Professor Katie Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor Katie Fitzpatrick is in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education and Social Work. She specialises in health education, physical education, sexuality education, critical pedagogy and critical ethnography.

In addition, her work encompasses urban education, racialisation, gender and sexuality, the work of Bourdieu, and qualitative (particularly, narrative and poetic) approaches to education and social policy. Katie has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas, as well as an international award-winning sole authored book (Critical pedagogy, physical education and urban schooling; Peter Lang , 2013), awarded best book by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in 2013. She has also recently co-edited a major new international collection on health education in schools with Prof. Richard Tinning at the University of Queensland (Fitzpatrick & Tinning, 2014) Health education: Critical perspectives (Routledge, UK, 2014).

In 2014, Katie was awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, which fosters the development of future research leaders in New Zealand by providing funding of $800,000 over five years. Katie’s current research programme for the Rutherford is entitled Rethinking Health Education and Promotion: Health Capital and Diverse Youth.