Dr Melanie Nash
Position: Senior Lecturer
College / Portfolio: Design and Social Context
School / Department: DSC|School of Education
Campus: Bundoora West
Contact me about: Research supervision
Melanie is an academic in the School of Education and is based at the Bundoora West Campus. She is currently the Academic Director, Professional Experience and a member of the school’s senior leadership group.
Melanie taught Physical Education and Chemistry for 14 years in secondary schools in the UK, before taking her Master of Education at the University of Cambridge. In 2001 she moved to Australia to complete her Doctoral studies at University of Melbourne. Melanie has 20 years’ experience in initial teacher education, teaching both undergraduate and masters students in health and physical education, sports coaching, science and professional studies. In 2018 she moved to RMIT as Academic Director, Professional Experience, her current teaching areas are sports coaching, health and physical education and professional studies. Her current research interests are in the areas of professional experience and health, physical education and sport (HPE&S).
- Academic Director, Professional Experience
- Course coordinator - Foundations of Sports Coaching
- Course Coordinator - Sports Coaching Internship
- Course Coordinator - Inclusion & Diversity in Movements Contexts
- Research Leader - North Melbourne Teaching Academy of Professional Practice
- Doctor of Education (University of Melbourne)
- Master of Education (University of Cambridge)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Nottingham Trent University)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours): Applied Chemistry (Nottingham Trent University)
- Certificate of Further Professional Development: Research Methods (University of Cambridge)
- Certificate of Further Professional Development: Physics Education (Brunel University)
14 years teaching secondary school Science and Health & Physical Education in the UK.
16 years teaching undergraduate and postgraduate at Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
4 years teaching undergraduate and postgraduate at RMIT School of Education.
Other work experience:
2 years as a research chemist at United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Research.
Reviewer for journals, books and conferences
- Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning.
- The International Journal of Arts Education.
- Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science.
- Cambridge University Press.
- Senior reviewer for European Conference of Education.
- Senior reviewer for International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
- Windsor, S.,Kriewaldt, J.,Nash, M.,Lilja, A.,Thornton, J. (2020). \Developing teachers: adopting observation tools that suspend judgement to stimulate evidence-informed dialogue during the teaching practicum to enrich teacher professional development In: Professional Development in Education, , 1 - 15
- Kriewaldt, J.,Nash, M.,Windsor, S.,Thornton, J.,Reid, C. (2017). Fostering Professional Learning Through Evidence-Informed Mentoring Dialogues in School Settings In: Educating Future Teachers: Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience, Springer, Singapore
- Cumming, F.,Nash, M. (2015). An Australian perspective of a forest school: shaping a sense of place to support learning In: Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 15, 296 - 309
- Nash, M.,Kent, H.,Reid, C. (2014). Moving across Figured Worlds: the integration of Physical Education, Literacy and the Visual in Cultural Spaces In: Inter-discipline: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 December 2013
- Nash, M.,Morrissey, J. (2012). The integrative power of sport myth or reality?: The story of two Vietnamese families and their involvement with community Australian Rules Football In: Current Issues and Controversies in School and Community Health, Sport and Physical Education, Nova Science Publishers, United Kingdom
2 PhD Completions6 PhD Current Supervisions
- Moving a sedentary generation: comparing implementation approaches at scale to increase child and youth physical activity (Admin by Deakin University). Funded by: NHMRC - Investigator Grants from (2020 to 2024)