Dr Renata Cinelli - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Renata is a Senior Lecturer (Health and Physical Education) at the Strathfield Campus. Her research interests and experience relate to school health and physical education, body image, wellbeing and Indigenous health and education, and international cross-cultural teaching experiences. Renata has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research.


Phone :3047 (Melbourne)
Email :renata.cinelli@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Health ; Teacher Professional Learning ; Physical Education ; Cross-cultural competency ; Indigenous education ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative ; Program evaluation ; Quantitative ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


The role of Elders in the wellbeing of a contemporary Indigenous Australian Community, in The Gerontologist


Mentoring as a tool to engage Aboriginal youth in remote Australian communities: a qualitative investigation of community members, mentees, teachers, and mentors' perspectives, in Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning


'We were the real teacher': Outcomes of an international practicum in the Solomon Islands for Australian preservice teachers, in International Education Journal


Scaling-up an efficacious school-based physical activity intervention: Study protocol for the 'Internet-based Professional Learning to help teachers support Activity in Youth' (iPLAY) cluster randomized controlled trial and scale-up implementation ev, in BMC Public Health

Use of drugs to change appearance among girls and female adolescents, in Chemically Modified Bodies The use of diverse substances for appearance enhancement

Obesity Prevention Programs in Children: Impact on Weight, Shape and Food Concern, in Current Obesity Reports


'Achievement, pride and inspiration': outcomes for volunteer role models in a community outreach program in remote Aboriginal communities, in Rural and Remote Health

An evaluation of an Australian Aboriginal controlled-community organization's remote sports-based programme: a qualitative investigation , in Sports in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics


Eating disorder prevention programs on the university campus, in Current Issues and Controversies in School and Community Health, Sport and Physical Education

Body Image, Desired Weight and Body Figure Preferences of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian women across the lifespan, in University of Sydney Papers in HMHCE


Body Image among Aboriginal Children and Adolescents in Australia, in Body Image: Perceptions, Interpretations and Attitudes


Body image and obesity among Australian adolescents from Indigenous and Anglo-European backgrounds: implications for health promotion and obesity prevention among Aboriginal youth, in Health Education Research