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.
Evaluating the impact of the film 'Embrace' to improve body image
Ensuring that school fitness testing enhances physical and psychological health among young people in schools
Evaluating the Dove Confident Me program among Australian school girls, and the Raising Confident Girls program with their mothers.
CURRENT RESEARCH STUDENTS
The Reading Well: enhancing body image, resilience, and self esteem through developmental bibliotherapy and at-home reading.
Men, women, mothers, and children
Health Education and Health Promotion
In schools, in universities
Pre-service, and in-service
Intervention and Evaluation research
Innovation and Design Thinking
La Trobe University
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
PhD (Health Education)
University of Wollongong
Bachelor or Education (Health and Physical Education)