Coordinator

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Nikki Wedgwood, PhD, is a lecturerin Behavioural and Social Sciencesin Healthat the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her past research includes a three-year study on the gendered embodiment of schoolgirls, schoolboys and adult women who play Australian Rules football.More recent research has focused on the role of sports participation in the lives of young people with physical impairments.

Research interests

Disability, sport, gender, embodiment and life history research.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching in the following units:

  • HSBH1007- Health Sciences Research and Research Methods
  • HSBH1008 - Health Determinants and Interventions
  • BACH5341 - Research & Inquiry in Health Professions

Coordinator of the following units:

  • BHSC4005 - Honours Thesis A
  • HSBH3017 - Disability, Sport and Social Inclusion

Committee Memberships:

  • Disability Action Plan Working Group

Current projects

Nikki's current research interests include how young people with impairments meet the developmental challenges of adolescence and emerging adulthood, including the consolidation of identity, peer acceptance and increasing autonomy from family.

Selected grants

2011

  • Disability and ability: how young people with impairments make the transition to adulthood; Wedgwood N, Shuttleworth R, Llewellyn G, Shuttleworth R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Achieving better health outcomes for youth with chronic health conditions: A pan disciplinary approach; Schneider J, Llewellyn G, Honey A, Mayes R, Wedgwood N; Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). Can anybody play? An introduction to the sociology of sport and disability. In S. Georgakis and K. Russell (Eds.), Youth Sport in Australia, (pp. 97-114). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Honey, A., Llewellyn, G., Schneider, J., Wedgwood, N. (2009). Approaching adulthood with a chronic health condition: Professional's and young people's perspectives. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 177-188). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Llewellyn, G., Wedgwood, N. (2007). What do mothers want? Why mothers of children with disabilities send their children to mainstream early childhood settings. In Alexandra M Columbus (Eds.), Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 49, (pp. 107-135). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). Robert W. Connells: Theorie der Männlichkeit und ihre Entstehungsgeschichte. [Connell's theory of masculinity: A brief life history.]. In B. Kortendiek & A. S. Münst (Eds.), Lebenswerke: Porträts der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, (pp. 216-239). Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich.
  • Wedgwood, N., Connell, R. (2004). Männlichkeitsforschung: Männer und Männlichkeiten im internationalen Forschungskontext. In Ruth Becker and Beate Kortendiek (Eds.), Handbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung: Theorie, Methoden, Empirie, (pp. 112-121). Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2003). Aussie rules! Schoolboy football and masculine embodiment. In Stephen Tomsen & Mike Donaldson (Eds.), Male Trouble: Looking at Australian masculinities, (pp. 180-199). Australia: Pluto Press.

Journals

  • Wedgwood, N. (2014). Hahn versus Guttmann: revisiting 'Sports and the Political Movement of Disabled Persons'. Disability and Society, 29(1), 129-142. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N., Smith, L., Shuttleworth, R., Llewellyn, G. (2013). An Eye Opening Experience: A Critical Turning Point in the Life of a Young Woman with a Severe Visual Impairment. Journal of Social Inclusion, 4(1), 5-23.
  • O'Dea, S., Shuttleworth, R., Wedgwood, N. (2012). Disability, Doctors and Sexuality: Do Healthcare Providers Influence the Sexual Wellbeing of People Living with a Neuromuscular Disorder? Sexuality and Disability: a journal devoted to the psychological and medical aspects of sexuality in rehabilitation and community settings, 30, 171-185. [More Information]
  • Shuttleworth, R., Wedgwood, N., Wilson, N. (2012). The Dilemma of Disabled Masculinity. Men and Masculinities, 15(2), 174-194. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). A Person with Abilities: The Transition to Adulthood of a Young Woman with a Severe Physical Impairment. Young: Nordic journal of youth research, 19(4), 435-454. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N. (2009). Connell's theory of masculinity - its origins and influences on the study of gender. Journal of Gender Studies, 18(4), 329-339. [More Information]
  • Grace, R., Llewellyn, G., Wedgwood, N., Fenech, M., McConnell, D. (2008). Far from Ideal: Everyday experiences of mothers and early childhood professionals negotiating an inclusive early childhood experience in the Australian context. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 28(1), 18-30.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2008). For the Love of Football: Australian Rules Football and heterosexual desire. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(3), 311-317.
  • Schneider, J., Wedgwood, N., Llewellyn, G., McConnell, D. (2006). Families challenged by and accommodating to the adolescent years. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50(12), 926-936.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). Doin' It for Themselves! A Case Study of the Development of a Women's Australian Rules football Competition. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 22(3), 396-414.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). Just one of the boys? A life history case study of a male physical education teacher. Gender and Education, 17(2), 189-201.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). We Have Contact! A Comparative Analysis of the Development of a Schoolgirl Australian Rules Football Competition with a Women's League. Football Studies, 8(2), 31-50.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2004). Kicking Like A Boy: Schoolgirl Australian Rules Football And Bi-Gendered Female Embodiment. Sociology of Sport Journal, 21(2), 140-162.

Report

  • Wedgwood, N., Llewellyn, G., Honey, A., Schneider, J. (2008). The transition of adolescents with chronic health conditions from paediatric to adult services.

2014

  • Wedgwood, N. (2014). Hahn versus Guttmann: revisiting 'Sports and the Political Movement of Disabled Persons'. Disability and Society, 29(1), 129-142. [More Information]

2013

  • Wedgwood, N., Smith, L., Shuttleworth, R., Llewellyn, G. (2013). An Eye Opening Experience: A Critical Turning Point in the Life of a Young Woman with a Severe Visual Impairment. Journal of Social Inclusion, 4(1), 5-23.

2012

  • O'Dea, S., Shuttleworth, R., Wedgwood, N. (2012). Disability, Doctors and Sexuality: Do Healthcare Providers Influence the Sexual Wellbeing of People Living with a Neuromuscular Disorder? Sexuality and Disability: a journal devoted to the psychological and medical aspects of sexuality in rehabilitation and community settings, 30, 171-185. [More Information]
  • Shuttleworth, R., Wedgwood, N., Wilson, N. (2012). The Dilemma of Disabled Masculinity. Men and Masculinities, 15(2), 174-194. [More Information]

2011

  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). A Person with Abilities: The Transition to Adulthood of a Young Woman with a Severe Physical Impairment. Young: Nordic journal of youth research, 19(4), 435-454. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). Can anybody play? An introduction to the sociology of sport and disability. In S. Georgakis and K. Russell (Eds.), Youth Sport in Australia, (pp. 97-114). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2009

  • Honey, A., Llewellyn, G., Schneider, J., Wedgwood, N. (2009). Approaching adulthood with a chronic health condition: Professional's and young people's perspectives. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 177-188). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2009). Connell's theory of masculinity - its origins and influences on the study of gender. Journal of Gender Studies, 18(4), 329-339. [More Information]

2008

  • Grace, R., Llewellyn, G., Wedgwood, N., Fenech, M., McConnell, D. (2008). Far from Ideal: Everyday experiences of mothers and early childhood professionals negotiating an inclusive early childhood experience in the Australian context. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 28(1), 18-30.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2008). For the Love of Football: Australian Rules Football and heterosexual desire. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(3), 311-317.
  • Wedgwood, N., Llewellyn, G., Honey, A., Schneider, J. (2008). The transition of adolescents with chronic health conditions from paediatric to adult services.

2007

  • Llewellyn, G., Wedgwood, N. (2007). What do mothers want? Why mothers of children with disabilities send their children to mainstream early childhood settings. In Alexandra M Columbus (Eds.), Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 49, (pp. 107-135). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

2006

  • Schneider, J., Wedgwood, N., Llewellyn, G., McConnell, D. (2006). Families challenged by and accommodating to the adolescent years. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50(12), 926-936.

2005

  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). Doin' It for Themselves! A Case Study of the Development of a Women's Australian Rules football Competition. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 22(3), 396-414.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). Just one of the boys? A life history case study of a male physical education teacher. Gender and Education, 17(2), 189-201.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). Robert W. Connells: Theorie der Männlichkeit und ihre Entstehungsgeschichte. [Connell's theory of masculinity: A brief life history.]. In B. Kortendiek & A. S. Münst (Eds.), Lebenswerke: Porträts der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, (pp. 216-239). Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2005). We Have Contact! A Comparative Analysis of the Development of a Schoolgirl Australian Rules Football Competition with a Women's League. Football Studies, 8(2), 31-50.

2004

  • Wedgwood, N. (2004). Kicking Like A Boy: Schoolgirl Australian Rules Football And Bi-Gendered Female Embodiment. Sociology of Sport Journal, 21(2), 140-162.
  • Wedgwood, N., Connell, R. (2004). Männlichkeitsforschung: Männer und Männlichkeiten im internationalen Forschungskontext. In Ruth Becker and Beate Kortendiek (Eds.), Handbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung: Theorie, Methoden, Empirie, (pp. 112-121). Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

2003

  • Wedgwood, N. (2003). Aussie rules! Schoolboy football and masculine embodiment. In Stephen Tomsen & Mike Donaldson (Eds.), Male Trouble: Looking at Australian masculinities, (pp. 180-199). Australia: Pluto Press.

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