Professor Doune Macdonald

Pro Vice-Chancellor (T & L)

Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
doune.macdonald@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51075

Overview

Doune Macdonald is a professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)

Doune completed her undergraduate degree in Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland before teaching health and physical education in primary and secondary schools. Professor Macdonald returned to UQ for her honours degree, obtained her PhD through Deakin University and rejoined the School in 1990. In 1998 she won an Australian Award for University Teaching.

Doune holds a number of leadership roles in international professional and research organisations, research journal editorial boards, national and state advisory panels, and more locally, university and school directorships. She is the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee at UQ, an International Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, USA, a Fellow, a Board Member of the Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique (AIESEP) and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and serves as a Trustee of the Brisbane Grammar School. Doune also chairs the State Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recreation and sits on the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research Advisory Group. She is a UQ Executive Ally member. Previous directorships include UQ Sport Ltd and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School.

Research interests

The past decade has brought a number of changes to the field of health and physical education in the school and tertiary sector. Professor Macdonald's research interests have attempted to understand these shifts through the lens of professional socialisation, discourse analysis and identity construction using predominantly qualitative methods. In particular, much of her work has addressed the challenges of curriculum reform and its impact upon teachers and teaching.

More recently Professor Macdonald's interests have moved outside the formal education sphere to broader questions of physical activity and young people with two funded projects looking at at-risk young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Currently the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Queensland Health and the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs fund some of her research projects.

Qualifications

  • BHMS (Ed), The University of Queensland
  • BHMS (Ed) (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • PhD, Deakin University

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • McCuaig, Louise, Atkin, Janice and Macdonald, Doune (2019). In pursuit of a critically oriented physical education curriculum: contests and troublesome knowledge. Critical research in sport, health and physical education: how to make a difference. (pp. 119-133) edited by Richard Pringle, Hakan Larsson and Göran Gerdin. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, Doune, Enright, Eimear and McCuaig, Louise (2018). Re-visioning the Australian curriculum for health and physical education. Redesigning physical education: an equity agenda in which every child matters. (pp. 196-209) edited by Hal A. Lawson. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Rossi, Tony, Macdonald, Doune, Hunter, Lisa and Christensen, Erin (2017). Peering into the physical education office in Australian schools: the departmental office as a socialization space. Teacher socialization in physical education: new perspectives. (pp. 226-240) edited by K. Andrew, R. Richards and Karen Lux Gaudreault. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom : Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315679471

  • McCuaig, Louise A., Enright, Eimear and Macdonald, Doune (2017). Young bodies. Routledge handbook of physical cultural studies. (pp. 167-178) edited by Michael L. Silk, David L. Andrews and Holly Thorpe. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). doi: 10.4324/9781315745664-18

  • Enright, Eimear, Johnson, Rebecca, Macdonald, Doune, McCuaig, Louise and Rossi, Anthony (2016). Teachers’ Perspectives on the School-Family-Health Nexus. Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives. (pp. 165-180) edited by Symeon Dagkas and Lisette Burrows. London, UK: Routledge.

  • Azzarito, Laura and Macdonald, Doune (2016). Unpacking gender/sexuality/race/disability/social class to understand the embodied experiences of young people in contemporary physical culture. Routledge handbook of youth sport. (pp. 321-331) edited by Ken Green and Andy Smith. London, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9780203795002-42

  • Macdonald, Doune and Mallett, Clifford (2016). Youth sport in Australasia. Routledge handbook of youth sport. (pp. 98-107) edited by Ken Green and Andy Smith. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203795002-19

  • Macdonald, Doune and McCuaig, Louise (2015). Does my research look good in that? Problems, politics and processes when choosing social theory in research in physical culture. Pierre Bourdieu and physical culture. (pp. 160-167) edited by Wayne Smith, lisahunter and elke emerald. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, Doune, Johnson, Rebecca and Leow, Anthony (2014). Health education and health promotion: beyond cells and bells. Health education: critical perspectives. (pp. 17-30) edited by Katie Fitzpatrick and Richard Tinning. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203387993-9

  • Macdonald, Doune, Beckman, Emma, Bailey, Don, Mallett, Cliff and Trost, Stewart (2014). JOSHUA Optimising assets: (dis)ability and the path to active participation. Pedagogical cases in physical education and youth sport. (pp. 211-221) edited by Kathleen Armour. Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, Doune and McCuaig, Louise (2012). Research principles and practices: Paving the research journey. Research methods in physical education and youth sport. (pp. 16-28) edited by Kathleen Armour and Doune Macdonald. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, Doune, Pang, Bonnie, Knez, Kelly, Nelson, Alison and McCuaig, Louise (2012). The will for inclusion: bothering the inclusion/exclusion discourses of sport. Inclusion and exclusion through youth sport. (pp. 9-23) edited by Symeon Dagkas and Kathleen Armour. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203852392-9

  • Knez, Kelly and Macdonald, Doune (2012). Them, us, we, me: negotiating being a Muslim girl in Australia. Equity and difference in physical education, youth sport and health: a narrative approach. (pp. 115-118) edited by Fiona Dowling, Hayley Fitzgerald and Anne Flintoff. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge.

  • Armour, Kathleen and Macdonald, Doune (2012). What is your research question - and why?. Research methods in physical education and youth sport. (pp. 3-15) edited by Kathleen Armour and Doune Macdonald. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Leow, Anthony, Macdonald, Doune and McCuaig, Louise (2011). Health promotion policies and schooling: The case of Eat Well Be Active. Issues and Controversies in Physical Education: Policy, Power, and Pedagogy. (pp. 57-67) edited by Seth Brown. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.

  • Macdonald, Doune, Wright, Jan and Abbott, Rebecca (2010). Anxieties and aspirations: The making of active, informed citizens. Young people, physical activity and the everyday. (pp. 121-135) edited by Jan Wright and Doune Macdonald. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203850718

  • Hunter, Lisa and Macdonald, Doune (2010). Physicality and learning. Teaching middle years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. (pp. 175-187) edited by Donna Pendergast and Nan Bahr. Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Wright, Jan, Macdonald, Doune, Burrows, Lisette, Atencio, Matthew, Knez, Kelly, Laverty, Judy, Lee, Jessica, Nelson, Alison, O'Flynn, Gabrielle and Pang, Bonnie (2010). Reflections on methodological issues: Lessons learned from the Life Activity projects. Young people, physical activity and the everyday. (pp. 197-209) edited by Jan Wright and Doune Macdonald. Abbingdon, Oxon UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203850718

  • Macdonald, Doune and Glover, Sara (2010). Subject matter boundaries and curriculum change in the health and physical education key learning area. Curriculum over 30 years: What have we achieved?. (pp. 105-113) edited by Marsh, Colin. Deakin West, A.C.T., Australia: Australian Curriculum Studies Association.

  • Nelson, Alison, Macdonald, Doune and Abbott, Rebecca (2010). The cultural interface: Theoretical and 'real' spaces for urban Indigenous young people and physical activity. Young people, physical activity and the everyday. (pp. 75-92) edited by Jan Wright and Doune Macdonald. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203850718

  • Wright, Jan and Macdonald, Doune (2010). Young people, physical activity and the everyday: The Life Activity Project. Young people, physical activity and the everyday. (pp. 1-11) edited by Jan Wright and Doune Macdonald. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203850718

  • Macdonald, Doune and Penney, Dawn (2009). Contemporary issues and future agendas for health and physical education. Health & Physical Education: Issues for Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 248-259) edited by DinanThompson, M.. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

  • Brown, Seth and Macdonald, Doune (2009). Physical education as vocational education: A marginalising curriculum space?. Health & Physical Education: Issues for Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 230-247) edited by M. DinanThompson. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

  • Phillips, M., Macdonald, D. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2007). Historical, cultural and social perspectives of junior sport. Junior sport matters: Briefing papers for Australian junior sport. (pp. 1-7) edited by Hooper, S., Macdonald, D. and Phillips, M.. Belconnen, ACT: Australian Sports Commission.

  • Macdonald, D., Cote, J. and Kirk, D. (2007). Physical activity pedagogy for junior sport. Junior sport matters: Briefing papers for Australian junior sport. (pp. 29-40) edited by Hooper, S, Macdonald, D and Phillips, M. Belconnen, Australia: Australian Sports Commission.

  • Macdonald, D., Ziviani, J. M. and Abbott, R. A. (2006). Children's participation in physical activity at school. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 261-279) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Hunter, L.T. and Macdonald, D. (2005). Bodies and minds. Teaching Middle Years: Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. (pp. 138-148) edited by D. Pendergast and N. Bahr. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin.

  • Glasby, P. M. and Macdonald, D. (2004). Negotiating the curriculum: Challenging the social relationships in teaching. Critical Inquiry and Problem-Solving in Physical Education. (pp. 132-144) edited by J. Wright, D. Macdonald and L. Burrows. London: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, D. (2004). Rich tasks, rich learning? Working with integration from a physical education perspective. Critical Inquiry and Problem-Solving in Physical Education. (pp. 120-132) edited by J. Wright, D. Macdonald and L. Burrows. London: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, D. (2004). Understanding learning in physical education. Critical Inquiry and Problem-Solving in Physical Education. (pp. 16-29) edited by J. Wright, D. Macdonald and L. Burrows. London: Routledge.

  • Macdonald, D. and Kirk, D. (2003). Deconstruction, reconstruction and futures for Australasian health and physical education teacher education. Physical Education: Deconstruction and Reconstruction - Issues and Directions. (pp. 73-83) edited by K. Hardman. Berlin: Verlag Karl Hofman.

  • Macdonald, D. and Tinning, R. I. (2003). Reflective practice goes public: Reflection, governmentality and postmodernity. The Future of Physical Education: Building a New Pedagogy. (pp. 82-101) edited by A. Laker. London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203464892

  • Macdonald, D. (2002). Critical pedagogy: What might it look like and why does it matter?. The Sociology of Sport and Physical Education: An Introductory Reader. (pp. 167-189) edited by A. Laker. London: Routledge/Farmer. doi: 10.4324/9780203194119-16

  • Macdonald, D. (2002). Extending agendas: Physical culture research for the twenty-first century. Gender and Physical Education: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions. (pp. 208-222) edited by D. Penney. London: Routledge.

  • MacDonald, D., Naughtin, G. and Wittwer, N. (2000). Authentic sociology in secondary school physical education. Sociology of sport: Theory and practice. (pp. 187-200) edited by Robyn L. Jones and Kathleen M. Armour. Harlow, Essex, UK: Longman.

  • Carlson, T., Gorley, T., Macdonald, D., Burgess-Limerick, R. and Hanrahan, S. (1999). Developing learning assessment criteria via action learning. Sport sociology: An exercise in practicality. (pp. 197-198) edited by M. Marquardt. Palo Alto, California: Davies–Black.

  • Macdonald, Doune (1995). Conhecimento, genero e proletarizacao na formacao do professor de Educacao Fisica. Corpo, mulher e sociedade. (pp. 205-234) edited by Elaine Romero. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES).

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision