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Researcher: McMahon, JA (Dr Jennifer McMahon)

Fields of Research

Education
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Specialist Studies in Education
Higher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Social Change
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Education Systems
Public Health and Health Services
Continuing and Community Education
Public Nutrition Intervention
Health Promotion

Research Objectives

Equity and Access to Education
Education and Training
Teaching and Instruction
Learner and Learning Processes
Learner and Learning
Gender Aspects of Education
Education and Training Systems
Pedagogy
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Health Education and Promotion
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Social Structure and Health
Organised Sports
Learner and Learning Achievement
Teacher and Instructor Development

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Body practises - exposure and effect of a sporting culture?' Stories from three Australian swimmers; Sport Education and Society
'Body work - Regulation of a swimmer body': An autoethnography from an Australian elite swimmer; Sport Education and Society
(Self-) surveillance and (self-) regulation: living by fat numbers within and beyond a sporting culture; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
A Malleable Body - Revelations from an elite Australian swimmer; Healthy Lifestyles Journal
A/r/tographic inquiry in sport and exercise research: a pilot study examining methodology versatility, feasibility and participatory opportunities; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Assimilating to a boy’s body shape for the sake of performance: three female athletes’ body experiences in a sporting culture; Sport Education and Society
Becoming an athlete father: a media analysis of first time father tennis star Andy Murray and the implications for identity and performance; International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic' - Governing bodies
Body classification in sport: A collaborative autoethnography by two female athletes; Psychology of Women Section Review
Body pedagogies, coaching and culture: three Australian swimmers' lived experiences; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Body work - regulation of a swimmer body: an autoethnography from an Australian elite swimmer; Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures
Control, consent and complicity in the coaching of elite women’s cycling in Australia: a media analysis; Sport Education and Society
Creative Analytical Practices; Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
Do what (S)HE says and you will be a champion: poetic representations and the unmuting of my swimmer body; Qualitative Inquiry
Educating parents of children in sport about abuse using narrative pedagogy; Sociology of Sport Journal
Empowering swimmers and their bodies in and through research; Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health
Exposure and Effect: An Investigation into a Culture of Body Pedagogies; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Fleshy, female and forty: A docudrama of a former elite swimmer who re-immersed herself into elite swimming culture; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Former swimmers pay price for negative culture
Gender assimilation in the name of performance: Three adolescent female athletes’ experiences in a sporting culture; 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
Health and physical education and the online tertiary environment at two universities: Preservice teachers' perceived 'readiness' to teach HPE; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
High-performance sport, learning and culture: new horizons for sport pedagogues?; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
How narrative became a useful tool in reconstructing coaching identity; AARE NZARE 2014 Conference
I am fast but I do not fit: an autoethnography of a swimmer’s experiences of ‘competitive performance’ stigma in two sporting contexts; Sport Education and Society
International qualitative research in sport exercise, and health conference
Intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Place Based Education: Possibilities for New Visions of Sustainability Education in Uganda; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Ivor Goodson: Narrative coach learning and pedagogy; Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application
Juggling motherhood and sport: A qualitative study of the negotiation of competitive recreational athlete mother identities; Psychology of Sport & Exercise
Living by fat numbers: Exposure and effect of corporealism in a sporting culture? Stories from three Australian swimmers; AARE 2010
Media representations and athlete identities: Examining benefits for sport psychology; QMiP Bulletin
Mentoring in coaching: the means of correct training? An autoethnographic exploration of one Australian swimming coach's experiences; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Mommy blogging: Understanding athlete-mother identities in a running community using discursive psychological analysis; Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity
Mother runners in the blogosphere: a discursive psychological analysis of online recreational athlete identities; Psychology of Sport and Exercise
New warning over swimmers' diet
PE: It's just me; AARE APERA 2012 Conference
Power and knowledge in a coach mentoring program; Sports Coaching Review
Producing success: a critical analysis of athlete development governance in six countries; International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Re-immersing into elite swimming culture: a meta-autoethnography by a former elite swimmer; Sociology of Sport Journal
Research Merit Certificate for Very Good Contribution
Research Merit Certificate for Very Good Contribution
Shifting perspectives: Transitioning from coach centered to athlete centered; Journal of Athlete Centered Coaching
Slim to win: an ethnodrama of three elite swimmers' 'presentation of self' in relation to a dominant cultural ideology; Sociology of Sport Journal
Sporting parents on the pool deck: Living out a sporting culture?; Qualitative research in sport, exercise in health
The impact of a coaching/sporting culture on one coach's identity: how narrative became a useful tool in reconstructing coaching ideologies; Sports Coaching Review
The lived and living bodies of two health and physical education tertiary educators: how embodied consciousness highlighted the importance of their bodies in their teaching practice in HPE; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
The media’s role in transmitting a cultural ideology and the effect on the general public; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
The Relational Art Inquiry Tool: Supporting participants and researchers from non-Arts backgrounds to engage in and with a/r/tography; Revista VIS: Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arte
The Sociology of Sports Coaching
The use of narrative in coach education: The effort on short and long-term practice; Sports Coaching Review
Two elite swimmers’ ‘presentation of self’ through Instagram and Twitter and how they might re-produce, negotiate or contest dominant discourse: A sensory presentation; 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
Understanding Athlete Mother Transition in cultural context: a media analysis of Kim Clijsters’ tennis comeback and self-identity implications; Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Understanding female athlete disordered eating and recovery through narrative turning points in autobiographies; Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Using narrative as a tool to locate and challenge pre service teacher bodies in health and physical education; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Using short looping video to develop demonstrations of skill, reflective skills and advanced pedagogical practice in a Heath and Physical Education teacher education program; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Using stories to investigate, reflect on and raise social consciousness in a sporting culture; What is Next in Educational Research?
Whose stories matter? Re-vising, reflecting and re-discovering a researcher's embodied experience as a narrative inquirer; Sport Education and Society
Will to win: the darker side of elite sport; Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice
Young athletes feeling pressure

Research Projects

Health and Physical Education in the virtual classroom /cyber space at two universities: Students and pre-service teacher educators' perceptions of learning HPE online and their subsequent 'readiness'; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The British Psychological Society - Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference - Nov 2015; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Using Narrative Ethnography to Intercept Body Pedagogies in Australian Swimming Culture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Intertwined- An investigation into Becoming an Artist and Teacher
The Narrative- An infotainment strategy to educate about the environment and sustainable development in Uganda