Personal details

Name
Dr Margo Sendall
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 3526
Fax
+61 7 3138 3369
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Health Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

public health, health promotion, settings based health promotion, school health, workplace health, qualitative research, phenomenography, participatory action research, indepth interviews, focus groups

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Marguerite (Margo) Sendall is a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland Institute of Technology.  Margo is the School’s Postgraduate Research Coordinator.
Dr Sendall is an expert in settings based health promotion and participatory action research. Margo was a co-investigator on a successful competitive grant worth $900,000 over 4 years to investigate sun protection strategies for outdoor workers. Margo was also the Principal Investigator on a successful competitive grant tender worth $120,000 over 2 years to investigate SNAPO (smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and obesity) risk factors for truck drivers.
Most of Dr Sendall’s ‘real world’ practice years were spent working in school health. During this time, Margo focused on her area of special interest, Health Promoting Schools. This is where she developed her passion for the health promotion approach. Currently, Margo works with at-risk hard-to-reach, blue collar groups, such as miners, truck drivers, bus drivers, to develop and implement real-world strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity.

This information has been contributed by Dr Margo Sendall.

Teaching

Dr Sendall coordinates the second year undergraduate unit, PUB461: Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health (S2). Margo also coordinates two postgraduate units – PUP038 Health Promotion 1: Paradigms (S1) and HLN707 Research Methods in Health (S1 and S2). Margo supervises a range of research degree students.

Vacation Research Experience Scholarship: In the last 5 years, Margo has supervised ten (10) Vacation Research Experience Scholarship (VRES) students. Of these students, eight (8) have published journal articles and one (1) is preparing a journal article for publication.

Master by Coursework: Over the last 5 years, Margo has supervised twelve (12) Master by Coursework students. Eight (8) of these students undertook a 24 credit point project and four (4) of these students undertook 48 credit point minor thesis. Six (6) of these students published a journal article.

  • Mothers and health promotion: Closing the gap for 100% measles immunization in North Vietnam.
  • Neuroscience nurses’ attitudes towards cognitively impaired acquired head injured patients.
  • Australian Women’s perceptions of enablers and barriers when instigating physical activity for better health outcomes:
  • A qualitative case study. Knowledge of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine: A perspective from Australian women.

Masters by Research: Margo has supervised one (1) Masters by Research degree.

  • Is it too late by eight? Recognising the protective factors of culture, education and families in building resilient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Doctoral degrees: Margo has supervised ten (10) professional and philosophiacl doctorates.

  • DHSc: Understanding the social cultural context of obesity and chronic disease in the rural and remote areas of Fiji Islands: An ecological psychological approach.
  • DHSc: Deciding to transfer resident to emergency department: A phenomenographic examination of decision making in residential aged care.
  • DEd: Investigating Australian university students’ experiences of critical reflective learning through ePortfolio: A phenomenographic study.
  • DCI: Adapting and integrating elements of best practice in dancer wellness in elite adolescent pre-professional dance programmes into private dance studio contexts.
  • PhD: What is the meaning of sport for young people from refugee backgrounds? A case study of a state high school in Brisbane, Queensland: An ethnographic study.
  • PhD: The application of Planned Behaviour Theory to understanding drinking behaviour among Vietnamese medical students.
  • PhD: Help seeking behaviours of Bhutanese women subjected to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
  • PhD: A phenomenological exploration of middle-class, white, male baby boomers’ experiences of ageing in contemporary Western society.
  • PhD: The impact of nutrition labelling in reducing health inequities in obesity.
  • PhD: Assessment of the influence of a digital storytelling programme on healthy lifestyle knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of overweight/obese adolescents and their parents in Sri Lanka.

* I am more than happy to be contacted about health promotion or qualitative research.

This information has been contributed by Dr Margo Sendall.

Experience

I started my career as a Registered Nurse. I undertook further study to become an Endorsed Midwife and I also hold a Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration), Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Child and Adolescent Health). I have worked in a wide range of settings, for example, urban and rural environments, acute and non-acute services, clinical and managerial positions, Indigenous Health, midwifery and child health and community and population based programs. Most of my ‘real world’ practice years were spent working in school health. During this time, I focused on my areas of special interest, Health Promoting Schools. This is where I developed my passion for the health promotion approach. I am still excited about health promotion and this drives my commitment to teaching and learning, and my involvement in health promotion research and service. Prior to coming to QUT, I worked at the University of Queensland. At this time, undertook a Masters of Health Science here at QUT before articulating to a PhD. I undertook qualitative research about the experience of School Based Youth Health Nurses because I am more interested in the ‘why’ question. I am extremely passionate about qualitative research from both a teaching and supervision perspective.  

* I am more than happy to be contacted about health promotion or qualitative research.

This information has been contributed by Dr Margo Sendall.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
Chair, Scientific Program, Australian Health Promotion Association national conference. Cairns, Australia: April, 2011.
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Journal of Health Promotion.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • A Phenomenological Exploration of Middle-Class, White, Male Baby Boomers' Experiences of Ageing in Contemporary Western Society
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Evonne Miller, Associate Professor Michael Flood
  • Help-Seeking Behaviours of Bhutanesse Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Kerry Armstrong, Adjunct Professor Jeremy Davey
  • What is the Meaning of Sport for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds? A Case Study of a State High School in Brisbane, Queensland
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Mark Brough, Dr Kristiann Heesch
  • The application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour to understand and modify risky drinking behaviour among Vietnamese medical students
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Katherine White, Professor Ross Young
  • Adapting and integrating elements of best practice in dancer wellness in elite adolescent pre-profesional dance programmes into private dance studio contexts.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Gene Moyle
  • Investigating Australian university students' experiences of critical reflective learning through ePortfolio creation and curation within units/courses of study.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Hilary Hughes