Associate Professor Claire Drummond

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt South (S270)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

As Head of the Exercise Science programs, I am a passionate believer that Exercise is Medicine. I have had success in a number of research areas such as Physical Activity, Body Image, Gender, and Exercise Prescription and have a strong focus in elite level sport. I have demonstrated expertise and track record in adolescent girl's (dis)engagement in Physical Activity and present in this area regularly. I have a proven history in higher education particularly in innovation and new course development across Health.

I have been in a number of Executive Roles and have vast knowledge in Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy and Online Learning, particularly in Allied Health and Medical courses. My effective communication and interpersonal skills led to my appointment as the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching where I provided oversight in the strategic innovations in teaching and learning.

I have strong ties with Surf Life-Saving SA and their High Performance Surf Sport program. I teach in a variety of areas which provides students with the skills necessary to work within a multidisciplinary environment. I am a member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and have a number of Athletics Australia, SLSSA and ASCA accredited coaching levels.

Qualifications

2003: Bachelor of AppSci (Exercise and Sports Science);
2005: Honours 1A (Human Movement);
2008: PhD (Health Sciences)

Honours, awards and grants

GRANTS

Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Prichard, I., and Drummond, C. Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation -Orama Seed Institute seed funding "It takes a village to raise a child": Developinmental health fitness through community sport ($30,000)

Ramos, J & Drummond, C. CFI Virtual Pitch Competition: The effects of personalized exercise delivered with digital health tools on pelvic pain, cardiovascular health, and mental health inwomen with endometriosis: a pilot study ($5,000)

Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Drummond C., & Wadham, B. Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation Grant: Level Playing Field: Young Males, Masculinity and Mental Wellbeing throughSport ($21,267)

Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Prichard, I., Drummond, C., Wadham, B., and Smith, J. Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and Wellbeing Research Grant: Masculinity and mental health: shaping the attitudes, behaviours and education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through sport ($235,000)

Drummond, M; Drummond, C; Elliot, S; Prichard, INetball SA/ORS Grant: The promotion and engagement of contemporary sports for girls and young women ($57,000)

Drummond, M; Elliott, S, Drummond, C, Prichard, I Inclusive Sport SA Grant: LGBTIQ & Inclusive sport practices ($39,485)

Drummond, M, Elliott, S, Drummond C, Pritchard I ORS Strategic Grant and Flinders Innovation Grant. Pathways to participation for girls and women in sport ($55,000)

Drummond CE Right Bite Evaluation (Healthy Schools Canteens). Department for Education and Child Development. ($76,646)

Willis, E; Drummond, CE - Investigating the Health Promotion aspects of Art Centres in the APY Lands. ARC Linkage. ($155,000)

Cobiac, L et al. (AI) Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Evaluation (OPAL). SA Health ($4.5mil)

Coveney et al. (AI) ‘eat well be active’ Research and Evaluation Centre for SA (PANORAMA). SA Health. (1.2mil)

Cobiac et al. (CI) National Healthy School Canteen Project. DoHA. (1.2mil)

Teaching interests

my teaching interests are in:

  • health promotion,
  • exercise science/exercise physiology
  • sports biomechanics
  • functional anatomy
  • school nutrition,
  • school health promotion,
  • health promotion project management,
  • physical activity
Topic coordinator
EXSC1001 Fundamentals of Exercise Science
EXSC3002 Professional Practice in Exercise Science
EXSC2003 Exercise Phsyiology
Supervisory interests
Childhood obesity, physical activity and community awareness
Exercise and sport science
Fitness
Health promoting schools
Health promotion and education
Nutrition education
Physical activity
Qualitative research
School health promotion
Social construction theory
Sociology of childhood
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Strength & Biomechanics (1)
Associate supervisor: Exercise Physiology (1), Health Promotion aspects of Art Centres in the APY Lands (1), Body image and social media (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: Physical Activity (1), Body Image (1), Exercise Physiology (2)
Expert for media contact
Adolescents
Allied health
Behaviour
Body image
Child/Youth health
Community/Public health
Diet
Family
Public health
Schools
Social Theory
Sport
Exercise
Fitness
School Canteens
School Health Promotion
School nutrition education
Strenght and Conditioning
physical activity
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Media expertise
  • Adolescents
  • Allied health
  • Behaviour
  • Body image
  • Child/Youth health
  • Community/Public health
  • Diet
  • Family
  • Public health
  • Schools
  • Social Theory
  • Sport
Interests
  • Exercise
  • Fitness
  • School Canteens
  • School Health Promotion
  • School nutrition education
  • Strenght and Conditioning
  • physical activity