Susannah Stevens profile

Project Manager Dr Susannah Stevens

UC Child Well-being Research Institute
Rehua Level 3
Internal Phone: 90160

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Susannah is the manager for the UC Child Well-being Research Institute and is subsequently interested in research on 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

  • 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.
  • Culpan I. and Stevens SS. (2017) Olympism, physical education and attitudes and values: what do graduating teachers in Aotearoa, New Zealand know and understand? Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education 8(3): 259-272.
  • Stevens SR. (2017) The Joy of Movement in Physical Education: The Enfleshed Body. PhD Thesis, Christchurch. University of Canterbury.