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Jenny McMahon

UTAS Home Associate Professor Jenny McMahon

Jenny McMahon

Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education (Curriculum & Pedagogy).

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Dr McMahon has excelled in multiple domains across her academic work which has led her to win the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (2020) for her contribution to research and the community. Internationally, she is the first researcher to develop and publish evidence-based abuse education which resulted in her receiving international recognition by being awarded ‘research of the year’ in 2019. Within the university, she has won multiple awards for her teaching and research.  Dr McMahon has also have been successful in attracting competitive funding which is attributable to her ability to conceptualise, lead and manage research projects, and to work effectively with colleagues from varied disciplines, countries, and contexts. As ethics coordinator and a member of the UTAS social science ethics committee [2018-2020], she was influential in initiating change in autoethnographic research policy and procedures.

An overview of Dr McMahon's research.

Dr Jenny McMahon is an award-winning researcher, teacher and former elite athlete, having won numerous international medals. Her research is focused on abuse in sport, athlete wellbeing, education interventions centring on abuse and coach education. She has used leading qualitative methodologies and evaluations into her research on abuse in sport which has foregrounded athlete and coach first-hand experiences.

She has conducted quality research in the area of abuse, athlete protection, effects of abuse post-sport, coach education and education interventions on abuse. She has also devised, implemented and assessed education interventions on abuse in sport. Not only has Dr McMahon shown leading academic expertise in these areas, but she brings ‘insider’ knowledge as a former elite athlete. She has worked with numerous sporting organisation both during and prior to her academic career.

See 1990 Commonwealth Games Aquatic Results.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2010) 'Exposure and Effect: An investigation into a culture of body pedagogies', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • BEd (Hons) (2007) 'Slim to win: An autoethnography from an Australian elite swimmer', James Cook University, Australia
  • CertIV Training & Assessment (2013), Training and Education Institute Australiasia, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

Teaching

Dr McMahon contributes to teaching in Bachelor of Education (early childhood); Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Post-graduate Education degree programs.

Teaching expertise

Dr McMahon is an award-winning teacher. During her time at University of Tasmania, she has been awarded the Vice Chancellor Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning,’and Teaching Merit Certificates for three consecutive years.

Dr McMahon currently teaches in both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs. She is currently the Unit coordinator for EPR240  (Introduction to health and physical education).

Teaching responsibility

EPA960/ESH714 - Understanding Educational Inquiry

EPA961/ESH708 - Foundations of Educational Research

ESH240 - Introduction to Health and Physical Education

Research Invitations

Over the last five years, Dr McMahon has been invited to present her research as well as her athletic experiences on a number of occasions. Two notable presentations include:

  • December (2020), Dr McMahon was invited by the International Olympic Committee [IOC] to conduct a keynote presentation to all National Olympic Committees [NOC] in the Oceania region as well as other relevant sporting stakeholders where she addressed athlete maltreatment and how her development of evidence-based abuse education is key to protecting athletes.
  • September (2016), As the first researcher in sport internationally to create and publish research as a docudrama in a Q1 research journal, Dr McMahon was invited to conduct a keynote workshop on ‘docudrama’ at the 2016 Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health conference.

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Expertise

    Dr McMahon’s research career spans 15 years with the impetus of her research stemming from her own athletic experiences as an international swimmer. She has excelled in multiple research domains. Internationally, she is the first researcher to develop and publish evidence-based abuse education research which resulted in her receiving international recognition by being awarded research of the year (2019).

    Dr McMahon’s research focuses on two complementary themes which include:

  • athlete maltreatment and preventive measures, and
  • the development and advancement of qualitative methods and novel research methodologies to foreground athletes’ abuse experiences (e.g., Autoethnography, Creative Analytical Practices).

Collaboration

As the only abuse sport researcher in Tasmania, it has been essential that Dr McMahon build and sustain international research collaborations. The impact of her international research collaborations with several universities including, Laurentian University Canada, Gothenburg University Sweden and Edge Hill University for instance can be exemplified through published research resulting in more than 40 publications, grants (with the International Olympic Committee), and speaking invitations (e.g., with Gothenburg University).

Awards

    Dr McMahon’s commitment to preventing athlete maltreatment has been notably commended.

    In 2019, her research on educating parents of children in sport about abuse (i.e., the first published evidence-based abuse education internationally) was chosen for the “Outstanding Paper of the Year Award” by the Northern America Sociology of Sport Association [see McMahon, Knight, & McGannon, 2018) [see https://nasss.org/awards/outstanding-ssj-article-award/]. Dr McMahon’s research was chosen out of 37 papers which were shortlisted as being outstanding.

    Dr McMahon has received the highest national honour for her commitment to ‘athlete protection’ through her research and service to sport. In the Australian honours system, Medal of the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

    Dr McMahon has received internal recognition from the University of Tasmania on two separate occasions for her high-quality research output, and her outstanding contribution to research by being awarded a ‘faculty research award.’

Current projects

Dr McMahon’s latest research has centred on the external funding she received in a Chief Investigator role through the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 2020/2021. This research was chosen from 114 other researchers’ applications who reside in 23 countries and 5 continents (see https://www.olympic.org/news/2020-2021-advanced-olympic-research-grants-awarded). Dr McMahon’s research was successfully implemented across three countries (i.e., England, Canada, Australia) and in three different sports (i.e., soccer, swimming, rowing) with both coaches and athletes.

Fields of Research

  • Other education (399999)
  • Sport and exercise psychology (520107)
  • Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy (390111)
  • Sociology of culture (441008)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy (390199)
  • Specialist studies in education (390499)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Sociology (441099)
  • Social change (441004)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Gender, sexuality and education (390406)
  • Education systems (390399)
  • Sport and leisure management (350405)
  • Sport and exercise nutrition (321006)
  • Special education and disability (390411)
  • Gender relations (440504)
  • Arts and cultural policy (470201)
  • Sociology of education (390203)
  • Applied and developmental psychology (520199)
  • Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy (390101)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment (441001)

Research Objectives

  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Social ethics (130304)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Sport, exercise and recreation (130699)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)
  • Gender aspects in education (160202)
  • Organised sports (130602)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) (200599)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)
  • Exercise (130601)
  • Social structure and health (200207)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)

Publications

Dr McMahon’s research is award-winning in the specific areas of athlete maltreatment, abuse education, athlete health and self-management of abuse.

The impact of Dr McMahon’s international reputation in research is further evidenced by her membership on three highly regarded international journal editorial boards within the field of sport, sport sociology and exercise which include: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health Journal; European Journal for Sport and Society; and Sport Coaching Review. She is also an executive board member of the International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (QRSE).

Total publications

80

Journal Article

(48 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021McGannon KR, McMahon J, '(Re)Storying embodied running and motherhood: a creative nonfiction approach', Sport Education and Society ISSN 1357-3322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1942821 [eCite] [Details]

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2021McMahon JA, McGannon KR, ' I hurt myself because it sometimes helps': former athletes' embodied emotion responses to abuse using self-injury', Sport, Education and Society, 26, (2) pp. 161-174 . ISSN 1470-1243 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2019.1702940 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2021McMahon JA, McGannon KR, Palmer C, 'Body shaming and associated practices as abuse: athlete entourage as perpetrators of abuse', Sport, Education and Society pp. 1-14. ISSN 1357-3322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1890571 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Palmer C

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2021Zehntner C, McMahon J, McGannon KR, 'Gender order through social censure: an examination of social exclusion in sport coaching', Sport Education and Society pp. 1-12. ISSN 1357-3322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1979506 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2020McGannon KR, Pomerleau-Fontaine L, McMahon J, 'Extreme sport, identity, and well-being: a case study and narrative approach to elite skyrunning', Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4, (S1) pp. S1-8-S1-16. ISSN 2470-4857 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/cssep.2019-0031 [eCite] [Details]

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2020McMahon J, McGannon KR, 'The athlete-doctor relationship: power, complicity, resistance and accomplices in recycling dominant sporting ideologies', Sport Education and Society, 25, (1) pp. 57-69. ISSN 1357-3322 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2018.1561434 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 14

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2020McMahon J, McGannon KR, 'Acting out what is inside of us: self-management strategies of an abused ex-athlete', Sports Management Review, 23, (1) pp. 28-38. ISSN 1441-3523 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2019.03.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 10

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2020McMahon J, Zehntner C, McGannon KR, Lang M, 'The fast-tracking of one elite athlete swimmer into a swimming coaching role: a practice contributing to the perpetuation and recycling of abuse in sport?', European Journal for Sport and Society, 17, (3) pp. 265-284. ISSN 1613-8171 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/16138171.2020.1792076 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2019McGannon KR, L Estrange M, McMahon JA, 'The role of ultrarunning in drug and alcohol addiction recovery: an autobiographic study of athlete journeys', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 46 Article 101585. ISSN 1469-0292 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.101585 [eCite] [Details]

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2019McGannon KR, McMahon JA, 'Understanding female athlete disordered eating and recovery through narrative turning points in autobiographies', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 40 pp. 42-50. ISSN 1469-0292 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.09.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

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2019McGannon KR, Tatarnic E, McMahon J, 'The Long and Winding Road: An Autobiographic Study of an Elite Athlete Mother's Journey to Winning Gold', Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31, (4) pp. 385-404. ISSN 1041-3200 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2018.1512535 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1

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2019McMahon J, McGannon KR, Zehntner C, '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, 24, (3) pp. 283-297. ISSN 1357-3322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2017.1348941 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2019McMahon J, Wiltshire G, McGannon KR, Rayner C, 'Children with autism in a sport and physical activity context: a collaborative autoethnography by two parents outlining their experiences', Sport, Education and Society, 25, (9) pp. 1002-1014. ISSN 1470-1243 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2019.1680535 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Rayner C

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2019Zehntner C, McGannon KR, McMahon J, 'Control, consent and complicity in the coaching of elite women's cycling in Australia: a media analysis', Sport Education and Society, 24, (5) pp. 520-532. ISSN 1357-3322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2017.1417257 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2019Zehntner C, McMahon J, 'Power and knowledge in a coach mentoring program', Sports Coaching Review, 8, (1) pp. 62-68. ISSN 2164-0629 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2018.1480736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2019Zehntner C, McMahon J, McGannon KR, 'An intensive longitudinal investigation of a parent-coach's practices and strategies in action'; challenges and opportunities', Sports Coaching Review Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 2164-0629 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2019.1590082 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2018Barker-Ruchti N, Schubring A, Aarresola O, Kerr R, Grahn K, et al., 'Producing success: a critical analysis of athlete development governance in six countries', International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10, (2) pp. 215-234. ISSN 1940-6940 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2017.1348381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 30

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2018McGannon KR, McMahon JA, Gonsolves CA, 'Juggling motherhood and sport: A qualitative study of the negotiation of competitive recreational athlete mother identities', Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 36 pp. 41-49. ISSN 1469-0292 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.01.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2018McGannon KR, McMahon JA, Price J, '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, 16, (6) pp. 670-687. ISSN 1612-197X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2017.1313296 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2018McMahon JA, Knight C, McGannon KR, 'Educating parents of children in sport about abuse using narrative pedagogy', Sociology of Sport Journal, 35, (4) pp. 314-323. ISSN 0741-1235 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2017-0186 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8

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2017MacDonald A, McMahon J, '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 Pos-Graduacao em Arte, 16, (2) pp. 373-396. ISSN 2447-2484 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

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2017McGannon KR, McMahon J, Gonsalves CA, 'Mother runners in the blogosphere: a discursive psychological analysis of online recreational athlete identities', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 28 pp. 125-135. ISSN 1469-0292 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.11.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

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2017McMahon J, Barker-Ruchti N, '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, 22, (2) pp. 157-174. ISSN 1357-3322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1013463 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 12

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2017McMahon J, MacDonald A, Owton H, '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, 9, (4) pp. 403-417. ISSN 2159-676X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2017.1311279 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: MacDonald A

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2017McMahon J, McGannon K, 'Re-immersing into elite swimming culture: a meta-autoethnography by a former elite swimmer', Sociology of Sport Journal, 34, (3) pp. 223-234. ISSN 0741-1235 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2016-0134 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

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2017McMahon J, Zehntner C, McGannon K, '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, 9, (5) pp. 546-553. ISSN 2159-676X (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2017.1340328 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2017McMahon JA, McGannon KR, Zehntner C, 'Slim to win: an ethnodrama of three elite swimmers' 'presentation of self' in relation to a dominant cultural ideology', Sociology of Sport Journal, 34, (2) pp. 108-123. ISSN 0741-1235 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2015-0166 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2016McGannon K, McMahon J, 'Media representations and athlete identities: Examining benefits for sport psychology', QMiP Bulletin, (22) pp. 43-51. ISSN 2044-0820 (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2016McGannon KR, McMahon J, Schinke RJ, Gonsalves CA, 'Understanding Athlete Mother Transition in cultural context: a media analysis of Kim Clijsters' tennis comeback and self-identity implications', Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6, (1) pp. 20-34. ISSN 2157-3905 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/spy0000079 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4

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2016McMahon J, Barker-Ruchti N, 'The media's role in transmitting a cultural ideology and the effect on the general public', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8, (2) pp. 131-146. ISSN 2159-676X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2015.1121912 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2016McMahon J, McGannon R, 'Whose stories matter? Re-vising, reflecting and re-discovering a researcher's embodied experience as a narrative inquirer', Sport Education and Society, 21, (1) pp. 96-113. ISSN 1357-3322 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1076779 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5

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2016McMahon JA, Franklin R, McGannon KR, 'Body classification in sport: A collaborative autoethnography by two female athletes', Psychology of Women Section Review, 18, (2) pp. 48-58. ISSN 1466-3724 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016McMahon JA, McGannon KR, 'Do what (S)HE says and you will be a champion: poetic representations and the unmuting of my swimmer body', Qualitative Inquiry, 23, (6) pp. 411-415. ISSN 1077-8004 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1077800416672695 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2016Penney D, McMahon J, 'High-performance sport, learning and culture: new horizons for sport pedagogues?', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21, (1) pp. 81-88. ISSN 1740-8989 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2015.1072511 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2015McMahon JA, Penney D, 'Sporting parents on the pool deck: Living out a sporting culture?', Qualitative research in sport, exercise in health, 7, (2) pp. 153-169. ISSN 2159-676X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2014.901985 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

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2014McMahon J, Zehntner C, 'Shifting perspectives: Transitioning from coach centered to athlete centered', Journal of Athlete Centered Coaching, 1, (2) pp. 1-19. ISSN 2329-2202 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2014McMahon JA, Dinan Thompson M, 'Health and physical education and the online tertiary environment at two universities: Preservice teachers' perceived 'readiness' to teach HPE', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (3) Article 6. ISSN 0313-5373 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n3.4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2014Zehntner C, McMahon J, '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, 3, (2) pp. 145-161. ISSN 2164-0629 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2015.1051883 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2013McMahon J, Penney D, 'Body pedagogies, coaching and culture: three Australian swimmers' lived experiences', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 18, (3) pp. 317-335. ISSN 1740-8989 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2012.666786 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 21

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2013McMahon JA, 'The use of narrative in coach education: The effort on short and long-term practice', Sports Coaching Review, 2, (1) pp. 33-48. ISSN 2164-0629 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2013.836922 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2013McMahon JA, Huntly HE, '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, 38, (4) pp. 31-49. ISSN 0313-5373 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n4.2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2013McMahon JA, Penney D, 'Using narrative as a tool to locate and challenge pre service teacher bodies in health and physical education', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38, (1) Article 8. ISSN 0313-5373 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n1.4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2013Zehntner C, McMahon JA, '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, 18, (3) pp. 1-21. ISSN 2159-676X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2013.809376 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

Co-authors: Zehntner C

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2012McMahon J, Penney D, Dinan-Thompson M, ''Body practises - exposure and effect of a sporting culture?' Stories from three Australian swimmers', Sport Education and Society, 17, (2) pp. 181-206. ISSN 1357-3322 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.607949 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 55

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2012McMahon JA, Penney D, '(Self-) surveillance and (self-) regulation: living by fat numbers within and beyond a sporting culture', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 5, (2) pp. 157-178. ISSN 2159-676X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2012.712998 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33

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2011McMahon J, Dinan-Thompson M, ''Body work - Regulation of a swimmer body': An autoethnography from an Australian elite swimmer', Sport Education and Society, 16, (1) pp. 35-50. ISSN 1357-3322 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.531960 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 37

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2011McMahon J, Penney D, 'Empowering swimmers and their bodies in and through research', Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, 3, (2) pp. 130-151. ISSN 2159-676X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2159676x.2011.572176 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29

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2008McMahon JA, Dinan-Thompson M, 'A Malleable Body - Revelations from an elite Australian swimmer', Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 55, (1) pp. 23-28. ISSN 1445-8918 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021McGannon KR, McMahon J, L'Estrange M, 'A Cultural Perspective on Growth Following Adversity: Using Autobiography to Understand Addiction Recovery through Sport', Growth Following Adversity in Sport, Routledge, R Wadey, M Day, & K Howells (ed), London, pp. 75-87. ISBN 9780367223816 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9781003058021 [eCite] [Details]

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2020McGannon KR, McMahon J, 'Sport Media Research: Examining the Benefits for Sport Injury Psychology and Beyond', Sport Injury Psychology: Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations, Routledge, R Wadey (ed), New York, USA, pp. 25-35. ISBN 9780367854997 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780367854997-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2020McMahon J, 'Eating disorders and disordered eating: the hidden role of sporting organisations and how the cycle can be broken', Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare, Routledge, M Lang (ed), London, UK, pp. 163-172. ISBN 9780429201745 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780429201745-19 [eCite] [Details]

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2020McMahon J, McGannon KR, ''Slim-to-Win' to Injury: How Swimmers' are Engaging with 'Health Risk' Culture due to Entrenched Body Ideals', Sport Injury Psychology: Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations, Routledge, R Wadey (ed), New York, USA, pp. 74-84. ISBN 9780367854997 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780367854997-7 [eCite] [Details]

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2019McGannon KR, McMahon J, Zenthner C, 'Working within culturally diverse environments: The role of discourse in identity construction and implications for coaching', Professional advances in sports coaching: Research and practice, Routledge, RR Thelwell & M Dicks (ed), London, pp. 62-77. ISBN 9780815381228 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9781351210980 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Kezabu K, McMahon J, Kember D, Hill AM, '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, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 139-148. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_14 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kezabu K; Kember D; Hill AM

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2018McGannon KR, McMahon JA, 'Mommy blogging: Understanding athlete-mother identities in a running community using discursive psychological analysis', Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity, Routledge, A Bundon (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 109-124. ISBN 9781138235533 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018McMahon J, 'Will to win: the darker side of elite sport', Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice, Taylor & Francis Ltd, J Piggin, L Mansfield, M Weed (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 464-474. ISBN 9781138943087 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018McMahon J, 'Exposure and Effect: An Investigation into a Culture of Body Pedagogies', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 243-250. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_24 [eCite] [Details]

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2016McMahon J, 'Creative Analytical Practices', Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Routledge, B Smith, AC Sparkes (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 302-315. ISBN 9781138792487 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016McMahon J, Smith B, 'Ivor Goodson: Narrative coach learning and pedagogy', Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application, Routledge, L Nelson, R Groom, P Potrac (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 123-133. ISBN 9781138816572 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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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) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Zehntner C; Swabey K

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012McMahon JA, Zehntner CH, 'The Sociology of Sports Coaching', Sport Education and Society, 17, (2) pp. 287-289. ISSN 1357-3322 (2012) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2012.652382 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zehntner CH

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2011McMahon JA, 'Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic' - Governing bodies', Sport, Education and Society, 16, (4) pp. 549-551. (2011) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.595168 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
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2016Zehntner C, McMahon J, 'Using short looping video to develop demonstrations of skill, reflective skills and advanced pedagogical practice in a Heath and Physical Education teacher education program', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-18. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014McMahon JA, 'Two elite swimmers' presentation of self' through Instagram and Twitter and how they might re-produce, negotiate or contest dominant discourse: A sensory presentation', QRSE2014 Conference Programme, 01 September 2014, Loughborough University, UK, pp. 19. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014McMahon JA, 'Gender assimilation in the name of performance: Three adolescent female athletes' experiences in a sporting culture', QRSE2014 Conference Programme, 01 September 2014, Loughborough University, UK, pp. 33. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Zehntner CH, McMahon JA, 'How narrative became a useful tool in reconstructing coaching identity', AARE Conference Proceedings, 30 November- 3 December, University of Technology, Queensland ISSN 1324-9320 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2012McMahon JA, 'PE: It's just me', AARE Conference Proceedings, 2- 6 December, Sydney ISSN 1324-9320 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2010McMahon J, Penney D, 'Living by fat numbers: Exposure and effect of corporealism in a sporting culture? Stories from three Australian swimmers', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne, pp. 1-15. (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009McMahon JA, 'Body work - regulation of a swimmer body: an autoethnography from an Australian elite swimmer', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference, 30 November - 4 December 2008, Brisbane, pp. 1-24. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(11 outputs)
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2021McMahon J, 'Jennifer McMahon shares her story of pain after years of abuse on Australian swimming team', The Daily Telegraph, News Corp Australia, Sydney, Australia, 16 May 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021McMahon J, 'Athletes reveal wave of abuse: interview with David Riccio', The Daily Telegraph, Australia (2021) [Media Interview]

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2020McMahon JA, 'What happens when a sporting culture that normalises abuse leaves a long-lasting legacy on your life and the life of countless others? Interview with John Bonasera and Tiffany Bonasera', SportsParenthood, Australia (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020McMahon JA, 'Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division)', Governor-General of Australia, Australia (2020) [Award]

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2019McMahon J, Knight C, McGannon KR, 'Sociology of Sport Journal Outstanding Article Award', The Northern American Sociology of Sport Association, USA (2019) [Award]

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2016McMahon JA, 'Research Merit Certificate for Very Good Contribution', Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Award]

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2015McMahon J, 'International qualitative research in sport exercise, and health conference', Psychology of Women Section Review, The British Psychological Society, United Kingdom, pp. 78-80. (2015) [Report Other]

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2015McMahon J, 'Research Merit Certificate for Very Good Contribution', Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia (2015) [Award]

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2014McMahon JA, 'Young athletes feeling pressure', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Launceston, Tasmania, June 27, 2014, p. 16. (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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2013McMahon JA, 'New warning over swimmers' diet', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia, 15 February 2014 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013McMahon JA, 'Former swimmers pay price for negative culture', Research to Reality, UTAS, Australia, 2013, December (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Traditionally, worldwide funding in sport research has been performance focused (e.g., athlete competitive advantage), however, in the last three years funding bodies (e.g., IOC) have begun to fund research on athlete maltreatment and preventative measures. Dr McMahon has successfully secured external funding from the International Olympic Committee which will be widely disseminated to sporting organizations and child protections agencies worldwide relating to evidence-based abuse education and preventing athlete maltreatment.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$31,631

Projects

Athlete- and Coach-led education for teaching about abuse and neglect: Researching the process, experiences and outcomes. (2020)$15,971
Description
This proposed research centres on investigating the implementation, outcomes and transferability of an athlete and coach led abuse education program, which teaches athletes and coaches about neglect, as well as emotional and physical abuse and the effects of these forms of maltreatment. Our study is grounded in narrative inquiry and will use narrative analysis in order to answer the research questions.
Funding
International Olympic Committee ($15,971)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McMahon JA; Zehntner CH; McGannon KR; Lang M
Year
2020
The British Psychological Society - Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference - Nov 2015 (2015)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McMahon JA
Year
2015
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' (2013)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McMahon JA
Year
2013
Using Narrative Ethnography to Intercept Body Pedagogies in Australian Swimming Culture (2011)$4,160
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,160)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McMahon JA
Year
2011

Research Supervision

Jenny has extensive expertise with qualitative research projects. She has supervised a number of honours projects and PhD projects. Specifically, she has unique expertise in narrative research; autoethnography; and creative analytical practices.

Current

2

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDChildren and Adolescents with Autism: Sporting experiences, barriers and opportunities2018
PhDThe Past and Present of University-Based Paramedic Education2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDIntersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Place-Based Education: Possibilities for new visions of sustainability education in Uganda
Candidate: Kevin Lubuulwa Kezabu
2018
PhDIntertwined: An investigation into Becoming an Artist and Teacher
Candidate: Abbey Jean MacDonald
2014