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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., & De Pian, L. (2017). Physical education, policy and embodied pedagogies. In M. L. Silk, D. L. Andrews & H. Thorpe (Eds.), Routledge handbook of physical cultural studies. (pp. 423-431). Abkingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315745664

Fitzpatrick, K., & Burrows, L. (2017). Critical health education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sport, Education & Society, 22(5), 552-568. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1131154

Burrows, L. (2017). Children as change agents for family health. Health Education, 117(5), 498-510. doi: 10.1108/HE-10-2016-0044

Dagkas, S., & Burrows, L. (Eds.). (2016). Families, young people, physical activity and health: Critical perspectives. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 244p.

Spowart, L., & Burrows, L. (2016). Negotiating moral terrain: Snowboarding mothers. In H. Thorpe & R. Olive (Eds.), Women in action sport cultures: Identity, politics and experience. (pp. 155-174). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4_8

Edited Book - Research

Dagkas, S., & Burrows, L. (Eds.). (2016). Families, young people, physical activity and health: Critical perspectives. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 244p.

Wright, J., MacDonald, D., & Burrows, L. (Eds.). (2004). Critical inquiry and problem-solving in physical education. London: Routledge, 209p.

Ross, B. H., & Burrows, L. C. (Eds.). (2003). It takes two feet: Teaching physical education and health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 242p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Burrows, L., & De Pian, L. (2017). Physical education, policy and embodied pedagogies. In M. L. Silk, D. L. Andrews & H. Thorpe (Eds.), Routledge handbook of physical cultural studies. (pp. 423-431). Abkingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315745664

Spowart, L., & Burrows, L. (2016). Negotiating moral terrain: Snowboarding mothers. In H. Thorpe & R. Olive (Eds.), Women in action sport cultures: Identity, politics and experience. (pp. 155-174). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4_8

Burrows, L. (2016). Close to home: What kind of family should we become? In S. Dagkas & L. Burrows (Eds.), Families, young people, physical activity and health: Critical perspectives. (pp. 57-68). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Dagkas, S., & Burrows, L. (2016). Family matters: An introduction. In S. Dagkas & L. Burrows (Eds.), Families, young people, physical activity and health: Critical perspectives. (pp. 1-10). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Burrows, L., & Sinkinson, M. (2014). Mental health in corporeal times. In K. Fitzpatrick & R. Tinning (Eds.), Health education: Critical perspectives. (pp. 157-170). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2012). Run rabbit, run. In F. Dowling, H. Fitzgerald & A. Flintoff (Eds.), Equity and difference in physical education, youth sport and health: A narrative approach. (pp. 63-66). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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. (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., & 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.

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). '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.

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). '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.

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). 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., & Wright, J. (2004). The discursive production of childhood, identity and health. In J. Evans, B. Davies & J. Wright (Eds.), Body knowledge and control: Studies in the sociology of physical education and health. (pp. 83-95). London: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2004). Understanding and investigating cultural perspectives in physical education. In J. Wright, D. MacDonald & L. Burrows (Eds.), Critical inquiry and problem-solving in physical education. (pp. 105-119). London: Routledge.

Burrows, L. (2004). ′Developing′ athletes. In T. Cassidy, R. Jones & P. Potrac (Eds.), Understanding sports coaching: The social, cultural and pedagogical foundations of coaching practice. (pp. 82-89). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Burrows, L. C., & Ross, B. H. (2003). Introduction. In B. Ross & L. Burrows (Eds.), It takes two feet: Teaching physical education and health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 13-17). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.

Burrows, L. C. (2001). Developing Suzy. In M. Miyahara (Ed.), Learning from Individual Movement Development: 50th Anniversary of Movement Development Clinic. (pp. 22-32). Dunedin: Movement Development Clinic, School of Physical Education.

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Journal - Research Article

Fitzpatrick, K., & Burrows, L. (2017). Critical health education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sport, Education & Society, 22(5), 552-568. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1131154

Burrows, L. (2017). Children as change agents for family health. Health Education, 117(5), 498-510. doi: 10.1108/HE-10-2016-0044

McCormack, J. V., & Burrows, L. (2015). The burden of Brown bodies: Teachings about Pasifika within public health obesity research in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 15(5), 371-378. doi: 10.1177/1532708615611718

Burrows, L., & McCormack, J. (2014). 'Doing it for themselves': A qualitative study of children’s engagement with public health agendas in New Zealand. Critical Public Health, 24(2), 159-170. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2013.814761

Petrie, K., Burrows, L., & Cosgriff, M. (2014). Building a community of collaborative inquiry: A pathway to re-imagining practice in health and physical education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2), 4.

Cosgriff, M., Burrows, L., Petrie, K., Keown, S., Devcich, J., Naera, J., & Duggan, D. (2013). "You'll feel fat and no one will want to marry you": Responding to children's ideas about health. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 1, 21-28.

Young, J., & Burrows, L. (2013). Finding the ‘self’ after weight loss surgery: Two women’s experiences. Feminism & Psychology, 23(4), 498-516. doi: 10.1177/0959353513500471

Cosgriff, M., Petrie, K., Burrows, L., Keown, S., Devcich, J., Duggan, D., & Naera, J. (2013). What's in a name?: Re-imagining health and physical education in the primary school. New Zealand Physical Educator, 46(3), 10-13.

Burrows, L., Petrie, K., & Cosgriff, M. (2013). Health invaders in New Zealand primary schools. Waikato Journal of Education, 18(2), 111-127. doi: 10.15663/wje.v18i2.165

Burrows, L., & McCormack, J. (2012). Teachers' talk about health, self and the student ‘body’. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 33(5), 729-744. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2012.696502

Wright, J., Burrows, L., & Rich, E. (2012). Health imperatives in primary schools across three countries: Intersections of class, culture and subjectivity. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 33(5), 673-691. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2012.696500

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

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

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

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. (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). '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

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

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.

Burrows, L. (2005). Do the ′right′ thing: Chewing the fat in physical education. Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, 38(1), 7-16.

Wright, J., & Burrows, L. (2004). ″Being healthy ″: The discursive construction of health in New Zealand children's responses to the National Education Monitoring Project. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 25(2).

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