Rachael Dixon

LecturerDr 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.

Qualifications & Memberships

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. (2022) How school-based health education can help young people navigate an uncertain world. Health Education 122(1): 91-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HE-12-2020-0117.
  • Dixon R. and Robertson J. (2022) Paradigms of health education in Aotearoa New Zealand: a heuristic for critiquing the promises, practices, and potential of school-based health education. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25742981.2022.2038646.
  • Dixon R., Abel G. and Burrows L. (2022) A case for connecting school-based health education in Aotearoa New Zealand to critical health literacy. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25742981.2022.2082310.
  • Dixon R., Clelland T. and Blair M. (2022) It Takes a Village: Partnerships in Primary School Relationships and Sexuality Education in Aotearoa. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40841-022-00260-5.
  • 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.