Associate Professor Sealey has been working at JCU  since 2001. Associate Professor Sealey is currently the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching for the College of Healthcare Sciences. Associate Professor Sealey is  a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. She is also a member of the international outrigger canoeing research consortium, as a result of her PhD on outrigger canoeing performance.

Associate Professor Sealey worked for over a decade in the JCU Sport and Exercise Science discipline and coordinated the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) courses  prior to her fulltime appointment to Associate Dean Learning and Teaching.

Research interests include enhancing human health and performance (educational and sporting). Associate Professor Sealey has a research track record in exercise for chronic disease management (health enhancement), sports performance enhancement techniques and higher education learning and teaching enhancement with a specific focus on assessment and clinical placement. Associate Professor Sealey has supervised PhD projects focussed on reducing sedentary behaviour in the workplace and on optimising sports recovery.

  • Human health
  • Sports performance enhancement
  • Educational enhancement
  • Assessment
  • Clinical placement
  • Authentic learning experiences
  • 2016 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2014 to present - Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2009 to 2012 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Clinical Educator, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2001 to 2008 - Technical Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
  • 2020 - JCU Team Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2017 - JCU Award for Excellence - JCUOnline Launch Working Group
  • 2014 - Co-author, best sports science presentation, Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference
  • 2013 - Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching)
  • 2011 - JCU Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2011 - ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2010 - Australian College of Educators certificate of recognition
  • 2010 - highly commended, injury prevention category, Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • 2009 - Townsville Festival of Life Sciences postgraduate presentation winner
  • 2008 - Young investigator best poster, Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference
  • 2008 - National inaugural recipient of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Tom Penrose research and community service grant
  • 2008 - over best poster co-author, Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference
  • 2017 - Exercise and Sports Science Australia Fellow
  • 2015 - Member, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • 2013 to 2017 - Member, HERDSA
  • 2011 to 2015 - Exercise and Sports Science Australia Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • 2015 to 2017 - Deputy-Chair, National ExEd group
  • 2014 to 2015 - Chair, QLD branch of HERDSA
  • 2013 to 2015 - Chair, JCU Teaching and Learning Academy
  • 2012 to 2015 - Exercise and Sports Science Australia Media Spokesperson

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