Dr Nikki Wedgwood

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

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
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.

Themes

Disability and Mental Health

Selected grants

2017

  • Wassup? Embedded Mental Health Education; Wedgwood N, Fuller N, Burns J, Bonati M, Shaw T, Amon K; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Disability Awareness and Inclusivity (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); Bonati M, Spandagou I, Evans D, Little C, Spencer M, Goggin G, Hickey-Moody A, Stancliffe R, Villeneuve M, Wedgwood N, O'Brien P, Gadow F, MacDonald J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

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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Edited Books

  • Hess, R., Wedgwood, N. (2011). Women, Football and History. Hawthorne, Australia: Maribyrnong Press.

Book Chapters

  • Smith, L., Wedgwood, N., Shuttleworth, R., Llewellyn, G. (2017). Youth and masculinity in rural and regional Australia: Beer, 4WDs and home. In Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson (Eds.), Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging, (pp. 127-140). UK: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N. (2014). "My biggest disability is I'm a male!" The role of sport in negotiating the dilemma of disabled masculinity. In Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality, (pp. 189-197). London: Routledge.
  • 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 Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (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

  • Smith, L., Wedgwood, N., Llewellyn, G., Shuttleworth, R. (2015). Sport in the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities: negotiating disability, identity and belonging. Journal of Sport for Development, 3(5), 61-70.
  • 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, 30(2), 171-185. [More Information]
  • Light, R., Wedgwood, N. (2012). Revisiting 'Sport and the maintenance of masculine hegemony'. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 3(3), 181-183. [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. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N. (2008). For the Love of Football: Australian Rules Football and heterosexual desire. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(3), 311-317. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Wedgwood, N. (1997). 'Spewin', Mate!' - A Day at the Cricket. Social Alternatives, 16(3), 26-30.
  • Wedgwood, N. (1996). 'Court in the Act': The Informal Reproduction of Male Power in Pennant Squash. Sporting Traditions, 13(1), 43-59.

Edited Journals

  • Light, R., Wedgwood, N. (2012). Women in Sport. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 3(3).
  • Wedgwood, N., Hess, R. (2005). Women and Australian Rules football. Football Studies, 8(2).

Conferences

  • Wedgwood, N. (2017). Sport and intellectual disability [keynote speech]. Intellectually Disabled People in Asia Conference 2017, Macau, S.A.R. China.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2013). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. 2013 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, Hawaii, USA: Center on Disability Studies.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2012). 'My biggest disability is I'm a male!' The role of sport in negotiating the dilemma of disabled masculinity. Disability Sport Conference 2012, Coventry, UK.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2012). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. National Youth Disability Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. Disability Studies: Every Body In, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. Society for Disability Studies Conference 2011, San Jose, California, USA.

Report

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

Other

  • Wedgwood, N. (2013), Reading the Game: An annotated guide to the literature and films of Australian Rules Football.

2017

  • Wedgwood, N. (2017). Sport and intellectual disability [keynote speech]. Intellectually Disabled People in Asia Conference 2017, Macau, S.A.R. China.
  • Smith, L., Wedgwood, N., Shuttleworth, R., Llewellyn, G. (2017). Youth and masculinity in rural and regional Australia: Beer, 4WDs and home. In Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson (Eds.), Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging, (pp. 127-140). UK: Routledge. [More Information]

2015

  • Smith, L., Wedgwood, N., Llewellyn, G., Shuttleworth, R. (2015). Sport in the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities: negotiating disability, identity and belonging. Journal of Sport for Development, 3(5), 61-70.

2014

  • Wedgwood, N. (2014). "My biggest disability is I'm a male!" The role of sport in negotiating the dilemma of disabled masculinity. In Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality, (pp. 189-197). London: Routledge.
  • 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. (2013). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. 2013 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, Hawaii, USA: Center on Disability Studies.
  • 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.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2013), Reading the Game: An annotated guide to the literature and films of Australian Rules Football.

2012

  • Wedgwood, N. (2012). 'My biggest disability is I'm a male!' The role of sport in negotiating the dilemma of disabled masculinity. Disability Sport Conference 2012, Coventry, UK.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2012). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. National Youth Disability Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 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, 30(2), 171-185. [More Information]
  • Light, R., Wedgwood, N. (2012). Revisiting 'Sport and the maintenance of masculine hegemony'. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 3(3), 181-183. [More Information]
  • Shuttleworth, R., Wedgwood, N., Wilson, N. (2012). The Dilemma of Disabled Masculinity. Men and Masculinities, 15(2), 174-194. [More Information]
  • Light, R., Wedgwood, N. (2012). Women in Sport. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 3(3).

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). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. Disability Studies: Every Body In, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Wedgwood, N. (2011). A person with abilities: The transition to adulthood of a young woman with a severe physical impairment. Society for Disability Studies Conference 2011, San Jose, California, USA.
  • 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.
  • Hess, R., Wedgwood, N. (2011). Women, Football and History. Hawthorne, Australia: Maribyrnong 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 Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (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. [More Information]
  • Wedgwood, N. (2008). For the Love of Football: Australian Rules Football and heterosexual desire. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(3), 311-317. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

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. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Wedgwood, N., Hess, R. (2005). Women and Australian Rules football. Football Studies, 8(2).

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.

1997

  • Wedgwood, N. (1997). 'Spewin', Mate!' - A Day at the Cricket. Social Alternatives, 16(3), 26-30.

1996

  • Wedgwood, N. (1996). 'Court in the Act': The Informal Reproduction of Male Power in Pennant Squash. Sporting Traditions, 13(1), 43-59.

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