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Karen Swabey

Karen Swabey

Acting Dean, Faculty of Education

Room A214, Building A, Newnham Campus

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Karen.Swabey@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Karen Swabey is the  Head of School and an Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education. Her areas of research interest are in social and emotional wellbeing and student preparedness for teacher education as well as the broader field of educational psychology, particularly human development.

Biography

Before entering the university sector in 1994, Associate Professor Swabey had an extensive career in primary, secondary and senior secondary teaching and school leadership in Tasmania in both state and independent schools.

At the postgraduate level, Assoc. Prof. Swabey coordinates two health and physical education focussed units and a unit related to coaching and mentoring our preservice teachers. She also supervises a number of research higher degree students. Assoc. Prof. Swabey's publication output includes a book, book chapters, academic journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers. She is a Consulting Editor for the AJTE journal and reviews for a number of international journals. She is also the past-President of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation ACHPER (Tasmanian division), her professional association.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2006), 'The 1992 Australian senate enquiry into Physical and Sport Education: Representations of the field', University of Queensland, Australia
  • MSc (1988), California State University, Sacramento, United States
  • BEd (1977), Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Fellow and Past President of the Tasmanian Division of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation                               
  • Advisory Group Member for the Office for Learning and Teaching, Innovation and Development grant: Keeping Cool by Building Resilience in Teacher Education (BRiTE) project
  • Member of the Diversity Council Australia
  • Member of the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)
  • Member of the National Teacher Education Advisory Group to Response Ability

Administrative expertise

As Head of School of the Faculty of Education, Associate Professor Swabey leads and manages approximately 60 academic staff and in excess of 100 sessional staff.

Teaching

Health & wellbeing, Health and physical education, Coaching and mentoring

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Student preparedness for teacher education
  • Educational psychology, particularly human development

Research Themes

Assoc. Prof. Swabey's research aligns to 2 themes:

  • Better Health and
  • Creativity, Culture and Society.

Her most recent publications relate to the broad area of educational psychology as she has published books, chapters in books and articles related to a wide range of aspects in the field of human development.

Collaboration

Associate Professor Swabey has had a wide range of research collaborations over her career, many have resulted in publications. The projects have mainly been related to the broad area of health and wellbeing.

Fields of Research

  • Education (139999)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (110699)
  • Special Education and Disability (130312)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Learning Sciences (130309)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Education (130308)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori Primary Education) (130104)
  • History and Philosophy of Education (220202)
  • Education Systems (130199)
  • Educational Counselling (130305)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
  • Population Trends and Policies (160305)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
  • Personality, Abilities and Assessment (170109)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)
  • Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) (930104)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Special Needs Education (939907)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Health (929999)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Education (970113)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Rehabilitation and Correctional Services (940408)
  • Men's Health (920504)
  • Gender Aspects of Education (939904)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • School/Institution Community and Environment (930402)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)

Publications

Associate Professor Swabey's publications are broadly focussed around her research areas of: social and emotional wellbeing, student preparedness for teacher education, and educational psychology, particularly human development. She is also a consulting editor on the Australian Journal of Teachers Education and acts as a referee on many other journals.

Total publications

86

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2011Journal ArticleSwabey K, Penney D, 'Using discursive strategies, playing policy games and shaping the future of physical education', Sport, Education and Society, 16, (1) pp. 67-87. ISSN 1357-3322 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.531962 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

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2010Journal ArticleSwabey K, Castleton G, Penney D, 'Meeting the standards? Exploring preparedness for teaching', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35, (8) pp. 29-46. ISSN 0313-5373 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2010v35n8.3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Castleton G; Penney D

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Lombard S, F J, Pullen D, Swabey K, 'Conceptualizing trauma for children of drug addicted mothers: a developmental mapping', Journal of Trauma & Treatment, 6, (1) Article 1000352. ISSN 2167-1222 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4172/2167-1222.1000352 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lombard S; F J; Pullen D

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2017Lombard S, F J, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'Endogenous and exogenous problems in children of addicted mothers', Pediatric Dimensions, 2, (2) pp. 1-6. ISSN 2397-950X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15761/PD.1000142 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lombard S; F J; Pullen D

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2017Pill S, Swabey KJ, Penney D, 'Investigating Physical Education Teacher Use of Models Based Practice in Australian Secondary PE', Revue phenEPS / PHEnex Journal, 9, (1) pp. 1-19. ISSN 1918-8927 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2016Rayner CS, Swabey KJ, 'Chaplains' perspectives on their work in Tasmanian government schools', International Journal of Christianity & Education, 20, (3) pp. 199-219. ISSN 2056-9971 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/2056997116659670 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rayner CS

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2015Gyamtsho S, J-F, Getenet S, Pullen D, Swabey K, 'School dropout and associations with anti-social behaviours: A Bhutanese study', Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 3, (2) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2072-9065 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D

2015McGregor E, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'How often do you move? Improving student learning in the elementary classroom through purposeful movement', Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, (6) pp. 6-10. ISSN 2327-5960 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.36002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pullen D

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2015Pullen D, J-F, Swabey K, Abadooz M, Sing TKR, 'Pre-service teachers' acceptance and use of mobile learning in Malaysia', Australian Educational Computing, 30, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1443-833X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Pullen D; J-F

2014J-F, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'Pre-service teachers' perception of age through a developmental lens', Sage Open, 4, (3) pp. 1-7. ISSN 2158-2440 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/2158244014545457 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D

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2014J-F, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'Adolescent use of mobile phones: A social context', Australian Educational Computing, 29, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0816-9020 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D

2014Mainsbridge C, Swabey K, Fraser S, Penney D, 'Youth physical activity and health interventions: Ineffective and ill-conceived action?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education, 5, (2) pp. 133-150. ISSN 1837-7130 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/18377122.2014.906058 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Fraser S

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2013Cruickshank V, Swabey KJ, 'Yes, we can play games differently: Socialisation of PETE teachers', Journal of Research and reflections in Education, 7, (1) Article 1. ISSN 1995-5243 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Cruickshank V

2012Pill S, Penney D, Swabey K, 'Rethinking sport teaching in physical education: A case study of research based innovation in teacher education', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37, (8) Article 8. ISSN 0313-5373 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2012v37n8.2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2012Salter S, Pittaway J, Swabey K, Capstick M, Douglas T, 'Using an Online Interactive Game to Enhance the Learning Outcomes for First Year Tertiary Students', Creative Education, 3, (6A) pp. 761-768. ISSN 2151-4771 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326114 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Salter S; Pittaway J; Capstick M; Douglas T

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2011Swabey K, Penney D, 'Using discursive strategies, playing policy games and shaping the future of physical education', Sport, Education and Society, 16, (1) pp. 67-87. ISSN 1357-3322 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.531962 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

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2010Swabey K, Castleton G, Penney D, 'Meeting the standards? Exploring preparedness for teaching', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35, (8) pp. 29-46. ISSN 0313-5373 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2010v35n8.3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Castleton G; Penney D

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2009Ang SC, Penney D, Swabey KJ, 'Contemporary Issues and Future Agendas for Health and Physical Education', Physical Education Matters, 4, (2) pp. 29-33. ISSN 1751-0988 (2009) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Penney D

2008Beswick K, Swabey KJ, Andrew RG, 'Looking for Attributes of Powerful Teaching for Numeracy in Tasmanian K-7 Classrooms', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 20, (1) pp. 3-31. ISSN 1033-2170 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF03217467 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Beswick K; Andrew RG

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2001Swabey KJ, Zechetmayr M, 'The Wellness Wheel An Interactive Health Education Teaching Model', Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, XXXVII, (1) pp. 43-47. ISSN 1091-2193 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zechetmayr M

1999Zechetmayr M, Swabey KJ, 'Planning for Sexual Abuse Prevention Training of School Teachers and Health Care Workers', Journal of Health & Social Policy, 11, (2) pp. 17-29. ISSN 0897-7186 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1300/J045v11n02_02 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Zechetmayr M

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1999Zechetmayr M, Swabey KJ, Hull A, 'Australian Health Education: Present Practices and Future Orientations', Sportonomics, 5, (1) pp. 43-52. ISSN 0947-4293 (1999) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zechetmayr M; Hull A

1998Zechetmayr M, Swabey KJ, 'Parallel Communication and Problem Solving with Young People on Suicidality', International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 7, (2) pp. 145-163. ISSN 0267-3843 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zechetmayr M

1997Mallett PJ, Swabey KJ, 'Public school professionals' understanding, perceptions & experiences of youth suicidal behaviour', Youth Studies Australia, 16, (2) pp. 41-49. ISSN 1038-2569 (1997) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Mallett PJ

1997Swabey KJ, Zechetmayr M, 'Youth Suicide - Reasons and Solutions', International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 33, (2) pp. 40-43. ISSN 1046-3380 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zechetmayr M

1997Swabey KJ, Zechetmayr M, 'Incest - Need for School Intervention Strategies', International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, 33, (2) pp. 27-31. ISSN 1046-3380 (1997) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zechetmayr M

1996Zechetmayr M, Swabey KJ, 'School Administrators and Sexual Abuse Prevention', International Studies in Education Administration, 24, (1) pp. 3-15. ISSN 1324-1702 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zechetmayr M

Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017F J, Pullen D, Swabey K, Carroll A, Lombard S, et al., 'Lifespan Development in an Educational Context: Edited Book', John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Australia, pp. 495. ISBN 9780730345619 (2017) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: F J; Pullen D; Lombard S; Heath A; Bown A

2015Hoffnung M, Hoffnung RJ, Seifert KL, Hine A, Ward L, et al., 'Lifespan Development', John Wiley & Sons, Queensland, Australia, pp. 920. ISBN 978-0-73031-470-7 (2015) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Burton Smith R

2013Hoffnung M, Hoffnung RJ, Seifert KL, Burton Smith R, Hine A, et al., 'Lifespan Development: A topical approach', John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Australia, pp. 553. ISBN 9780730301844 (2013) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Burton Smith R

2013Hoffnung M, Hoffnung RJ, Seifert KL, Burton-Smith R, Hine A, et al., 'Lifespan Development: A chronological approach', John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Australia, pp. 756. ISBN 9780730301783 (2013) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R

Chapter in Book

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Pullen D, F J, Bown A, Swabey K, 'Human development and health promotion', ifespan Development in an Educational Context: Edited Book, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, J F,D Pullen, K Swabey, A Carroll, S Lombard, A Heath, Y Isreal-Cohen, P O' Grady, MP Garate, A Bown (ed), Australia, pp. 434-445. ISBN 9780730345619 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Pullen D; F J; Bown A

2016Heath A, J-F, Swabey K, 'A framework to explore common incidents in secondary schools guided by content analysis', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 223-232. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Heath A; J-F

2016McCarthy R, Pittaway S, Swabey K, 'A Framework of Conditions Supporting Early Career Teacher Resilience and Creativity', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 249-260. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: McCarthy R; Pittaway S

2016Yorke A, Moltow D, Swabey K, 'The Role of Animals in the Values Development of Children', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 309-325. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Yorke A; Moltow D

2016Zehntner C, Swabey K, McMahon JA, 'Using stories to investigate, reflect on and raise social consciousness in a sporting culture', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 51-58. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Zehntner C; McMahon JA

2015Swabey K, 'The developing child and adolescent: Implications for learning', Learning to teach in the secondary school, Cambridge University Press, NL Weatherby-Fell (ed), 477 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne, Australia, pp. 39-50. ISBN 978-1-107-46180-2 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2013Swabey KJ, 'Child dDevelopment: Approaches to learning', Learning to teach in the primary school, Cambridge University Press, P. Hudson (ed), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1 - 18. ISBN 9781107672826 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

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2012Ang SC, Penney D, Swabey KJ, 'Pursuing social and emotional learning outcomes through sport education: A narrative account', Sport Education, Routledge, P Hastie (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 116-132. ISBN 978-0-415-78159-6 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2003Swabey KJ, Sullivan EC, 'Comparing Assessment of Preservice Teaching Practices Using Traditional and TGfU Instructional Models: Data from Australia and the United States', Teaching Games for Understanding in Physical Education and Sport: An International Perspective, NASPE Publications, J Butler, L Griffin, B Lombardo, R Nastasi (ed), Reston, VA, pp. 99-112. ISBN 0-88314-749-1 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Mainsbridge C, Swabey KJ, Cooley PD, 'Book Review of Sport Studies', Sport, education and society, 15, (3) pp. 388-390. (2010) [Review Single Work]

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Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Cooley PD

2008Swabey KJ, 'Book Review - Being Boys, Being Girls : Learning Masculinities and Femininities', Sport, Education and Society, 13, (4) pp. 501-502. (2008) [Other Review]

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Conference Publication

(37 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017F J, Fuller A, Pullen D, Swabey K, Wicking A, et al., 'Intentionally building resilience: a Tasmania study', AARE 2016 Proceedings, 27 November-1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1. ISSN 1324-9320 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: F J; Fuller A; Pullen D

2017F J, Pullen D, Swabey K, Wicking A, 'What makes the difference: Promoting resilience in school-aged students', Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives, 14-16 June 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 206. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: F J; Pullen D

2017Morrison CM, Swabey KJ, 'Staying BRiTE in Remote Schools and Communities: Embedding Resilience Promoting Content within Professional Experience Placements and within Community', AARE Conference Papers 2017, 26-30 November 2017, Canberra, Australia ISSN 1324-9320 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Morrison CM

2016F J, Pullen D, Swabey K, 'Resilience and its relationship to delinquent behaviours: a South Australian study', AARE 2016 Proceedings, 27 November-1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: F J; Pullen D

2016F J, Fuller A, Swabey K, O'Grady P, Adams K, et al., 'Resilience: A report on 100,000 Australian school students', AARE 2016 Proceedings, 27 November-1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: F J; Fuller A

2016J-F, Gillies R, Caroll A, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'The role of employment/training and its relationship to crime-free living through the voices of former Australian inmates', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-17. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D

2015J-F, Gyamtsho S, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'Capturing the voices of school drop-outs in Bhutan', AARE Conference Proceedings, 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2015, University of Notre Dame, pp. 1-11. ISSN 1324-9320 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D

2015J-F, Pullen D, Swabey K, Yang Y, 'A social context for adolescent use of mobile phones', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA2015), 11-14 February, Manila, Philippines, pp. 100-108. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D; Yang Y

2015Lombard S, F J, Swabey K, Pullen D, 'Developmentally classifying the endogenous and exogenous problems of children of addicted mothers', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 29 November - 3 December 2015, Fremantle, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lombard S; F J; Pullen D

2015Lombard SJ, J-F, Swaby K, Pullen D, 'Developmentally classifying the endogenous and exogenous problems of children of addicted mothers', The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, University of Notre Dame, pp. 1-33. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lombard SJ; J-F; Pullen D

2015J-F, Fuller A, Swabey K, Pullen D, Waldrip BG, et al., 'Resiliency among Australian school students: A report on 43,799 primary and secondary school students', AARE Conference Proceedings, 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2015, University of Notre Dame, pp. 1-14. ISSN 1324-9320 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D; Waldrip BG

2014Birch D, J-F, Swabey K, Pullen D, Yu J, 'A teacher's experience of supporting young asylum seekers in detention', Proceedings of the 2014 joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, 30 November - 4 December, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-15. ISSN 1324-9320 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D; Yu J

2014Heath A, Swabey K, J-F, 'Content and leximancer analysis as methodological tools to study formal school grievances: An archival study', Proceedings of the 2014 joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, 30 November - 4 December, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-5. ISSN 1324-9320 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Heath A; J-F

2014J-F, Gillies R, Carroll A, Swabey K, Pullen D, et al., 'The role of post-secondary education among ex-inmates living crime-free', Proceedings of the 2014 joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, 30 November - 4 December, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-14. ISSN 1324-9320 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: J-F; Pullen D; Fluck A; Yu J

2014Babaee M, Swabey KJ, Prosser M, 'A theoretical framework for use of e-portfolios: A combination of constructivism, SAL and the 3P model', Proceedings of IAC-ETeL 2014, 28 February - 1 March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-80-905442-3-9 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Prosser M

2011Swabey K, Salter S, Douglas T, 'It's all fun and games - Engaging first year human movement students', Congreso de la asociacion, 26-29 October 2010, A Coruna, Spain, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-84-614-9946-5 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Salter S; Douglas T

2010Salter S, Douglas T, Pittaway J, Swabey K, Capstick M, 'Games students play: Engaging first year tertiary students in linking and extending foundation material throught the use of a digital game', First Year in Higher Education Conference Proceedings 2010, 27-30 June 2010, Adelaide, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-74107-282-2 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Salter S; Douglas T; Pittaway J; Capstick M

2009Pedersen S, Swabey K, 'Upper and lower extremity processing in boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder', Creating Active Futures, 7-10 July 2009, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 245-256. ISBN 978-1-74107-286-0 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pedersen S

2009Swabey KJ, Bennett JA, Nicholson K, Morse D, McWhirter E, et al., 'Social and Emotional Health Programs: Do They Work?', Creating Active Futures, 7-10 July 2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 167-174. ISBN 978-1-74107-286-0 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Morse D; McWhirter E

2006Andrew RG, Beswick K, Swabey KJ, 'Repertoires for Diversity: Effective pedagogies for inclusive practice', AARE 2005 Conference Proceedings, December 2005, Paramatta, Sydney EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Andrew RG; Beswick K

2006Swabey KJ, 'Teachers' stories: Implementing a new HPE curriculum', Department of Sport Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, 5-8 July, Jyvaskyla, Finland, pp. 87. ISBN 951-39-2550-1 (2006) [Conference Edited]

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2006Swabey KJ, 'Anna's story: Inclusion in the secondary school physical education setting', Department of Sport Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, 5-8 July, Jyvaskyla, Finland, pp. 155. ISBN 951-39-2550-1 (2006) [Conference Edited]

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2005Philpott T, Swabey KJ, 'Teaching for Understanding in Human Movement', 4-7 January, 2005, Hawaii, USA EJ ISSN 1541-5880 (2005) [Conference Edited]

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2005Pryce-Jones R, Swabey KJ, 'Metaphorically speaking using Metaphors in Pre-Service Health & Physical Education Teacher Preparation', AIESEP, 17-20 November, 2005, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 216. (2005) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Pryce-Jones R

2005Swabey KJ, Pryce-Jones R, French KA, 'The Essential Learning Framework in Tasmania: Teacher's practice in implementing a new curriculum in HPE', AIESEP, 17-20 November, 2005, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 204. (2005) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Pryce-Jones R; French KA

2002Pryce-Jones R, Swabey KJ, 'Bachelor of human movement, health & physical education teaching: the first year teaching experience', AIESEP Conference Proceedings, October, Spain EJ (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pryce-Jones R

2002Swabey KJ, 'The 1992 Senate Inquiry - analysis of submissions and interviews by key personnel', AARE Brisbane 2002, December, Brisbane EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Swabey KJ, Butler A, 'The Health and Physical Education Curriculum: Teachers' Concerns and Perceptions of Implementation Issues', Interaction for healthy solutions, July, Launceston EJ (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Butler A

2001Swabey KJ, Pryce-Jones R, 'Human Movement Mentoring', Facing Change, 2000, Rockhampton, pp. 2.72-2.76. ISBN 0-9579809-0-6 (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pryce-Jones R

2000Swabey KJ, 'The Senate Report - The Tasmanian and Victorian Connections', AARE Sydney 2000, 4-7 December 2000, Sydney, pp. 215. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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2000Swabey KJ, Pryce-Jones R, 'Human Movement Mentoring', World Sport Science Congress, 3-6 September 2000, Yeppoon, Queensland, pp. 64. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pryce-Jones R

2000Swabey KJ, Wheatley R, 'The effect of participation in a manipulative skill program on the manipulative skill performance of preparatory and grade 3 students', 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress, 7-12 September 2000, Brisbane, pp. 75. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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1999Cooley PD, Swabey KJ, Skinner J, 'Coaches' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Use of Weight Control Techniques for Their Athletes', Proceedings of the ICHPER-SD 42nd World Congress, 1-7 July 1999, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 1 - 8. (1999) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD; Skinner J

1999Swabey KJ, Gillespie K, 'The Inclusion Policy in Practice During Physical Education', 1999 ICHPER-SA 42nd World Congress, 1 - 7 July 1999, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 1-4. (1999) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Swabey KJ, Kirk D, Carson T, 'Physical Education Defined', Research in Education: Does it Count?, November 1998, Adelaide, pp. 96. (1998) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Swabey KJ, Stackhouse M, 'The Implementation and Influence of a Perceptual-Motor Program on a Kindergarten', Key into Life, January 1998, Adelaide, pp. 169-171. ISBN 1863520155 (1998) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Swabey KJ, Yeo SM, 'The Effect of an Adapted Version of a Structured Motor Program on Kindergarten Children's Perceptual Motor Skills', Key into Life, January 1998, pp. 172-174. ISBN 1863520155 (1998) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Cooley PD, Swabey KJ, 'Teaching Practices of Sexuality and Relationships Education in Tasmanian Schools', Department of Health and Human Services, Hobart, 1 (2009) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2005Andrew RG, Beswick K, Swabey KJ, Barrett MS, Bridge DJ, 'Repertoires for diversity: Effective literacy and numeracy in inclusive schools', Tasmanian Department of Educations, the Catholic Education Office - Assoc. of Independent Schools (2005) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Andrew RG; Beswick K; Barrett MS; Bridge DJ

1996Swabey KJ, 'TCE PE 817 Sports Science 95 Examination Report', Tasmanian School Assessment Board (1996) [Contract Report]

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1995Swabey KJ, 'KNSP - Physical Training Instructor Course Critique', AMC Search Limited, Launceston (1995) [Contract Report]

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1995Swabey KJ, 'TCE PE 817 Sports Science 1994 Examination Report', Tasmanian School Assessment Board (1995) [Consultants Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Swabey KJ, 'The 1992 Australian Senate Inquiry into Physical and Sport Education: Representations of the Field' (2006) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017F J, Pullen DL, Swabey KJ, 'Teachers often the first respondents to student anxiety', EducationHQ News, EducationHQ Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 2017, 24 April 2017, p. 38957. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: F J; Pullen DL

2017F J, Pullen DL, Swabey KJ, 'Student driven violence is a hidden and growing problem: What can be done about it?', EducationHQ News, EducationHQ Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 2017, 24 May 2017, p. 39572. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: F J; Pullen DL

2003Swabey KJ, 'Men's Health', Towards Unity for Health, The Netherlands, 22, 2 (2003) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Associate Professor Swabey's supervisions are broadly focussed around her research areas of: social and emotional wellbeing, student preparedness for teacher education, and educational psychology, particularly human development, however, her expertise in qualitative research methodology relating to grounded theory using interviews and questionnaires also sees her involved as a co-supervisor on a wide range of topics. Currently, Assoc. Prof. Swabey supervises both EdD and PhD candidates.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$639,174

Projects

Improving Regional Low SES Students' Learning and Wellbeing (2015 - 2018)$571,174
Description
This study aims to address the learning and wellbeing needs of over 8000 predominantly low SES students in regional Australia through researching the conditions that enable refinement and extension of a successful curricular and wellbeing program. This student cohorts current low educational performance has significant negative effects on individual employment prospects and broader national productivity. Their under-achievement and disengagement from schooling also contribute to many antisocial, harmful short- and long-term outcomes for individuals, with significant health and other costs to the broader community. The research has the potential to impact positively on these current outcomes and be applicable to other like settings.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($424,174)
Collaborators
Anglicare Tasmania ($70,000); Bendigo South East College ($3,500); Crusoe Secondary 7-10 College ($3,500); Department of Education and Training Victoria ($56,000); Eaglehawk Secondary College ($3,500); Northern Bay P-12 College ($7,000); Weeroona College Bendigo ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
Deakin University
Research Team
Prain V; Swabey KJ; Tytler R; Deed C; Meyers Noel; Blake D; Muir T; Farrelly C; Mooney A; Thomas DP
Period
2015 - 2018
Grant Reference
LP150100558
Incorporating Newcomers into a Community of Practice: Investigating Issues of School Culture, Socialisation and Professional Expertise for Beginning Teachers (2008)$8,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swabey KJ; Castleton GE
Year
2008
Mapping safe sex teaching in Tasmanian schools (2007)$10,000
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooker RA; Swabey KJ; Cooley PD
Year
2007
Effective teaching and learning practices for students with learning difficulties initiatives (2003 - 2004)$50,000
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($50,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andrew RG; Beswick K; Barrett MS; Bridge D; Myhill ME; Swabey KJ
Period
2003 - 2004

Research Supervision

Current

14

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Effect of Proactive Inhibition in Maths Education2006
PhDCreativity, Resilience and Pre-service Teacher Education: Perceptions and Practice2010
EdD"Behind the Screen: The Internet Playground" Cyberbullying in Secondary Schools: Its impact on school communities2011
EdDAn Investigation of Explicit Teaching in Practice2011
PhDPerceptions, Perspectives and Practice: Identifying and supporting adolescent academic underachievers in the classroom2012
PhDThe Role of E-Portfolios in Higher Education: The experience of pre-service teachers2013
PhDPositive Affect and its Impact on Improving Student Learning Outcomes2015
PhDThe Development of a Conceptual and Pedagogical Model for Teaching Justice, as a Skilled Practice, to School Students2015
MastersAn Exploratory Study of Education Policy and School Dropout in Bhutan2015
PhDEducational Transition, Disadvantage and Adolescent Identity Development: Measuring change using the identitygram approach2015
PhDPerceptions and Practices of Self-Initiated Professional Learning in Fijian Secondary Schools2016
PhDIncreasing Educational Outcomes through Resilience in low SES Communities: Exploring reciprocal relationship2017
PhDThe Impacts of Leadership Styles on the Retention Rates of New Scheme Teachers: Strategies for retention2017
PhDHow Prepared are Principals for the Task of Leadership in Faith Based Schools?2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
EdDA Case Study Investigation of Support Processes and Interventions for Potential Ogre Behaviours in Tasmanian Secondary Schools
Candidate: Anne Lynette Heath
2017
PhDEducation for Ethics: Investigating the contribution of animal studies to fostering ethical understanding in children
Candidate: Amanda Jean Yorke
2016
PhDScience Fiction Texts, Gender and Transformation
Candidate: Matthew John Coleman
2016
PhDThe Way That Things Are Done Around Here: An investigation into the organisational and social structures that influence coach learning
Candidate: Christopher Hans Jakob Zehntner
2016
PhDBridging the language/culture divide:Fostering international understanding and collaboration to address issues of global concern
Candidate: Sandra Ann Zicus
2015
PhDRethinking Sport Teaching in Physical Education
Candidate: Shane Andrew Pill
2012