Dr Kellie Burns
BSc(PhysEd)(St FX), MPhil(Dub), PhD(Otago)
Senior Lecturer, Health Education and Professional Practice
Research Progress Manager – Division of Doctoral Studies
Phone: +61 2 9036 7880
Fax: +61 2 9351 2606
Health and sport
- History and sociology of sport
Social structures, inequalities and social justice
- Gender relations and gender identity
- Sexuality and sexual identity
gender, sexuality, sexual citizenship, gender/sexuality and sport, sexualities education, pedagogies of health and wellbeing, school as clinical setting
Kellie's research interests include gender, sexuality, citizenship, sport and health. She conducted a large case study of the Sydney 2002 Gay Games, exploring the contested relationships between sport, sexualities, citizenship and the increasingly neoliberal mandates of large global sport and tourism events. She is currently involved in a series of research initiatives around HPV and sexual health knowledge in secondary and tertiary educational settings in both Australia and Canada. She is interested in the production of schools as pseudo-clinical spaces to support health programs and/or outcomes, and the types of knowledge students and teachers have about sexuality and sexual health. She is also working on a project called Mediating Sexual Citizenship, which analyses the production and consumption of emergent sexual subjectivities across multiple media platforms.
Faculty of Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
Professional and community roles
Panel of Gender Experts for the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
Advisory Board Member for 'HPV.edu', a National Health and Medical Research Council funded project which is a collaboration between the Universities of Sydney, Adelaide, and Western Australia, and has the support of the Immunisation Section of the Communicable Diseases Control Branch in South Australia and Western Australia.
- A qualitative study of school-based cervical cancer vaccination programs. Research grants awarded: Burns, K., & Russell, K (2010) Faculty Of Education and Social Work Program grant scheme ($20,372). Burns, K., Russell, K., Rail, G. & Fusco, C. (2012). A comparative study of school-based HPV/cervical cancer vaccination programs and HPV-related knowledge in Australia and Canada. International Program Development Fund, The University of Sydney ($6, 000). Bryson, M., Burns, K., Fusco, C., McDonald, M., Moola, F., Norman, M., Petherick, L., Polzer, J. & Russell, K.(2012). HPV Vaccination Discourses, Practices and Spaces: Affects and Effects on Youth's Bodies and Subjectivities. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($CN 273,360)
- A critical exploration of the ways in which sexual citizenship is mediated across heritage and new media. With Cristyn Davies.
- Peralta, L., O'Connor, D., Cotton, W., Bennie, A. & Burns, K. (2012). Increasing Indigenous students in higher education: Is participation in sport associated with academic achievement and higher education aspirations among Indigenous students? Funded by a University of Sydney Widening Participation Grant (2011)($20,900).
- Burns, K. & Davies, C. . (in press). Producing responsible girl citizens: An analysis of media discourses around the HPV vaccination programs. In Lopez, V., Katsulis, Y., Gillis, G. & Harper, K. (Ed.), Girls, Sexualities and the Media .
- Davies, C & Burns, K . (in press). Imagining queer community in and beyond The L Word . In D. Heller (Ed.), Loving the L Word: Television Fans and Queer pleasures London: I.B. Tauris.
- Burns, K. (2012). Lesbian mothers, two-headed monsters and the televisual machine. In K.H. Robinson & C. Davies (Ed.), Queer and subjugated knowledges: Generating subversive imaginaries (pp. 56–73), UAE: Bentham Books.
- Burns, K. & Russell, K . (2012). Producing the self-managing female-citizen in a climate of ‘healthy’ living. In J. O'Dea (Ed.), Current issues and controversies in school and community health, sport and physical education New York: Nova Science Publishers..
- Burns, K . (2011). A critical history of the Gay Games movement. In S. Georgakis & K. Russell (Ed.), Youth sport in Australia (pp. 115–132), Sydney: The University of Sydney Press.
- Burns, K. (2009). (re)Imagining the global, rethinking gender in education. In Dillabough, J, McLeod, J. & M. Mills (Ed.), Troubling gender and education (pp. 42–56), London: Routledge.
- Burns, K. (2006). ‘Australian Centre for Gay and Lesbian Research’, ‘drag king’, ‘Federation of Gay Games’, ‘Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW)’, ‘Gay Games’, ‘intersex’, ‘Mardi Gras’, ‘pink dollar, ‘Sydney’ and ‘Tom Waddell’ . In Gerstner, D. (Ed.), Queer Culture: the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Contemporary International Cultures London: Routledge.
- Burns, K . (2005). Practicing queer theories: Queer image-based texts in the tertiary classroom . In Marsh, C. (Ed.), Curriculum Controversies: Point and Counterpoint 1980–2005 Deakin West, ACT: Australian Curriculum Studies Association.
- Burns, K . (2013). Normative ‘sexual’ knowledge and critique as a mode of resistance—a response to Damien Riggs . Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14(1), 88–93.
- Peralta, L. & Burns, K. (2012). First off the blocks: professional experience and learning for first- year preservice Physical and Health Education teachers. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 40(2), 127–141.
- Burns. K. (2012). Gender difference and the rise of neurosexism . Australian Review of Public Affairs, (November).
- Burns, K. (2012). Cosmopolitan sexual citizenship and the project of queer world-making at the Sydney 2002 Gay Games. Sexualities, 15(3), 314–335.
- Burns, K., & Davies, C . (2009). Producing cosmopolitanism on The L Word. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13(2), 174–188.
- Burns, K . (2009). Book Review: Jayne Caudwell, Sport, sexualities and queer/theory. Sexualities, 12(6), 766–769.
- Burns, K . (2008). (re)Imagining the global, rethinking gender in education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 29(3), 343–357.
- Burns, K. (2007). Giving voice, making change: How PFLAG resources can be useful classroom tools. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 4(2), 107–109.
- Burns, K. (2006). Community meets classroom: Celebrating families and difference in the early stages of primary education. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 3(2/3), 159–162.
- Burns, K . (2005). Practicing queer theories: Queer image-based texts in the tertiary classroom. Curriculum Perspectives, 25(3), 65–68.
- Burns, K . (2004). Review Essay: Haynes, F. & McKenna, T. Unseen genders: Beyond the binaries. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 25(4), 495–506.