Dr Amanda Mooney

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Health & Physical Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Master of Physical & Health Education (Distinction), Deakin University, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2013

Contact

amanda.mooney@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73285

Research interests

Amanda's research draws on qualitative methodologies to explore the ways in which cultural and societal factors shape identities, professional practice and pedagogies in Physical Education, Health Education and Sport. To date, much of this work has been largely centered on the role gender can play in these processes. Spanning various contexts including school-based Health and Physical Education, community sporting clubs and Physical Education Teacher Education settings this work seeks to promote more equitable, enjoyable and meaningful experiences for youth in physical education and sport.

Affiliations

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
Australian Association for Research in Education

Conferences

Mooney, A., & Hickey, C (2014).  ‘Knowing the rules of the game’: Rural sporting biographies and their influence on physical education pedagogy.  Presentation at Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)-New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, November 30 – December 4, 2014.

Mooney, A, & Hickey, C.  (2013).  “(Dis)empowered by what you see: Exploring the use of video-stimulated reflection to enhance physical education pedagogy and practice.  Paper presented at Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) 28th International Conference, Melbourne, November 27-29, 2013.


Mooney, A, & Hickey, C (2013).  ‘Pedagogy as text’: A lens to examine boys’ experiences of physical education with a female teacher in an all-boys’ school.  Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Conference, The Hilton, Adelaide, December 1-5, 2013.

Mooney, A, Casey, M, & Smyth, J 2011, You're no-one if youre not a netball girl: Rural and regional living adolescent girls negotiation of physically active identities through community sport, paper presented at Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 6-8, 2011.

Mooney, A, & Hickey, C 2011, 'Female physical educators in all boys' schools - opportunities for enhancing social interactions?', paper presented at 27th ACHPER International Conference Moving, Learning & Achieving, Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia, April 18-20, 2011.

Mooney, A 2011, 'Pushing boundaries: Challenging pre-service teacher perspectives in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)', Symposium Chair Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference Researching Across Boundaries, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, November 27 December 1, 2011.

Mooney, A, & Gullock, L 2011, 'Back to the future: Building future mentoring capacity in Physical Education Teacher Education students through an Assessment for Learning approach', Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference Researching Across Boundaries, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, November 27 December 1, 2011.

Mooney, A, & Hickey, C 2011, 'Negotiating gender boundaries: Tensions in developing a professional identity as a female physical educator in boys schools',Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference Researching Across Boundaries, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, November 27 December 1, 2011.

Mooney, A 2010, 'A Foucauldian perspective of rural adolescent girls physically active subjectivities', Researching in Rural and Regional Places: Methodologies and theoretical frameworks invitational symposium : Deakin University, June 10 2010.

Mooney, A, Eime, R, Payne, W 2010, 'Actively Disadvantaged: A Foucaldian perspective of rural adolescent girls participation in sport and physical activity', paper presented at Centres of Peripheries and Sport International Conference on Sports (Development of Women's sport: Separate but not equal), Malmo, Sweden, April 10-12. 2010.

Casey, M, Mooney, A, Payne, W, & Murphy, A 2010, 'Drama based health education; schools and agencies building student resilience through partnership', Australian Health Promotion Association 19th National Conference Walking the Talk Together: Partnerships for Health Promotion, Melbourne, Australia, 30 May 2 June. 2010.

Professional activities

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria - Board member

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria - Research and Education portfolio member

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria - Program Leaders committee member

Awards

Australian Learning and Teaching Council - Citation award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2011

University of Ballarat - Vice-Chancellor's Citations awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2009

Deakin University - Awarded the 'Dean's Prize' for scholarship and promise in research in the Master of Education Course 2005

Projects

Prain, V., Waldrip, B., Tytler, R., Deed, C., Myers, N., Blake, D., Muir, T., Farrelly, C., Mooney, A & Thomas, D. (2015-2018).  Improving regional low SES students’ learning and wellbeing, ARC Linkage Project.

Hickey, C., Harrison, L., Ollis, D & Mooney, A 2015, 'The Professionalisation of Australian Women's Cricket: New times and new opportunities', Australian Cricketer's Association & Cricket Australia

Ollis, D, Mooney, A, Hickey, C & Harrison, L 2013, 'Building respectful relationships in Australian Women's Cricket', Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation(CREFI), Deakin University

Publications

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2016

Power, regulation and physically active identities : the experiences of rural and regional living adolescent girls

Meghan Casey, Dr Amanda Mooney, John Smyth, Warren R. Payne

(2016), Vol. 28, pp. 1-20, Gender and education, London, Eng., C1

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Patterns of time use among regional and rural adolescent girls: Associations with correlates of physical activity and health-related quality of life

M Beth Casey, Dr Jack Harvey, A/Prof Amanda Telford, R M Eime, Dr Amanda Mooney, Warren R. Payne

(2016), pp. 1-5, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2014

Introduction: Contemporary developments in games teaching

Richard Light, Dr Amanda Mooney

(2014), pp. 1-12, Contemporary developments in games teaching, Abingdon, England, B1

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'Girls get going': using game sense to promote sport participation amongst adolescent girls in rural and regional contexts in Australia

Dr Amanda Mooney, Meghan Casey

(2014), pp. 103-117, Contemporary developments in games teaching, London, England, B1-1

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Where has class gone? The pervasiveness of class in girls' physical activity in a rural town

John Smyth, Dr Amanda Mooney, Meghan Casey

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 1-18, Sport, education and society, Oxon, England, C1-1

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Game sense as a model for delivering quality teaching in physical education

Richard Light, Christina Curry, Dr Amanda Mooney

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 67-81, Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, Abingdon, England, C1

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Effectiveness of a school-community linked program on physical activity levels and health-related quality of life for adolescent girls

Meghan Casey, Jack T. Harvey, Dr Amanda Telford, Miss Rochelle Maureen Eime, Dr Amanda Mooney, Warren R. Payne

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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2013

Back to the future : building mentoring capacity in physical education teacher education students : an 'assessment for learning' approach

Dr Amanda Mooney, Loris Gullock

(2013), pp. 85-98, Pedagogies for the future : leading quality learning and teaching in higher education, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

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Linking physical education with community sport and recreation : a program for adolescent girls

Meghan Casey, Dr Amanda Mooney, R M Eime, Jack T. Harvey, John Smyth, Dr Amanda Telford, Warren R. Payne

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 721-731, Health promotion practice, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

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2012

'You're no-one if you're not a netball girl' : rural and regional living adolescent girls' negotiation of physically active identities

Dr Amanda Mooney, Meghan Casey, John Smyth

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 19-37, Annals of leisure research, Oxon, England, C1-1

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Negotiating masculine hegemony : female physical educators in an all-boys’ school

Dr Amanda Mooney, Prof Chris Hickey

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 199-212, Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, Hindmarsh, S.A., C1

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2011

Female physical educators in all boys' schools - opportunities for enhancing social interactions?

Dr Amanda Mooney, Prof Chris Hickey

(2011), pp. 273-281, 27th ACHPER International Conference Edited Proceedings - 'Moving, Learning & Achieving', Hindmarsh, S. Aust., E1-1

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2007

Being a female PE teacher in an all-boys' school

Prof Chris Hickey, Dr Amanda Mooney

(2007), Vol. 54, pp. 11-15, ACHPER healthy lifestyles journal, Hindmarsh, S. Aust., C1

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2006

How did I get here? The experiences of female physical education teachers in all boys' schools

Dr Amanda Mooney, Prof Chris Hickey

(2006), pp. 43-43, ICHPER-SD 2006 : Abstract Proceedings for 1st Oceania International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD) Congress, Wellington, N. Z., E1-1

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