Laura Alfrey


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Personal profile


Laura is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia, with her main responsibilities relating broadly to Health and Physical Education. Her research has inclusion and teacher professional learning as it's central threads. Recent publications have explored phenomena such as fitness testing as a context for learning, critical inquiry, and stereotypes in Physical Education.

Research interests

Laura utlises mixed-method approaches to explore Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum and pedagogy. Much of her work has been with HPE teachers (pre-service and in-service), and has focused upon the ways in which they identify and respond to diversity in their classrooms. Laura is also interested in the enactment of policy in school contexts.


  • Professional Learning
  • Teachers
  • Physical Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Sociology
  • Inclusion

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 2008 2019

Figuring out the prevalence of fitness testing in physical education: a figurational analysis

Alfrey, L. & Gard, M., 2019, In : European Physical Education Review. 25, 1, p. 187-202 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Intergenerational understandings of personal, social and community assets for health

O'Connor, J. P., Alfrey, L., Hall, C. & Burke, G., May 2019, In : Health and Place. 57, p. 218-227 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Using a scale to explore pre-service physical education teachers’ attitudes towards difference: methodological opportunities and tensions

O'Connor, J., Alfrey, L., Jeanes, R. & Penney, D., 2019, Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity. Medcalf, R. & Mackintosh, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 85-98 14 p. (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

A digital story about museums, arts and wellbeing

Burke, G., Hall, C., O'Connor, J., Alfrey, L., Kaye-Hardie, S., Price, A., Sproul, L. & Tkachenko, N., Jul 2018

Research output: Non-textual formAudio / Visual RecordingResearch

Open Access


Best Paper award for 2017 in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy journal

Laura Alfrey (Recipient), Justen O'Connor (Recipient) & Ruth Jeanes (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

First Prize: Research Poster Presentation

Laura Alfrey (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)