Dr Deb Agnew

Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Physical Activity

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

+61 8 82013456
place Education Building (5.11)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 Sport Coaching Science. 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 Deputy Chair of the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee at Flinders University.

Qualifications

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)

Honours, awards and grants

Research Grants

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.

Teaching Grants

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

Awards

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.

Scholarships

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)

Key responsibilities

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

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • The social construction of masculinity
  • Men's Health
  • Australian Rules football
  • Sports Retirement
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sport and Nutrition
  • Masculinity
  • Sports injury
  • Health promotion
  • Gender roles
  • Physical activity
  • Integrity of Sport
Teaching interests

My Teaching Interests are in:

  • Health Promotion
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sport Work Integrated Learning
Topic coordinator
HLPE1550 Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity
HLPE3550 Industry Field Placement Project
Supervisory interests
Australian football
Gender roles
Health promotion
Masculinity
Men's health
Physical activity
Sports
Sports injury
Sports nutrition
Sports retirement
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Australian Football & Masculinities (1), Sexual Health Education (1), Indigenous Health Education (1)
Publications

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