Ms Teresa Capetola





Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Arts, La Trobe University, 1997


Research interests

Teresa's research interests are in the field of social justice, especially in relation to gender, culture and diversity. She comes from a background of working in women's health and has focussed on a range of health issues including, reproductive health and body image. Recently she has extended her research interests to the effects of climate change on health, with a particular focus on disadvantaged population groups.

Teaching interests

Unit HSH 302 Politics, Policy and Health;

Unit HSH 707 Gender, Culture and Population Health


1999 Shortlisted VicHealth Awards for Gorgeous Girls (Promoting positive body image to young women)

1999 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement for Community Development


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Minding environment, minding workers: environmental workers' mental health and wellbeing

Sue Noy, Rebecca Patrick, Teresa Capetola, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Jian Chin, Tony LaMontagne

(2022), pp. 1-10, Global Health Promotion, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Hope, Coping and Eco-Anxiety: Young People's Mental Health in a Climate-Impacted Australia

H Gunasiri, Y Wang, E Watkins, T Capetola, C Henderson-Wilson, R Patrick

(2022), Vol. 19, pp. 1-12, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Bushfires, COVID-19 and Young People's Climate Action in Australia

H Gunasiri, Y Wang, T Capetola, C Henderson-Wilson, R Patrick

(2022), Vol. 19, pp. 149-153, EcoHealth, United States, C1

journal article

Planetary health pedagogy: Preparing health promoters for 21st-century environmental challenges

T Capetola, S Noy, R Patrick

(2022), Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

The wheel of fortune as a novel support for constructive alignment and transformative sustainability learning in higher education

S Noy, T Capetola, R Patrick

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 854-869, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, C1

journal article

Examining Gendered Expectations on Women's Vulnerability to Natural Hazards in Low to Middle Income Countries: A critical Literature Review

Selina Fatouros, Teresa Capetola

(2021), Vol. 64, pp. 1-8, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Planetary health indicators for the local level: opportunities and challenges in applying the happy planet index in Victoria, Australia

R Patrick, C Henderson-Wilson, J Lawson, T Capetola, A Shaw, M Davison, A Freeman

(2021), Global Health Promotion, England, C1

journal article

Sowing social inclusion for marginalised residents of a social housing development through a community garden

Nkolika Mmako, Teresa Capetola, Claire Henderson-Wilson

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 350-358, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Human wellbeing and the health of the environment: local indicators that balance the scales

R Patrick, A Shaw, A Freeman, C Henderson-Wilson, J Lawson, M Davison, T Capetola, C Lee

(2019), Vol. 146, pp. 651-667, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Health and environmental impacts of a regional Australian Men's Shed program

L Ayres, R Patrick, T Capetola

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 65-67, Australian Journal of Rural Health, Australia, C1

journal article

The cost of sustainability in higher education: staff and student views of a campus food culture

A Shaw, T Capetola, J Lawson, C Henderson-Wilson, B Murphy

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 376-392, International journal of sustainability in higher education, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

"Let's Face It": tertiary students consuming, producing and critically appraising media representations of contemporary health issues

M Pallotta-Chiarolli, T Capelota

(2017), pp. 129-150, Through a distorted lens: media as curricula and pedagogy in the 21st century, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Inspiration from the Classroom: A Mixed Method Case Study of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Learning in Higher Education

S Noy, R Patrick, T Capetola, J McBurnie

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 97-118, Australian Journal of Environmental Education, C1

journal article

Health-related education for sustainability: public health workforce needs and the role of higher education

R Patrick, J Kingsley, T Capetola

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 192-205, Australian journal of environmental education, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Promoting health, social and environmental justice in the context of health care practice

R Patrick, T Capetola

(2013), pp. 140-153, Looking within: finding an environmental justice and global citizenship lens, Oxford, England, B1-1

book chapter

vitamin d deficiency awareness among African migrant women residing in high-rise public housing in Melbourne, Australia: a qualitative study

A Pirrone, T Capetola, E Riggs, A Renzaho

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 292-299, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

It's here! Are we ready? Five case studies of health promotion practices that address climate change from within Victorian health care settings

R Patrick, T Capetola

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 61-67, Health promotion journal of Australia, Maroochydore, Qld., C1

journal article

'Out there gain' : an education for sustainability work integrated learning case study

R Patrick, T Capetola

(2011), pp. 1-27, Australasian journal of university-community engagement, Lismore, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Health promotion and climate change : exploring the core competencies required for action

R Patrick, T Capetola, M Townsend, S Nuttman

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 475-485, Health promotion international, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Incorporating sustainability into community-based healthcare practice

R Patrick, T Capetola, M Townsend, L Hanna

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 277-289, Ecohealth, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal article

Climate change in the kitchen and on the public health agenda

T Capetola, R Patrick, S Nuttman

(2009), pp. 16-18, Health issues, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Climate change and social inclusion: opportunities for justice and empowerment

T Capetola

(2008), pp. 23-30, Just policy: a journal of Australian social policy, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Sustainability & Health Promotion: Research Paper

Dr Rebecca Patrick, Ms Teresa Capetola

Sustainability Victoria

  • 2010: $9,989


No completed student supervisions to report