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Dr Eibhlish O'Hara

Research Associate

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5496
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.238  

Eibhlish is a Research Associate in the School of Education and a Sessional Academic in the School of Arts and Humanities (Psychology & Criminology).


  • Sessional Academic in the School of Psychology and Criminology
  • Research Assistant in the School of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Primary School Teacher.

Professional associations

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Australian Council for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (ACHPER).

Research areas and interests

  • Positive Psychology and Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Sport as an Agent of Social Change
  • Participation, Access, and Inclusion in Physical Activity and Sport
  • Resilience, Achievement, and Well-Being.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2020.
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology with Upper Second Class Hons, Edith Cowan University, 2012.
  • Grad Dip of Psychology, Edith Cowan University, 2011.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Barwood, D., Spears, L., O'Hara, E., Penney, D. (2020). Deconstructing health and physical education teacher education: a mapping and analysis of programme structure and content in Australia. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020(Article in press), 1-16.
  • Barwood, D., Jones, A., O'Hara, E. (2020). Pre-Service teachers’ mobilising health literacy in sun safety education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(5), 62-73.

Research Projects

  • Informal sport as a health and social resource for diverse young people, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Projects), 2019 ‑ 2022, $249,421.
  • Senior Physical Education Assessment Trial , School Curriculum and Standards Authority, Grant, 2021, $19,657.
  • School‐based provision of physical activity for students with disability, Department of Education NSW, Grant, 2020 ‑ 2021, $44,718.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Meeting standards? Initial teacher education and generalist primary school teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in health and physical education
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