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Ms Norma Barrett



Lecturer In Public Health And Health Promotion


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Warrnambool Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2015
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, , 2008
Master of Science, University of Edinburgh, 2005
Bachelor of Arts, University College Cork, 2004

+61 3 556 33064

Research interests

Scholarship of online teaching and learning:

Optimising learner experience by effectively utilising digital technologies.


Transition to parenting, supporting fathers as parents, 

Infant & toddler feeding/nutrition - breastfeeding, breast milk substitutes.

Units taught

Unit chair of the following units of study

2020 - present  HSH211 The Australian Healthcare System

2018                   HSH219/319 Population Health: a research perspective 

2013 - 2018       HBS108 Health Information & Data 

2012                   HBS107 Understanding Health (trimester 3)


Previously taught into the following units of study:

HBS107 Understanding Health 

HSH302 Politics Policy and Health

HSH313 Contemporary Health Issues

HSH201 Planning and Evaluation 1

HSH218 Planning and Evaluation 2

HSH717 Health Economics 1


2015 Increasing personal engagement and communication in feedback and assessment within online students. Teaching and Learning Forum, School of HSD, Deakin University.

2015 Giving Effective, Accessible & Sustainable Feedback in the Cloud. Oral Presentation, Faculty Day, Deakin University.

2015 Health Literacy in Practice – innovation in getting health students industry ready. Oral Presentation at Health Literacy: Research, Policy & Practice, National University of Ireland Galway.

2015 Using SoTL to inform the digital transformation of a large wholly online undergraduate unit. Pecha kucha presentation at the Inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork, Ireland.

2014 Media for Learning 101. Teaching Conference: Sharing and Showcasing, Deakin University.


Awards for Teaching and Industry Partnerships

Norma Barrett (2015) Australia Award for University Teaching - citation for outstanding contribution to student learning:

For excellence in developing coherent and imaginative digital learning resources that transform how thousands of students critically assess and interpret health information and statistics

Norma Barrett (2014) Deakin University Vice Chancellor's Award, Jim & Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching & Learning (This was the second highest individual teaching award presented by the Vice-Chancellor in 2014)

2014 School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Teaching Excellence for teaching into Politics Policy and Health. (Team award)

Norma Barrett (2014) School of Health and Social Development Special Commendation for Service Excellence in partnership development with local health agencies including South West Primary Care Partnership. 

2013 School of Health and Social Development Award for Teaching Excellence 2013 for leading re-development and delivery of Health Information and Data (Team Award - team lead by Norma Barrett)

2012 School of Health and Social Development Special commendation for Teaching Excellence for teaching into Politics Policy and Health. (Team Award)


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"The Ripple Effect": The influence of social support on participation in a small workplace health promotion program

A Bell, N Barrett, G Lamaro Haintz

(2022), Vol. 33, pp. 470-479, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

Fussy eating in toddlers: A content analysis of parents' online support seeking

K Fraser, B Markides, N Barrett, R Laws

(2021), Vol. 17, Maternal and Child Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Barriers to first time parent groups: A qualitative descriptive study

N Barrett, L Hanna, O Fitzpatrick

(2018), Vol. 20, pp. 464-471, Nursing and Health Sciences, Australia, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


No completed student supervisions to report