I am passionate about school-based Health Education and I aim to advocate for effective practice through my teaching and research.
Rachael is interested in investigating the learning outcomes of school-based Health Education and what the subject can 'do' in terms of contribution to people's lives and population benefit. Her PhD thesis was a qualitative study into the outcomes of senior secondary Health Education in Aotearoa. Rachael is interested in post-qualitative and posthuman inquiry and enjoys being creative.
- Dixon R., Abel G. and Burrows L. (2021) Putting assemblage to work to explore pedagogical practices in health education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Education 121(2): 174-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HE-05-2020-0034.
- Jackson N. and Dixon R. (2020) The practice of the alcohol industry as health educator: a critique. New Zealand Medical Journal 133(1515): 89-96.
- Dixon R. (2018) What’s wrong with religious instruction as part of state primary school camp? Te Whakatika, Education Outdoors New Zealand 37.
- Dixon R. (2017) Teachers' hopes for the future of home economics education in New Zealand. International Journal of Home Economics 10(1): 12-20.
- Robertson J. and Dixon R. (2017) Health education in The New Zealand Curriculum: A matter of policy. Curriculum Matters 13: 42-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.18296/cm.0019.