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Rosie is a Lecturer in health education. Her work has explored the formations of biography, popular culture, curriculum, social media and places of learning in teachers' and young peoples' meanings of health, the body and embodiment, and food practices.

Rosie draws on socio-cultural theories to examine pedagogies of health and food. Current work includes a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches and intersections of social media, gardens and land based learning with food and nutrition, design and the arts.

Prior to joining Monash, Rosie's work included teaching and research in health education, youth transitions, social geography, sexuality education and educational sociology at the University of Wollongong and Sydney University. Rosie was also a secondary teacher and primary HPE specialist in schools and taught yoga and creative movement in youth and community settings as well as held cultural and social planning roles in local government.

Research areas:

  • Health Education teacher education
  • Food studies in education
  • Land based learning and garden pedagogies
  • Sociology of health and the body
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Social media practices and pedagogies
  • Post-structural and socio-material theory

Rosie is a member of the Learning with New Media (LNM) Research Group. 

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Research area keywords

  • Social media and digital education
  • Health education
  • Health Education teacher education
  • Physical Education
  • Land based learning
  • Biographical Narratives
  • Poetic Methodologies and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Sociology of Education
  • Food pedagogies


Research Output

Creativity in Australian health and physical education curriculum and pedagogy

Welch, R., Alfrey, L. & Harris, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Sport, Education and Society. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Theorising ‘creativity’ in Health and Physical Education

Welch, R. & Alfrey, L., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Traversing pedagogies of native Australian or endogenous foods

Welch, R., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Yarning about approaches to Indigenise curriculum and pedagogy in Health and Physical Education research and practice

Welch, R., Sheppard, L., lisahunter, Wrench, A., Whatman, S. & Dinan-Thompson, M., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Ashy Bines and getting fit online: expanding the conversation around young women’s engagement with fitspo

Hartung, C., Hendry, N. & Welch, R., 2018, p. 15. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access


Emerald Health Education Journal Outstanding Paper Award

Welch, Rosie (Recipient), Gabrielle O'Flynn (Recipient) & Jan Wright (Recipient), Aug 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Curriculum Writer - NSW Education Standards Authority

Rosie Welch (Advisor)

Mar 2019Sep 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExpert/ advisor

Expert Moderator - Recipe for Disaster at Melbourne Science Gallery

Rosie Welch (Contributor)

15 Aug 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Environmental Education Research (Journal)

Rosie Welch (Peer reviewer)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

UNESCO Chair Global Health and Eduction (External organisation)

Rosie Welch (Member)

2019 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of networks of excellence

Critical Health Education Studies (CHESS)

Rosie Welch (Member of programme committee)

May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference