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Dr Louise Mathews-Freeman

Position: Lecturer
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Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272521 +61 3 52272521



Dr Louise Mathews-Freeman has extensive experience in the field of health and physical education, health promotion, and the implementation and evaluation of large-scale obesity prevention projects in early childhood, primary and secondary schools conducted across the Barwon-South Western region of Victoria [2005-2010]. In terms of research Louise has gained considerable experience in project management, coordination of data collection and in the analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data for reports to the Department of Health (Victoria & Commonwealth) and National Health and Medical Research Council and has published a number of Implementation reports and publications related to the above-mentioned obesity prevention projects. She has also completed a PhD (2011), been involved in grants, three book reviews, one book chapter (in press), 1 lead paper and 3 co-authored peer reviewed papers published (2007 – 2012) and 15 [HREC: A6] technical project reports (2009) with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), 2002
  • Master of Education, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2011


Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
Australian Association for Research in Education[AARE]
Victorian Institute of Teaching [VIT]

Professional activities

Board of Directors - Leisure Networks
Coordinator of the Global Experience Program to Dali, China 2011
Course selection officer for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) [Geelong]


Teaching Interests

Teach health and physical education units within the Bachelor of
Education(Primary) and Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) degrees


Awards and prizes

Vice Chancellor's (Academic) Commendation for Excellence in
Faculty of Arts and Education 'Teacher of the Month' December, 2011.


Research interests

Physical education, health education, health promotion

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