Pedagogy and Socio-cultural Studies research focuses on developing theory and methodologies to inform and achieve evidence-based policy and practice in areas including Health and Physical Education (HPE) curricula, government agendas, community and sporting organisations, and theories of pedagogy.

Our researchers in HPE and broader fields of education attract international interest related to HPE curriculum, pedagogy and policy, education commercialisation, as well as informing government agendas. Their work also includes research into HPE teacher education and the meaning of physical activity in the lives of young people.

Sport history research focuses on philosophical, digital and Indigenous history, and history as represented through material culture including film, monuments, memorials, and photographs.

Sociological and cultural studies of sport explore the role of bodies and culture in relation to our sporting and physically active lives, with a focus on diversity and inclusion in relation to sex/gender, sexuality and indigeneity, and spaces such as schools, media, industry, and nature

 

Current and funded research projects

Title

Investigators

Funding Scheme

Duration

The digitisation of school health and physical education

Michael Gard,

Deborah Lupton,

Deana Leahy,

Carolyn Pluim

ARC Discovery Project

2015-2019

Sport, Stories and Survival: Reframing Indigenous Sport History

Gary Osmond

ARC Future Fellowship

2017-2021

The History of Basketball Queensland

Murray Phillips

Stephen Townsend

 

Basketball Queensland

2018-2019

Healthy transition navigators: Fostering students' learning and wellbeing to promote positive post- secondary transitions into higher education learning environments

Louise McCuaig,

Doune Macdonald, Eimear Enright,

Michalis Stylianou, Anna Hogan,

Michael Gard,

Nicola Burton,

Sjaan Gomersall,

Michael Leveritt,

Sue Monsen

Queensland Department of Education, Education Horizon

2018-2020

A sustainable strategy for improving school physical activity practices

 

Michalis Stylianou, Leon Straker,

N. Schranz

Sjaan Gomersall

M. Rosenberg

 

Healthway Project led by Curtin University

2018-2020

Commercial Activity in Pacific Education

Anna Hogan

Greg Thompson

Bob Lingard

Mesake Dakuidreketi

Education International

2019

Understanding ecological sensibilities in recreational lifestyle sport

Rebecca Olive

ARC DECRA

2019-2022

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Centre for Sport and Society