Personal profile


lisahunter (PhD, pronoun-it, non-identifying) has researched, taught and published in areas of pedagogy, diversity, movement, health, gender and sexuality, teacher education, physical culture and sport, and qualitative methodologies. Its research, consultations and evaluations have contributed to a broad range of programs and organisations in education, health, and sport and recreation. lisahunter's leadership style is reflected in building and supporting interdisciplinary research collaborations and facilitating the ongoing academic development of others. Strong elements of its work include creating research links with community and service/industry sectors, facilitating academic writing and publication, and accelerating early career academic trajectories. lisahunter has recently been developing experience in Indigenous knowledges and Creative Industries for their efficacy in critical analysis and social transformation. 

Research interests

Pedagogy: formal, digital and public

Social and more-than-human practices and relationships

Sex/es, gender/s and sexuality/ies

Indigenous and ancient knowledges

Creative industries esp documentary

Health practices and relationships

Sensory methodologies

Multimodal research dissemination

Physical cultures: Health & Physical Education, sport, outdoor studies, leisure, recreation

Social positioning: exclusion, (mis)recognition, 

Moving meditation

Surfing history, culture, practices and people

Supervision interests

Students wishing to pursue research higher degree topics in any of my research interest areas are welcome to discuss their projects to determine advisory relationships.

Monash teaching commitment

Health Education

Masters supervision

PhD supervision


Gender and sexuality policy and workplace practices

Gender and sexuality sports and recreation policy and practice

Middle schooling

Health & Physical Education curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

Workplace social health


Community service

Surf Lifesaving

Helicopter Rescue

Outdoor Education



  • Pedagogy
  • Health Education
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Sexuality Education
  • Sport, social inclusion, social policy, diversity
  • Social space
  • Movement Education
  • Sensory methodologies
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Meditation Practices
  • Teacher Education
  • Embodiment
  • Feminist theory
  • Queer theory
  • Ethnography
  • Surf Studies
  • Middle Schooling
  • Participatory Action Research

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2004 2018

Entering the field: beginning teachers’ positioning experiences of the staffroom

Christensen, E., Rossi, T., lisahunter & Tinning, R. 2 Jan 2018 In : Sport, Education and Society. 23, 1, p. 40-52 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The long and short of (performance) surfing: Tightening patriarchal threads in boardshorts and bikinis

lisahunter 6 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Sport in Society. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

What a queer space is HPE, or is it yet? Queer theory, sexualities and pedagogy

lisahunter 30 Mar 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Sport, Education and Society. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

If you see what i mean? Visual narratives-stories told through, with and by visual images

lisahunter 1 Jan 2016 Narrative Research in Practice: Stories from the Field. Springer Verlag, p. 89-116 28 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (Book)