Susannah Stevens profile

Strategic Lead | LecturerDr Susannah Stevens

Te Pae Raka Hau | Canterbury Knowledge Commons Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development
Rehua Level 3
Internal Phone: 90160

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Susannah is interested in research on learning and well-being. Her research focuses on movement pleasure, the body, and how learning occurs with the whole body, not just the mind. Susannah enjoys using a range of sociological and philosophical theories in her work. Her PhD thesis developed pedagogy for movement pleasure. She currently works with schools, national bodies, government groups and international organisations; sharing expertise in the areas of physical activity, well-being, movement pleasure and the learning environments in which they are situated.

Recent Publications

  • Derby M. and Stevens S. (2021) Unearthing the complexities of wellbeing: Learnings from a Māori think tank. Psychology Aotearoa 13(1) 1: 7-12.
  • Stevens SR. and Culpan I. (2021) The joy of movement: the non-participant in physical education curriculum design. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education 12(1): 80-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25742981.2021.1878918.
  • Stevens SR., Ovens A., Hapeta JW. and Petrie K. (2021) Tracking Physical Literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand: concerns of narrowed curriculum and colonisation. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education 12(2): 123-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25742981.2021.1901598.
  • Veer E., Zahrai K. and Stevens S. (2021) I stood by: the role of allies in developing an inclusive and supportive academic environment post #MeToo. Journal of Marketing Management 37(1-2): 162-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2020.1772344.
  • Berning H., North C. and Stevens S. (2020) Environmental and sustainability education in teacher education: Canadian perspectives. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning : 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2020.1819834.