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Dr Jacqui Peters



Lecturer in Education (Health and Physical Education)


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2021
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2010
Master of Education, University of Melbourne, 2009
Graduate Diploma in Sports Management, Deakin University, 1996
Bachelor of Education, Deakin University, 1989

+61 3 924 46420

Research interests

  • Identities of PE teachers using a Bourdieusian framework
  • Transition to teaching/Graduate teachers
  • Physical education curriculum and pedagogy - primary and secondary
  • Assessment in physical education
  • Student engagement with physical education
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Coaching children and working with parents
  • Exploring models of learning-to-swim


ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation)
HPETA-V (Health and Physical Education Tertiary Association - Victoria)

Teaching interests

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Units taught







AUSTSWIM International Conference 2019

AARE 2012, 2016

ACHPER National Health and Physical Education Conference 2009

Commonwealth International Sport Conference 2006

ACHPER Primary Health and Physical Education Conference 2005-2006, 2008

ACHPER Health and Physical Education Conference 2005-2019

ACHPER International HPE Conference - 2010-2011

Professional activities

Expertise at primary and secondary school level in:

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and program planning
  • Pedagogy

Coaching children and working with parents

Supporting primary generalist classroom teachers in teaching physical education


ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation) Student Award of Distinction - Masters' thesis, 2010
Deakin University, Commendation for Excellence in Teaching 2010
Deakin University, Faculty of Arts & Education, Dean's Award for Excellence in Team Teaching 2010


Early-career PE teachers’ identities and practice: A Bourdieusian lens

Swim lesson models:  Effectiveness and Impact Study (with Peninsula Leisure)

Graduate Teacher Conferences (with Department of Education and Training)


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A systematic review of demographic and background factors associated with the development of children's aquatic competence

Charlotte Duke, Hannah Calverley, Lauren Petrass, Jacqui Peters, Kate Moncrieff, Loretta Konjarski, Bernadette Matthews

(2023), Vol. 10, Injury Epidemiology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Breaking down the barriers : insights into using a student centred games approach in Australian and Malaysian pre-service settings

J Peters, L Shuck

(2009), Vol. 56, pp. 29-35, ACHPER healthy lifestyles journal, Hindmarsh, S.A., C1

journal article

Game-centred models and teaching in culturally diverse settings

J Peters, L Shuck

(2009), pp. 415-424, ACHPER 2009 : Creating active futures : Proceedings of 26th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1


Skills, strategies, sport and social responsibility : reconnecting physical education

J Quay, J Peters

(2008), Vol. 40, pp. 601-626, Journal of curriculum studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

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, A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Matthew Thomas, 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

Industry and Other Funding

Swim Lesson Models: Effectiveness and Impact Study

Mrs Kate Moncrieff, Dr Jacqui Peters

Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre

  • 2017: $15,600
  • 2016: $15,600

Graduate Teachers Professional Learning Program.

Prof Julianne Moss, Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Jacqui Peters, Mrs Kate Moncrieff, Mr Ray Messer, Dr Harsha Chandir, Dr Trevor Mccandless

Beyond the Bell (Beyond the Bell Great South Coast Ltd)

  • 2023: $60,595


No completed student supervisions to report