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A/Prof. Amanda Mooney

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Office of the Exec Dean A&E

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

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

Biography

Following nearly ten years teaching Health and Physical Education in schools,  Amanda has been a teacher educator and researcher since 2007.  Amanda is involved in initial teacher education and learning and teaching in Higher Education with an interest in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment.  During her time in the tertiary sector, Amanda has held various positions, including Course Director for the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree and is currently the Higher Degrees by Research Coordinator for the School of Education.

Amanda is a member of the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) strategic research centre in the School of Education, a member of the Women in Sport and Exercise Hub at Deakin and has been the convener of the Sport, Culture and Social Change Faculty Research Group (2014-2016).  Collectively, Amanda's research has explored the intersections between education, gender and place, particularly rural/regional communities.  Through a focus on sport, physical education, health and wellbeing and various markers of identity (in particular gender, class and rurality) Amanda's research has sought to identify issues relating to being, belonging and becoming in these contexts and considered strategies for educators in working with young males and females, both within and beyond the school setting.  Amanda's more recent work explores cultural practices that shape learning, health and wellbeing amongst young people in areas of social disadvantage and rural and regional contexts

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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.  Amanda's more recent work explores cultural practices that shape identities, health and wellbeing amongst young people in rural and regional contexts. 

Affiliations

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

Health and Physical Education Tertiary Alliance of Victoria (HPETAV)

Conferences

Mooney, A, Hickey, C & Brown, T 2017, 'Discipline contestations in Physical Education: Ruminations in Teacher Education', Paper presented at the British Educaitonal Research Association (BERA) Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, September 5-7, 2017.

Mooney, A & Hickey, C, 2017, '(Re)negotiating 'praxis shock': Female teacher's understandings of effective pedagogical practice in all-boys' physical education', Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (EERA), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 22-25, 2017.

Hickey, C, Brown, T, & Mooney, A, 2016, 'The evolving discipline of Physical Education: Where are we now?', Presentation at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, November 27-December 1.

Alfrey, L, Penney, D, O'Connor, J, Jeanes, R, Barwood, D, Jones, A, Mooney, A, Pang, B, & Peters, J, 2016, 'Pre-service teachers' understanding of difference and inclusion in Health and Physical Education', Symposium at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, November 27-December 1.

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.

Telford, A, Casey, M, Smyth, J, Harvey, J, Eime, R, Mooney, A & Payne, W  2013,  'Linking secondary school physical education with community sport and recreation: A process evaluation of a program for girls using RE-AIM', Presentation at Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Phuket Arcardia Resort and Spa, Thailand, October 22-25, 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.

Professional activities

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

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria - Research and Education subcommittee, Chair

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

Awards

Deakin University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthy Deakin - Deakin Women in Sport and Exercise Hub (WISE), 2017

Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria, Postgraduate (Doctoral) Award of Distinction for the Most Outstanding Research, 2013

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

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria, Postgraduate (Masters) Award of Distinction for the Most Outstanding Research, 2006

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

Projects

Hickey, C., Ollis, D & Mooney, A 2018, Exploring respectful relationships in AFLW, Australian Football League.

Prain, V, Tytler, R, Deed, C, Myers, N, Blake, D, Muir, T, Farrelly, C, Mooney, A, Thomas, D & Swabey, K (2015-2019).  Improving regional low SES students’ learning and wellbeing, ARC Linkage Project.

Coll, L, Hickey, C & Mooney, A 2017, Co-becoming HPE Educators: Exploring identity-making processes, Faculty of Arts and Education Research Support Scheme - Small Grants.

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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2021

Team teaching in large spaces: three case studies framed by relational agency

V Prain, S Emery, D Thomas, V Lovejoy, C Farrelly, L Baxter, D Blake, C Deed, M Edwards, D Fingland, A Mooney, T Muir, K Swabey, R Tytler, E Workman, T Daniel-Zitzlaff, J Henriksen

(2021), Vol. 33, pp. 272-285, Teaching Education, C1

journal article

Youth Conversations Research Report

Damian Blake, Louise Paatsch, Sarah Healy, Amanda Mooney

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Developing supporting environments for AFLW

Chris Hickey, Amanda Mooney, Debbie Ollis

(2021), Research for Educational Impact (REDI), A6

research report/technical paper
2020

Teacher adaptation to flexible learning environments

C Deed, D Blake, J Henriksen, A Mooney, V Prain, R Tytler, T Zitzlaff, M Edwards, S Emery, T Muir, K Swabey, D Thomas, C Farrelly, V Lovejoy, N Meyers, D Fingland

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 153-165, Learning environments research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

Critical scholarship in physical education teacher education: a journey, not a destination

Chris Hickey, A Mooney

(2019), pp. 147-159, Critical research in sport, health and physical education: how to make a difference, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

The place of social space

Amanda Mooney, Chris Hickey

(2019), pp. 31-43, Interdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space. Conversations, investigations and research, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Pleasure games (of truth) in boys' schooling: interrogating gender and sexuality through a pleasure lens

Göran Gerdin, Amanda Mooney

(2019), pp. 53-69, Exploring gender and LGBTQ issues in K-12 and teacher education: a rainbow assemblage, Charlotte, N.C., B1

book chapter

The place of social space: classed identities in a regional sporting club

A Mooney, C Hickey

(2019), pp. 31-43, nterdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space : conversations, investigations and research, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Howzat! Navigating gender disruptions in Australian young women's cricket

A Mooney, C Hickey, D Ollis, L Harrison

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 71-86, Journal of Australian studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Locating criticality in policy: The ongoing struggle for a social justice agenda in school physical education

C Hickey, A Mooney, L Alfrey

(2019), Vol. 25, Movimento, C1

journal article
2018

'The battle in belonging': pedagogies, practice and hypermasculinity in boys' physical education

A Mooney, Chris Hickey

(2018), pp. 283-304, Interrogating belonging for young people in schools, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Challenging the pervasiveness of hypermasculinity and heteronormativity in an all-boys' school

C Hickey, A Mooney

(2018), Vol. 45, pp. 237-253, Australian educational researcher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Exploring pre-service teachers' experience of sport education as an approach to transition pedagogy

A Mooney, K Moncrieff, C Hickey

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 545-558, Physical education and sport pedagogy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Challenging gendered inequalities in boys' physical education through video-stimulated reflections

A Mooney, Göran Gerdin

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 761-772, Sport, education and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A framework to support personalising prescribed school curricula

V Prain, D Blake, C Deed, M Edwards, S Emery, C Farrelly, D Fingland, J Henriksen, V Lovejoy, N Meyers, A Mooney, T Muir, R Sbaglia, K Swabey, D Thomas, R Tytler, T Zitzlaff

(2018), Vol. 44, pp. 1101-1119, British educational research journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

'(Dis)empowered by what we see ... ': exploring the use of video-stimulated reflection in physical education pedagogy and practice

A Mooney, C Hickey

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 229-244, Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

"Knowing the rules of the game": rural sporting biographies and their influence on physical education pedagogy

A Mooney, C Hickey

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 123-138, Self-studies in rural teacher education, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

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

M Casey, A Mooney, J Smyth, W Payne

(2016), Vol. 28, pp. 108-127, Gender and education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

M Casey, J Harvey, A Telford, R Eime, A Mooney, W Payne

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 931-935, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Australia, C1

journal article

The professionalisation of Australian women's cricket: new times and new opportunities

C Hickey, L Harrison, D Ollis, A Mooney

(2016), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2014

Introduction: Contemporary developments in games teaching

R Light, A Mooney

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

book chapter

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

A Mooney, M Casey

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

book chapter

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

J Smyth, A Mooney, M Casey

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

journal article

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

R Light, C Curry, A Mooney

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

journal article

Linking secondary school physical education with community sport and recreation for girls: a process evaluation

M Casey, A Telford, A Mooney, J Harvey, R Eime, W Payne

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

journal article

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

M Casey, J Harvey, A Telford, R Eime, A Mooney, W Payne

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

journal article
2013

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

A Mooney, L Gullock

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

book chapter

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

M Casey, A Mooney, R Eime, J Harvey, J Smyth, A Telford, W Payne

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

journal article

Contemporary developments in games teaching

R Light, J Quay, S Harvey, A Mooney

(2013), Abingdon, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2012

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

A Mooney, C Hickey

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

journal article

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

A Mooney, M Casey, J Smyth

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

journal article
2011

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

A Mooney, C Hickey

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

conference
2007

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

C Hickey, A Mooney

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

journal article
2006

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

A Mooney, C 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, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Improving Regional Low SES Students Learning and Wellbeing

Prof Damian Blake, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Craig Deed, Dr Tracey Muir, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Mr Damon Thomas, A/Prof Karen Swabey

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2019: $199
  • 2018: $1,342
  • 2017: $71,820
  • 2016: $39,408

Other Public Sector Funding

Improving Regional Low SES Students Learning and Wellbeing

Prof Damian Blake, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Craig Deed, Dr Tracey Muir, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Mr Damon Thomas, A/Prof Karen Swabey

Bendigo South East Secondary School, Crusoe 7-10 Secondary College, Eaglehawk Secondary College, Northern Bay P-12 College, Weeroona College Bendigo, Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2020: $20,690
  • 2018: $45,827
  • 2017: $9,500

Graduate Teacher Conferences: Design, Implementation and Evaluation.

Prof Julianne Moss, Mrs Kate Harvie, Dr Jacqui Peters, Mrs Kate Moncrieff, Dr Julie Arnold, Dr Cassandra Iannucci, Ms Claire Stonehouse, Dr Matthew Thomas, A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Dr Emma Rowe, Dr Brandi Fox

Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $238,011
  • 2021: $582,596
  • 2020: $344,395
  • 2019: $244,037
  • 2018: $182,564

Deakin University - Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary) - 2021 and 2022 Cohorts.

Prof Damian Blake, Ms Kellie Tobin, Dr Cheryl Ryan, Dr Adam Usher, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Ms Juliet Austin

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $254,238
  • 2021: $100,000
  • 2020: $100,000

VCAL Teachers Scholarships Program - Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching.

Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Ms Kellie Tobin, Ms Juliet Austin, Dr Cheryl Ryan, Dr Adam Usher

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $697,995
  • 2021: $742,058

Accelerated Bachelor of Early Childhood Education for diploma qualified educators ("Accelerated BECE") student cohorts

Prof Damian Blake, Dr Natalie Robertson, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, A/Prof Liz Rouse, Ms Naomi David, Mrs Rosemarie Garner

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $698,000
  • 2021: $1,120,000

VET Employment-based pathways into Teaching Program for qualified educators student cohorts

Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, A/Prof Trace Ollis, Dr Adam Usher, Dr Cheryl Ryan, Ms Kellie Tobin, Ms Juliet Austin

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $421,834
  • 2021: $583,500

Study and Pilot testing of a Multi-Provider Teaching Academy of Professional Practice Model for workforce creating in Victorian Rural and Regional.

Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Dr Matthew Thomas, Prof Dianne Toe, Mrs Edwina El Hachem

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2021: $150,000

Improving Mentoring in Teacher Education.

Dr Matthew Thomas, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Dr Kate Johnstone, Prof Damian Blake, Dr Trent Brown, Ms Kellie Tobin

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $75,000

Deakin University Early Childhood Innovative Initial Teacher Education Program: Accelerated Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Dr Natalie Robertson, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Dr Mandy Cooke

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $522,000

Industry and Other Funding

Improving Regional Low SES Students Learning and Wellbeing

Prof Damian Blake, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Craig Deed, Dr Tracey Muir, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Mr Damon Thomas, A/Prof Karen Swabey

Anglicare Tasmania Inc., La Trobe University

  • 2017: $20,763
  • 2016: $1,000

The Professionalisation of Women's Cricket: New times and New opportunities

Prof Chris Hickey, Hon Prof Lyn Harrison, Hon Prof Debbie Ollis, A/Prof Amanda Mooney

Australian Cricketers Association

  • 2017: $25,000

Exploring Respectful Relationships in AFLW

Prof Chris Hickey, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Hon Prof Debbie Ollis

AFL Grant - Research - Australian Football League

  • 2019: $4,545
  • 2018: $13,636

Developing Supportive Environment for AFLW.

Prof Chris Hickey, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Hon Prof Debbie Ollis

AFL Grant - Research - Australian Football League

  • 2019: $48,420

Cottage by the Sea-Where Young People Matter: Mentor Program

Prof Louise Paatsch, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Julianne Moss, Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen, Dr Sarah Healy

Cottage by the Sea, Queenscliff Inc

  • 2021: $14,998

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2021

John Andrew Hill

Thesis entitled: Personalising Learning in Practical Physical Education in Middle-Years¿ Schooling

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Executive Supervisor
2021

Rhona Leonard

Thesis entitled: Lesson study and teacher professional learning in socially disadvantaged regions.

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Co-supervisor
2022

Tina Daniel-Zitzlaff

Thesis entitled: Teaching Early Reading: Teacher Perspectives of Practice

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2018

Niloofar Margarite Rouhani

Thesis entitled: Women's Sport Participation in the United Arab Emirates: A Case Study

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Associate Supervisor
2021

Cristina Mouratides-Mediouni

Thesis entitled: Reading manhood: A case study of young Tunisian males

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Jacqueline Lee Peters

Thesis entitled: Understanding early-career physical educators' theories of practice amidst curriculum change

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2017

Christine Roma Schulz

Thesis entitled: Learning to be Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Educators

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2016

Patricia Rose Lucas

Thesis entitled: Exploring Critical Reflection in Cooperative Education: A Case Study

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education