Tracy Clelland

LecturerTracy Clelland

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Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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 57(2): 367-384.
  • McCallum H. (2021) Relationships now the focus of sex education for young New Zealanders. New Zealand: Stuff. [Newspaper article].
  • 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].