Rachael Dixon

Lecturer (Teaching and Administration only)Dr Rachael Dixon

Rehua Level 3
Internal Phone: 90425
I am passionate about school-based Health Education and I aim to advocate for effective practice through my teaching and research.


Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Dixon R. and Robertson J. (2021) How school-based health education can help young people navigate an uncertain world. Health Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HE-12-2020-0117.
  • 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.