Professor Tony Rossi

Professor Tony Rossi

Deputy Dean - School of Health Sciences,
Dean's Unit, School of Health Sciences

Professor Health and Physical Education,
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD Deakin University
  • MSc (Physical Education)
  • BEd (Hons) University of Exeter

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Health Sciences
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

Contact

Email: T.Rossi@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 546
Mobile: 0413103266
Location: K.G.06
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Publications

Books

  • Rossi, T., Hunter, L., Christensen, E. and Macdonald, D. (2015), 'Workplace Learning in Physical Education: Emerging Teachers' Stories from the Staffroom and Beyond', : Taylor & Francis 9780415673655.

Chapters in Books

  • Rossi, T., Raw, K., Friesen, A., Patrick, T. and George, E. (2023), 'COVID-19 and the developmental aspects and attributes of sport', Routledge Handbook of Sport and COVID-19, Routledge 9781032009070.
  • Giles, A., Rynne, S., Hayhurst, L. and Rossi, T. (2019), 'Canada and Australia : SDP and Indigenous peoples', Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace, Routledge 9781138210486.
  • Rossi, T., Macdonald, D., Hunter, L. and Christensen, E. (2017), 'Peering into the physical education office in Australian schools : the departmental office as a socialization space', Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives, Taylor & Francis 9781138932074.
  • Enright, E., Johnson, R., Macdonald, D., McCuaig, L. and Rossi, T. (2016), 'Teachers' perspectives on the school-family-health nexus', Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives, Routledge 9781138838185.
  • Christensen, E. and Rossi, A. (2015), 'Entering the field as a sports coordinator : negotiating the micropolitics of the profession', Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture, Routledge 9780415829694.
  • Rossi, T. and Rynne, S. (2015), 'Sport development programmes for Indigenous Australians : innovation, inclusion and development, or a product of 'white guilt'?', Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging?, Routledge 9781138851078.
  • Tinning, R. and Rossi, T. (2013), 'Thinking about complexity thinking for physical education', Complexity Thinking in Physical Education: Reframing Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research, Taylor & Francis 9780415507219.
  • Rossi, T. and Carroll, T. (2013), 'Ongoing adaptation as a feature of complexity : further thoughts and possible ideas for pedagogy in physical activity', Complexity Thinking in Physical Education: Reframing Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research, Taylor & Francis 9780415507219.
  • Rossi, T. (2012), 'Holly goes to school to become a PE teacher ... and doesn't! : a three-act play', Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health: A Narrative Approach, Routledge 9780415601498.
  • Rossi, T. and Tan, W. (2012), 'Action research in physical education : cycles, not circles!', Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport, Taylor & Francis 9780415618847.
  • Rossi, T. and Tinning, R. (2011), 'The young player as a learner', Coaching Children in Sport, Taylor & Francis 9780415493901.
  • Ryan, M. and Rossi, T. (2008), 'The transdisciplinary potential of multiliteracies : bodily performances and meaning-making in health and physical education', Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education: New Pedagogies fo Expanding Landscapes, Oxford University Press 9780195558487.
  • Rossi, T. and Cassidy, T. (1999), 'Knowledgeable teachers in physical education : a view of teachers' knowledge', Learning and Teaching in Physical Education, Falmer Press 9780750708746.

Journal Articles

  • Storr, R., Jeanes, R., Rossi, T. and Lisahunter, .. (2022), 'Are we there yet? : (illusions of) inclusion in sport for LGBT+ communities in Australia', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol 57, no 1 , pp 92 - 111.
  • Moy, B., Rossi, T. and Russell, S. (2021), '[In Press] Supporting PETE students to implement an alternative pedagogy', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, .
  • Jansen, E., Harris, H. and Rossi, T. (2020), 'Fathers' perceptions of their role in family mealtimes : a grounded theory study', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol 52, no 1 , pp 45 - 54.
  • Enright, E., Hogan, A. and Rossi, T. (2020), 'The commercial school heterarchy', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol 41, no 2 , pp 187 - 205.
  • Harris, H., Jansen, E. and Rossi, T. (2020), ''It's not worth the fight' : fathers' perceptions of family mealtime interactions, feeding practices and child eating behaviours', Appetite, vol 150 .
  • Rossi, T. and Kirk, D. (2020), 'The pedagogisation of health knowledge and outsourcing of curriculum development : the case of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden initiative', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol 41, no 2 , pp 281 - 298.
  • Hanrahan, S., Rynne, S., Beckman, E. and Rossi, T. (2019), 'Participants' physical activity levels and evaluations of a school sport programme in Papua New Guinea', European Physical Education Review, vol 25, no 1 , pp 3 - 20.
  • Jeanes, R., Rossi, T., Magee, J. and Lucas, R. (2019), 'Coaches as boundary spanners? : conceptualising the role of the coach in sport and social policy programmes', International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, vol 11, no 3 , pp 433 - 446.
  • McCuaig, L., Rossi, T., Enright, E. and Shelley, K. (2019), 'Schools, student health and family welfare : exploring teachers' work as boundary spanners', British Educational Research Journal, vol 45, no 5 , pp 1001 - 1020.
  • Hussain, A., Rossi, T. and Rynne, S. (2019), 'Learning in the ED : chaos, partners and paradoxes', Journal of Workplace Learning, vol 31, no 6 , pp 361 - 376.
  • Rossi, T. and Jeanes, R. (2018), 'Is sport for development already an anachronism in the age of austerity or can it be a space of hope?', International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, vol 10, no 1 , pp 185 - 201.
  • Beckman, E., Rossi, T., Hanrahan, S., Rynne, S. and Dorovolomo, J. (2018), 'The effectiveness of a cricket programme for engaging people with a disability in physical activity in Fiji', International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol 65, no 2 , pp 199 - 213.
  • Christensen, E., Rossi, T., Hunter, L. and Tinning, R. (2018), 'Entering the field : beginning teachers' positioning experiences of the staffroom', Sport, Education and Society, vol 23, no 1 , pp 40 - 52.
  • Chong, M., McCuaig, L. and Rossi, T. (2018), 'Primary physical education specialists and their perceived role in the explicit/implicit delivery of health education', Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, vol 9, no 2 , pp 189 - 204.
  • Jansen, E., Harris, H., Daniels, L., Thorpe, K. and Rossi, T. (2018), 'Acceptability and accessibility of child nutrition interventions : fathers' perspectives from survey and interview studies', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Rossi, T., Pavey, A., Macdonald, D. and McCuaig, L. (2016), 'Teachers as health workers : patterns and imperatives of Australian teachers' work', British Educational Research Journal, vol 42, no 2 , pp 258 - 276.
  • Rossi, T., Rynne, S. and Rabjohns, M. (2016), 'Moving forwards with the aim of going backwards fast : high-performance rowing as a learning environment', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol 21, no 1 , pp 55 - 68.
  • Rossi, T. and Jeanes, R. (2016), 'Education, pedagogy and sport for development : addressing seldom asked questions', Sport, Education and Society, vol 21, no 4 , pp 483 - 494.
  • McCuaig, L., Enright, E., Rossi, T., Macdonald, D. and Hansen, S. (2016), 'An eroding social justice agenda : the case of physical education and health edu-business in schools', Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, vol 87, no 2 , pp 151 - 164.
  • Mallett, C., Rossi, T., Rynne, S. and Tinning, R. (2016), 'In pursuit of becoming a senior coach : the learning culture for Australian Football League coaches', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol 21, no 1 , pp 24 - 39.
  • Rossi, T. (2015), 'Expecting too much? : can Indigenous sport programmes in Australia deliver development and social outcomes?', International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, vol 7, no 2 , pp 181 - 195.
  • Wharton, L. and Rossi, T. (2015), 'How would you recognise an expert coach if you saw one?', International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, vol 10, no 2-3 , pp 577 - 588.
  • Rossi, T. and Rynne, S. (2014), 'Sport development programmes for Indigenous Australians : innovation, inclusion and development, or a product of 'white guilt'?', Sport in Society, vol 17, no 8 , pp 1030 - 1045.
  • Bell, J., Rossi, T., Bauer, J. and Capra, S. (2014), 'Developing and evaluating interventions that are applicable and relevant to inpatients and those who care for them : a multiphase, pragmatic action research approach', BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Rossi, T., Rynne, S. and Nelson, A. (2013), 'Doing whitefella research in blackfella communities in Australia : decolonizing method in sports related research', Quest, vol 65, no 1 , pp 116 - 131.
  • Rossi, T. and Hunter, L. (2013), 'Professional spaces for pre-service teachers : sites of reality, imagination and resistance', Educational Review, vol 65, no 2 , pp 123 - 139.
  • Tinning, R., Jenkins, D., Collins, J., Rossi, T. and Brancato, T. (2012), 'Major practicum as a learning site for exercise science professionals : a pilot study', European Physical Education Review, vol 18, no 2 , pp 239 - 244.
  • Hussain, A., Trudel, P., Patrick, T. and Rossi, T. (2012), 'Reflections on a novel coach education program : a narrative analysis', International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, vol 7, no 2 , pp 227 - 240.
  • Barker, D. and Rossi, T. (2012), 'The trouble with teamwork : a discursive investigation', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol 17, no 1 , pp 1 - 19.
  • Ryan, M., Rossi, T., Hunter, L., Macdonald, D. and McCuaig, L. (2012), 'Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools', Curriculum Perspectives, vol 32, no 3 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Hunter, L., Rossi, T., Tinning, R., Flanagan, E. and Macdonald, D. (2011), 'Professional learning places and spaces : the staffroom as a site of beginning teacher induction and transition', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 39, no 1 , pp 33 - 46.
  • Barker, D. and Rossi, T. (2011), 'Understanding teachers : the potential and possibility of discourse analysis', Sport, Education and Society, vol 16, no 2 , pp 139 - 158.
  • Barker, D., Rossi, T. and Puhse, U. (2010), 'Managing teams : comparing organizational and sport psychological approaches to teamwork', Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, vol 1 , pp 115 - 132.
  • Rossi, T. (2010), 'Towards an evolving critical consciousness in coaching research : the physical pedagogic bricolage : a commentary', International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, vol 5, no 4 , pp 567 - 569.
  • Sirna, K., Tinning, R. and Rossi, T. (2010), 'Social processes of health and physical education teachers' identity formation : reproducing and changing culture', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol 31, no 1 , pp 71 - 84.
  • Rossi, T., Tinning, R., McCuaig, L., Sirna, K. and Hunter, L. (2009), 'With the best of intentions : a critical discourse analysis of physical education curriculum materials', Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, vol 28, no 1 , pp 75 - 89.
  • Tan, W., Macdonald, D. and Rossi, T. (2009), 'Educational action research in Singapore : to prove or improve?', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, vol 29, no 3 , pp 357 - 371.
  • Rossi, T. and Sirna, K. (2008), 'Creating physical education in remote Australian schools : overcoming the tyranny of distance through communities of practice', Journal of Research in Rural Education, vol 23, no 6 .
  • McNeill, M., Fry, J., Wright, S., Tan, C. and Rossi, T. (2008), 'Structuring time and questioning to achieve tactical awareness in games lessons', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol 13, no 3 , pp 231 - 249.
  • Rossi, T., Sirna, K. and Tinning, R. (2008), 'Becoming a health and physical education (HPE) teacher : student teacher 'performances' in the physical education subject department office', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol 24, no 4 , pp 1029 - 1040.
  • Sirna, K., Tinning, R. and Rossi, T. (2008), 'The social tasks of learning to become a physical education teacher : considering the HPE subject department as a community of practice', Sport, Education and Society, vol 13, no 3 , pp 285 - 300.
  • Rossi, T., Fry, J., McNeill, M. and Tan, C. (2007), 'The games concept approach (GCA) as a mandated practice : views of Singaporean teachers', Sport, Education and Society, vol 12, no 1 , pp 93 - 111.
  • Rossi, T. and Ryan, M. (2006), 'National education as a 'civics' literacy in a globalized world : the challenges facing education in Singapore', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol 27, no 2 , pp 161 - 174.

Other Publications

  • 2021, 'Understanding Participant Experiences of Walking Football in Australia', Report
  • 2013, 'The Sports Demonstration Project: An Initiative of the Australian Sports Commission: An Evaluation', Report
  • 2012, 'The Impact of Indigenous Community Sports Programs: The Case of Surfing: Research Report', Report
  • 2012, 'Developing Health Literacy Through School Based Health Education: Can Reality Match Rhetoric?', Report

Previous Projects

Title: Enacting LGBT Inclusion with Victorian Cricket
Funder:
  • Cricket Victoria
Western Researchers: Ryan Storr and Tony Rossi
Years: 2019-01-29 - 2019-10-31
ID: P00025539
Title: Females in Tennis (FiT)
Funder:
  • Tennis Australia Ltd
Western Researchers: Katherine Raw and Tony Rossi
Years: 2020-02-03 - 2020-03-13
ID: P00026427

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Investigating the Impact of a Social Media Health Literacy Innovation on Student Wellbeing: A Case Study
Field of Research:

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