Dr Tracey Kelty

Dr Tracey Kelty

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Tracey Kelty is an academic at The University of Newcastle. Tracey is passionate about teaching and learning in Higher Education and research focus is matriculation, transitional experiences of undergraduate students.

Research

Currently conducting research in the field of student transition, support and tertiary education pathways at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. Research and teaching surround the pedagogical experiences of undergraduate students transitioning through the preservice secondary teacher program with emphasis on the 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 girl's physical activity behaviour in secondary schools. titled "Girls Recreational Activity Program using Internet Technology (GRASP-IT) study". PhD research is a transitional study of first year student cohorts pedagogical experiences while transitioning into and through their undergraduate program. Extension of PhD study in 2020 to follow graduates into their career pathway (Longitudinal study). In addition, a study of alternative pathways to university undergraduate programs is also a research area collaborating with 6 other universities in 2021.

Teaching

Extensive teaching experience in the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) discipline in the primary and secondary school setting and currently full-time Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Tracey received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009 and DVC (Academic) Merit List for Teaching and Learning Excellence in recognition for outstanding overall course Performance on two occasions in 2019. 

Administrative/Service

Coordination of many courses over a decade spanning from Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education undergraduate studies. In addition, Chair the University Health, Safety and Wellbeing committee for the Faculty of Education and Arts and contribute to the ATSI Reconciliation Action Plan group at UON.

Collaborations

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 contributing to the development of several Vpod clips to support first year experience at University. 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. Currently collaborating with 6 other universities to study alternative pathways for student matriculation and transition into undergraduate degree programs.

“Teaching and learning is my lifelong passion and I will strive to continually improve pedagogical practice as long as I have the privilege to do so”. 


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)(Honours, University of Newcastle
  • Teachers Certificate, NSW Department of Education
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Philosophy (Education), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Transitional experiences in higher education
  • Undergraduate Health and Physical Education

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2007 -  Membership - Australian Council for Physical Education and Recreation Australian Council for Physical Education and Recreation
Australia
1/1/2007 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/1/1995 - 1/12/1995 Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education and Arts
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/1996 - 1/12/1996 Secondary PD/H/PE Teacher Department of Education and Training, NSW
Whitebridge High School
Australia
1/1/1994 - 1/12/1994 Secondary PD/H/PE Teacher Department of Education and Training, NSW
Morisset High School
Australia
1/1/1997 - 1/6/1999 Secondary PD/H/PE Teacher and PD/H/PE Coordinator Lakes Grammar- An Anglican School
Australia
1/6/1999 - 1/12/2006 Secondary PD/H/PE Teacher Department of Education and Training, NSW
Kotara High School
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2019 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Merit List for Learning and Teaching Excellence
Centre for Teaching and Learning, The University of Newcastle
2019 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Merit List for Learning and Teaching Excellence
Centre for Teaching and Learning, The University of Newcastle
2009 Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
The University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Clarke 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]
2008 Clarke 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Kelty 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]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, David Lubans

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Macqueen 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]
2010 Kelty 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]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, David Lubans
2009 Kelty 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]
2007 Kelty 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

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $2,065

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20091 grants / $785

26th ACHPER International Conference - Creating Active Futures, Brisbane 8 - 10 July 2009$785

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Tracey Kelty
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190141
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,280

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Tracey Kelty
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187957
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Rhetoric and Reality: How Universities in Australia Realise Access, Inclusivity and Equity PhD (Education), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 Honours Teen Engagement and Awareness of Mental Health Online study
This graded honour student research project was conducted in a private school setting, with ethics approval.  The intervention explored  adolescent knowledge, understanding and experience of a targeted mental health website. The study significantly increased the student knowledge and understanding about mental health as well as increase awareness about seeking support online and face-to-face.
Education, School of Education, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2008 Honours Do primitive reflexes contribute to children's learning difficulties and/or behaviour?
This honours research project was conducted in an early childhood setting. The study explored the similarities between the symptoms of primitive reflexes and compared these traits to diagnosed learning difficulties to conclude that there are many influences and reasons children exhibit undesirable behaviour/s and teachers need to be able to distinguish the evidence to assess children's capabilities, potential or future learning outcomes before diagnosis of any behaviour disorder.
Education, School of Education, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2008 Honours 'New Skool versus Old School': A study of motivation to participate in dance
This study investigated student motivation in practical dance lessons in a secondary school setting to compare and contrast use of modern/contemporary music with older style/traditional music. Students participation, body language, facial expression were recorded and they completed an objective survey about their experience.  Results concluded that using modern/contemporary music increased students motivation, enjoyment and participation in dance lessons.
Education, School of Education, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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Dr Tracey Kelty

Position

Lecturer
Health and Physical Education
School of Education
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email tracey.kelty@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 49 2 16227
Fax 49 2 17407

Office

Room HPE.316
Building Health and Physical Education Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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