Senior Health Masterclass


Monday 22 November - Online

The ACHPER QLD Masterclass series has been designed to offer Health teachers a deep dive into the content areas covered in the senior Health syllabus. 

ACHPER QLD is pleased to advise that the Health Masterclass will focus on Unit 2: Peers and family as resources for healthy living.  Elective Topic 1: Alcohol and Elective Topic 2: Body Image will be covered during the day.

Dr Julia Coffey from The University of Newcastle and Dr Veya Seekis from Griffith University will be our master presenters for Elective 2: Body image and we welcome Laura Bajurny from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) as our Master Presenter for Elective Topic 1.

Dr Julia Coffey is a Senior Lecturer in sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Newcastle, Australia. She is currently co-convenor of the TASA Sociology of Youth thematic group. Her research is in the field of health sociology, with a focus on youth, the body, and gender. Julia has also worked on areas related to health and youth in education and development. Julia has published on young people’s body work practices and identity, health and the body, and pedagogy. She is especially interested in the ways body work practices are shaped by health and gender ideals and theories of the body.

Veya completed her Ph.D. in psychology (2017-2020) at Griffith University and is now a lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology within Griffith Health. She has convened and lectured first year introductory psychology courses. Veya has also taught in the areas of cognitive and biological psychology and adolescent development. Veya conducts research in the areas of social, developmental, and health psychology. Her research focuses on three keys areas (a) the sociocultural influences (e.g., media, peers, family) on young peoples’ body image, (b) the objectification processes operating in young people and (c) the role that self-compassion plays in preventing negative body image as well as promoting positive body image. Her current projects focus on the associations between specific appearance-related social media use and body image outcomes, as well as the moderating role of self-compassion on these associations. She is also exploring how self-compassion interventions may help prevent body image concerns in early high school students.

The day will be chaired by Dr Hugh Shannon from QUT. Dr Shannon is a HPE Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Movement Sciences, Queensland University of Technology. He completed a PhD in Health Education and Health Literacy at QUT and a BScApp(HMS-Ed) undergraduate degree with honours from The University of Queensland. Hugh is a qualified secondary and primary teacher, with experience teaching HPE, Senior Physical Education, Senior Health Education and Science in the Queensland secondary school system. He is a member of the ACHPER National - Active and Health Schools Committee and the Health Education state panel managed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

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Cost $220.00

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22/11/2021 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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