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Shannon McNatty imageSenior Professional Practice Fellow – Secondary

Tel +64 3 479 4263

I have been a teacher educator and professional supervisor of students at the University of Otago College of Education for several years. I teach in the Physical Education learning area for the Primary Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) and the Secondary Masters in Teaching (MTchgLn).

I have previously taught at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences and as a secondary teacher of both Outdoor Education and Physical Education. I am passionate about encouraging young people to be active in the outdoors and develop an environmental ethic.

My PhD research is on transformative learning experiences of long duration Outdoor Education and the identity narratives expressed by adolescent girls after such experiences.


McNatty, S. (2019). Learning happens everywhere. Te Whakatika, 38(Spring), 18-22.

McNatty, S. (2019). Learning journeys in the local environment using non-motorised forms of transport. In S. Mandic & K. Coppell (Eds.), Proceedings of The Active Living and Environment Symposium (TALES): Linking Transport, Health and Sustainability. (pp. 60). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Boyes, M., & McNatty, S. (2017). Building emotional intelligence through social support in outdoor education. Proceedings of the Physical Education New Zealand National Conference: Past, Present & Future: Physical Education, Health Education & Education Outdoors. Retrieved from

McNatty, S. (2017). An outdoor learning approach to healthy living. In S. Mandic, C. Ergler & A. Moore (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium Active Living and Environment: Towards a Healthier and More Sustainable Future. (pp. 77). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Boyes, M., Hunter, J., & McNatty, S. (2016). Outdoor education and emotional support. Proceedings of the 7th International Outdoor Education Research Conference. (pp. 103-104). Retrieved from

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