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Lisette Burrows

Professor
BPhEd. BA, PGDip (Education), PhD
lisette_burrowsTel 64 3 479-8389
Email lisette.burrows@otago.ac.nz

Background

Lisette is a Professor in Health and Physical Education Pedagogy and has been a member of staff since 1991. After completing her undergraduate and PGDip Arts (with distinction) degrees at University of Otago, she obtained her doctorate from University of Wollongong.

She is on the editorial Board of Sport Education and Society and editor of the refereed section of New Zealand's Physical Educator. She is past-President of Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) and member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) and the British Educational Research Association (BERA).

Teaching

Research

Lisette's research draws on poststructural theoretical tools and insights from the sociology of education, sociology of youth, curriculum studies and cultural studies to explore the place and meaning of physical culture and health in young people’s lives. She is also interested in the ways health imperatives expressed at policy and government level are taken up and responded to in community contexts. She has published work on gender, ethnicity and disability in school-based physical education and young New Zealanders constructions of health and fitness. Her current research focuses on critical interrogations of obesity discourse and understanding the impact new health imperatives have on young people's sense of their bodies and 'selves'. She has become increasingly fascinated with the ways families are drawn into health enhancing projects both in public health and school-based pedagogies

Lisette’s work has been funded by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, University of Otago, Australian Research Council, Sport and Recreation New Zealand, Social Science and Humanities Research Council and Fulbright New Zealand.

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Publications

Burrows, L. (2010). 'Kiwi kids are Weet-Bix™ kids'—body matters in childhood. Sport, Education & Society, 15(2), 235-251. doi: 10.1080/13573321003683919

Burrows, L. (2009). Pedagogizing families through obesity discourse. In J. Wright & V. Harwood (Eds.), Biopolitics and the 'obesity epidemic': Governing bodies. (pp. 127-140). New York: Routledge.

Wright, J., & Burrows, L. (2006). Re-conceiving ability in physical education: A social analysis. Sport, Education & Society, 11(3), 275-291.

Burrows, L., & Wright, J. (2007). Prescribing practices: Shaping healthy children in schools. International Journal of Children's Rights, 15, 83-98.

Burrows, L., & McCormack (2011). Sporting fat: Youth sport and the obesity 'epidemic'. In S. Dagkas & K. Armour (Eds.), Inclusion and exclusion through youth sport. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Burrows, L., McLachlan, F., & Spowart, L. (2012). The dissertation. In K. Armour & D. MacDonald (Eds.), Research methods in physical education and youth sport. (pp. 347-586). Routledge.

Burrows, L., & McCormack (2011). Sporting fat: Youth sport and the obesity 'epidemic'. In S. Dagkas & K. Armour (Eds.), Inclusion and exclusion through youth sport. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2011). Thinking with attitude. In S. Brown (Ed.), Issues and controversies in physical education: Policy, power and pedagogy. North Shore City, New Zealand: Pearson Education.

Burrows, L. (2010). 'Building castles in the sand': Community, context and physical culture. In J. Wright & D. MacDonald (Eds.), Young people, physical activity and the everyday. (pp. 162-174). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Wright, J., MacDonald, D., Burrows, L., Atencio, M., Knez, K., Laverty, J., … Pang, B. (2010). Reflections on methodological issues: Lessons learned from the Life Activity projects. In J. Wright & D. MacDonald (Eds.), Young people, physical activity and the everyday. (pp. 197-209). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2010). Push play every day: New Zealand children's constructions of health and physical activity. In M. O'Sullivan & A. MacPhail (Eds.), Young people's voices in physical education and youth sport. (pp. 145-162). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2009). Pedagogizing families through obesity discourse. In J. Wright & V. Harwood (Eds.), Biopolitics and the 'obesity epidemic': Governing bodies. (pp. 127-140). New York: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2009). Discursive dilemmas in New Zealand's health and physical education curriculum. In M. DinanThompson (Ed.), Health and physical education: Issues for curriculum in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 147-164). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Burrows, L. (2009). 'Developing' athletes. In T. Cassidy, R. Jones & P. Potrac (Eds.), Understanding sports coaching: The social, cultural and pedagogical foundations of coaching practice. (2nd ed.) (pp. 85-92). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Burrows, L. (2011). 'I'm proud to be me': Health, community and schooling. Policy Futures in Education, 9(3), 341-352. doi: 10.2304/pfie.2011.9.3.341

Burrows, L., & McCormack, J. (2011). School culture meets sport: A case study in New Zealand. European Physical Education Review, 17(3), 301-312. doi: 10.1177/1356336x11416732

Sinkinson, M., & Burrows, L. (2011). Reframing health education in New Zealand/Aotearoa schools. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education, 2(3/4), 53-69.

Spowart, L., Burrows, L., & Shaw, S. (2010). 'I just eat, sleep and dream of surfing': When surfing meets motherhood. Sport in Society, 13(7), 1186-1203. doi: 10.1080/17430431003780179

Burrows, L. (2010). 'Kiwi kids are Weet-Bix™ kids'—body matters in childhood. Sport, Education & Society, 15(2), 235-251. doi: 10.1080/13573321003683919

Quennerstedt, M., Burrows, L., & Maivorsdotter, N. (2010). From teaching young people to be healthy to learning health. Utbildning & Demokrati [Education & Democracy], 19(2), 97-112.

Burrows, L. (2009). 'This is how 'we' do it': Pedagogising families in obesity discourse. Childrenz Issues, 13(1), 9-12.

Burrows, L., Wright, J., & McCormack, J. (2009). Dosing up on food and physical activity: New Zealand children's ideas about 'health'. Health Education Journal, 68(3), 157-169. doi: 10.1177/0017896909339332

Burrows, L. (2008). ″Fit, Fast, and skinny″: New Zealand school students 'talk' about health. Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, 41(3), 26-36.

Zink, R., & Burrows, L. (2008). 'Is what you see what you get?': The production of knowledge in-between the indoors and the outdoors in outdoor education. Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, 13(3), 251-265. doi: 10.1080/17408980701345733

Burrows, L., & Wright, J. (2007). Prescribing practices: Shaping healthy children in schools. International Journal of Children's Rights, 15, 83-98.

Jenkins, C., Handcock, P., Burrows, L., & Hodge, K. (2006). Exercise barriers faced by first-time mothers. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 35, 6-11.

Wright, J., & Burrows, L. (2006). Re-conceiving ability in physical education: A social analysis. Sport, Education & Society, 11(3), 275-291.

Zink, R., & Burrows, L. (2006). Foucault on camp: What does his work offer outdoor education? Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 6(1), 39-50.

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Journal - Research Other

Burrows, L. (2007). No profession is an island [Editorial]. Journal of Physical Education, 40(2), 4.

Burrows, L. (2007). What matters for children's bodies? Perspectives from a panel of University of Otago Researchers. Childrenz Issues, 11(2), 31-32.

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