My main areas of research are related to the broad field of Health education across the lifecourse. Currently I am researching how caregivers understand and experience sexualities education with their children. In particular I am interested in the underlying societal discourses that caregivers draw on in contemporary times when engaging (or disengaging) from sexuality education and what these 'produce' in peoples lives.
Furthermore I am interested in the interplay between the private/public binary that often plays out in sexuality education and the impact of this on the wellbeing of people.
My other areas of research include teacher education and the use of the Health Promoting Schools framework to enhance student and community wellbeing.
- Clelland T. (2020) (Re)thinking about Sexuality Education. Online: The Collaborative Trust. [Research blog].
- Clelland T. (2020) The ‘Keep It Real Online’ campaign wants parents to talk to kids about porn — but where to start? The Conversation The conversation. [Electronic independent news website].
- Clelland T. (2020) The Joy of sexuality education. Radio New Zealand: Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan. [Radio Interview].
- Clelland T. (2019) Let’s talk about...sex, pornography, and everything else! https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news/2019/parents-dont-be-scared-to-talk-about-sexuality.html. Community Hub Rehua UC: Public seminar and workshop, 07 Nov 2019.
- Clelland T. (2019) “Don’t worry, I just go and google it”: Negotiating the digital dilemmas of sexuality education. UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY: NZARE CONFERENCE 2019, 24 Nov 2019-29 Jan 2020.