RESEARCH

 

I am an Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. I am passionate about improving health and wellbeing for people of all ages, particularly in the area of body image, mental health and wellbeing. I have experience in intervention and evaluation research with children, adolescents, and adults.

 

 

 

Funding

Empowering mums to embody and model body confidence to free the next generation from the limitations of appearance concerns

Developing and testing a cognitive dissonance program to improve body image and prevent sports supplement use in adolescent boys

Embrace

Evaluating the impact of the film 'Embrace' to improve body image 

Fitness testing

Ensuring that school fitness testing enhances physical and psychological health among young people in schools

CURRENT PROJECTS 

Jody Forbes

Evaluating the Dove Confident Me program among Australian school girls, and the Raising Confident Girls program with their mothers.

 CURRENT RESEARCH STUDENTS

Siobhan O'Brien

The Reading Well: enhancing body image, resilience, and self esteem through developmental bibliotherapy and at-home reading.

COLLABORATORS

EXPERTISE

Body Image

Men, women, mothers, and children

Health Education and Health Promotion 

In schools, in universities

Teacher Education

Pre-service, and in-service 

Intervention and Evaluation research 

Innovation and Design Thinking

EDUCATION

2011 

La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning 

2004-2007

Sydney University 

PhD (Health Education)

2000-2004

University of Wollongong

Bachelor or Education (Health and Physical Education)

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