Dr Renata Cinelli
Renata Cinelli is a Lecturer of Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Education Studies in the School of Education, VIC, Australian Catholic University. Renata has experience in a range of education contexts including primary, secondary and tertiary, from both teaching and research endeavours.
Cinelli, R. & O’Dea, J. (2012). Body Image, Desired Weight and Body Figure Preferences of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian women across the lifespan. In Cotton, W. & O’Connor, D. (Eds.), University of Sydney Papers in HMHCE (1). The University of Sydney Publishing Service.
O’Dea, J., & Cinelli, R. L. (2012). Eating disorder prevention programs on the university campus. In J. O’Dea (Ed.), Current Issues and Controversies in School and Community Health, Sport and Physical Education (pp.91-103). New York: Nova Science.
Cinelli, R. L, & O’Dea, J.A. (2011). Body Image among Aboriginal Children and Adolescents in Australia. In S. Greene (Ed.), Body Image: Perceptions, Interpretations and Attitudes (pp.14-28). New York: Nova Science.
Cinelli, R. L., & O’Dea, J. A. (2009). Body image and obesity among Australian adolescents from Indigenous and Anglo-European backgrounds: implications for health promotion and obesity prevention among Aboriginal youth. Health Education Research, 24(6), 1059-1068.
Key areas of interest
Indigenous Australians, body image, physical activity, adolescents, health, body weight, body attitudes, self-esteem, self-perceptions, weight change strategies, influences on sporting participation, body image across the lifespan.
2013-2014: Researcher on ‘An evaluation of an Indigenous community organisation’s remote outreach program: an ethnographic study’ (Peralta & Cinelli).
2009-2013: PhD Research. Cinelli, R. L. Perceptions of body weight, shape, obesity and body image among generations of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women in Australia.
2012: Supervisor- National Fieldwork Research Team on the ARC Discovery Grant ($450,000) of O’Dea et al titled “Follow up to the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveys of Schoolchildren conducted in 2000 and 2006 - An Investigation of Ethnicity, Socio-Economic Status and Social Networks as Drivers of Childhood Obesity and Body Image among Children and Adolescents.”
2011-2013: Research Assistant on a Commonwealth Department of Sport Grant ($68,000) titled “Nutritional supplements and weight gain behaviours in male adolescents from 2000-2010: Implications for Anti-Doping Interventions.”
2011: Research Assistant on an ARC Discovery Grant ($460,000) conducted in CEO primary and secondary schools titled “The well-rounded person: the role of sport in shaping physical, emotional and social development” (Lumby, Probyn, & O’Dea).
2008: Honours Research Cinelli, R. L. Body image of Indigenous adolescents (Hons 1).
- Identifying health determinants
- Community health issues
- Physical education pedagogy
- Personal development, health, and physical education in primary schools
- Indigenous perspectives in secondary schools
- Nutrition education
- Diet and nutrition for health and sport
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