Associate Professor in Sport, Health and Physical Activity
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
Deb is a senior lecturer in the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity and teaches the topics Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity, Sport Industry Project and Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity. Her research interests are sport, integrity, masculinity and retirement, particularly in Australian football. Deb's current research project is Always a footballer: player welfare and the transition out of the Australian Football League through state based leagues. She is the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity.
2006: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement- UniSA)
2007: Honours 1A Applied Science (Human Movement- UniSA)
2011: PhD Life After Football: the construction of masculinity following a career in elite Australian Rules Football (Flinders University)
2018: City of Unley Community Grant
2016: EHL Establishment Grant: Always a footballer: player welfare and the transition out of the Australian Football League through state based leagues
2014: EHL Small Research Project Grant
2013: Faculty of Health Science Seeding Grant for the project: Building boys' resilience: exploring the link between sport, masculinities and mental health.
2015: New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant: Development of Indian Students in Sports Activities – a collaboration with the Indian Sports Authority to deliver training in coaching and events management using cricket as the tool for engagement.
2016: Flinders University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant: Developing a sustainable model for international sport based WIL placements
2016: New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant: Creating infrastructure and the sharing of game skills: developing lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity through Australian Football
2017: Short Term Mobility Plan Grant: Arsenal Double Club: Developing football, fitness and numeracy
2018: Short Term Mobility Plan Grant: Sport for development: football, fitness and numeracy
2018: College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Excellence in Teaching Award
International Award for Excellence: “Australian Football, Masculinity, and the Acceptance of Pain and Injury as a Career ‘Norm’” International Journal of Sport and Society: Annual Review / The Sport & Society Journal Collection.
2008: UniSAPA PhD Scholarship (UniSA)
2008: APA Scholarship (UniSA)
2009: Private Scholarship (School of Education- Flinders University)
2010: FURS Scholarship (School of Education- Flinders University)
Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity Practical Placement Coordinator
Deputy Chair Social and Behavioural Ethics Committee
Reviewer for the International 2015 ACHPER Conference Proceedings - Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
Reviewer for Annals of Leisure Research, Health Promotion Journal of Australia
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