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Tracey Kelty is a Lecturer in the undergraduate program for Health and Physical Education at The University of Newcastle.  Tracey is passionate about teaching and learning in Higher Education and is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (Education), studying transitional experiences of undergraduate students.

Tracey received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009.


  • Master of Philosophy (Education), University of Newcastle, 29/03/2012
  • Teachers Certificate, NSW Department of Education, 16/12/1994
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)(Honours, University of Newcastle, 13/12/1993
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 12/12/2008


Research keywords

  • Transitional experiences in higher education

Research expertise

I am an early career researcher currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy (Education) part-time at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. I am also tutoring and Lecturing for the School of Education at UoN. My research and teaching surrounds the pedogogical experiences of Undergraduate students transitioning through the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program. Previous research entails a Master of Philosophy (Education) which resulted in the completion of a randomised controlled trial to increase adolescent girls physical activity behaviour in secondary schools. titled "Girls Recreational Activity Program using Internet Technology (GRASP-IT) study".

Current research includes a pilot transitional study of a first year student cohorts pedagogical experiences while transitioning into the B.Teach (Secondary)/B.HPE. This pilot study has informed my PhD research to further explore transitional experiences of the Health and Physical Education student cohort.


  • English

Fields of Research

130210Physical Education And Development Curriculum And Pedagogy50
130103Higher Education40
130200Curriculum And Pedagogy10



  • Member - Australian Council for Physical Education and Recreation



2009Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
Unviersity of Newcastle (Australia) (Australia)
Teaching Excellence


Tracey contributed to the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) that was an initiative to study first year undergraduate student experiences. As part of the HEPPP resilience team Tracey contributed to the development of several Vpod clips to suport first year experience at University.

Tracey presented at the Australian Teachers Education Association conference (ATEA) (2013), as part of the Teachers Education Research Network group (TERN), to inform findings from the Enhancing Secondary-Tertiary Transition Project.


Administrative expertise

My role as a Lecturer entails Co-ordination of many courses across Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education undergraduate studies.


Teaching keywords

  • Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Undergraduate Health and Physical Education

Teaching expertise

I have extensive teaching experience in the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) discipline in the secondary education sector and currently tutor and lecturer for the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. My teaching expertise entails teaching and learning into the discipline of Health and Physical Education pedogogy and curriculum studies.



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Chapter (2 outputs)

2009Clarke D, Buchanan D, Kelty T, Brake N, Lubans D, Frazier S, 'Sports Science for Australian Schools', Sports Science for Australian Schools, Macmillan Education AU, Melbourne, Australia (2009) [O1]
2008Clarke D, Buchanan D, Kelty T, Brake N, Lubans D, Frazier S, 'Move Into PASS', Move Into PASS, Macmillan Education AU, Melbourne, Australia (2008)

Journal article (1 outputs)

2012Kelty TL, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'Efficacy and feasibility of the 'Girls' Recreational Activity Support Program Using Information Technology': A pilot randomised controlled trial', Advances in Physical Education, 2 10-16 (2012) [C1]

Conference (4 outputs)

2013Macqueen S, Ferguson-Patrick K, Kelty T, 'Teacher education students' transition from secondary to tertiary education: hit and miss', Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA), Brisbane (2013) [E3]
2010Kelty TL, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'The Girls Recreational Activity Support Program using Internet Technology (GRASP-IT) feasibility and preliminary efficacy', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Kelty TL, 'Using the Internet to engage adolescent girls in physical activity: Rational and intervention description of the Girls Recreational Activity Support Program using information technology (GRASP-IT)', 26th ACHPER International Conference: Creating Active Futures: Program & Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2007Kelty TL, 'To stretch or not to stretch?', Pace Yourself 2007: The 25th National/International ACHPER Biennial Conference. Book of Abstracts, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants2
Total funding$2,065

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2009 (1 grants)

26th ACHPER International Conference - Creating Active Futures, Brisbane 8 - 10 July 2009$785
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Mrs Tracey Kelty
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2007 (1 grants)

Pace Yourself 2007 the 25th ACHPER International/Biennial Conference, The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle WA, 3/10/2007 - 6/10/2007$1,280
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Tracey Kelty
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.


Mrs Tracey Kelty

Work Phone49 2 16227
Fax49 2 17407
Health and Physical Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Health and Physical Education Building,
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308