Associate Professor Fleur McIntyre

BSc(Hons), Grad Cert Research Methods, PhD.
Course Coordinator - Exercise & Sport Science

Email: Fleur.McIntyre@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0296

  • Biography

    Dr Fleur McIntyre has been involved in University teaching and research for the previous 8 years. Her particular research focus involves a range of health-related issues the affect the healthy development of children and adolescents. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Notre Dame in Sport Psychology and Sociology, and Motor Development and Learning. She is also Co-Director of the AMP it up program, a fitness and strength exercise intervention for adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder and other movement disorders.

  • Teaching areas

    Sports Psychology and Sociology, Motor Development and Learning, Research Methods

  • Research expertise and supervision

    Research Expertise: Experience in quantitative and mixed method research design and projects

    Supervision (Present):
    PhD: Sarah Harris: Worth the Risk; Exploring the relationship between risk taking predisposition, injuries and negative emotional states in players at one West Australian Football League club
    PhD: Amanda Timler: The Who.i.am study: Identity formation and motor competence among adolescents. Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology: Ellouise Clarke; Feeling better now: The impact of an exercise intervention on self-concept and happiness in adolescents with low motor competence.

    Past Supervision:
    Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology: Francisco Bervenotti: Effects of a 13-week strength and resistance-training program on peripheral bone mineral density and fracture risk in adolescents with motor difficulties.
    Honours (BHPE): David Kurts: Association between maternal attitudes to exercise and the motor competence of their children (First Class)

  • Journal articles and proceedings

    McIntyre et al. (2014). Exercise improves physical self-perceptions in adolescents with low motor competence. Journal of Human Movement Science

    Hands, B., Chivers, P., McIntyre, F., Bervenotti, F., Blee, T., Beeson, B., Bettenay, F., & Siafarikas, A. (2015). Periperheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) reveals low bone mineral density in adolescents with motor difficulties. Osteoporosis International

    Farringdon, F. , Holgate, C., McIntyre, F. & Bulsara, M. (2013) . A level of discomfort! Exploring the link between maternal sexual health knowledge, religiosity and comfort when discussing sexual health issues with adolescents. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, doi: 10.1007/s13178-013-0122-9

    McNaught, K. & McIntyre, F. (2011). When a pass is not a pass. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 5(1), 1-10. http://journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/view/126/97

  • Conference papers

    McNaught, K. & McIntyre, F. (2012). Using ‘core academic literacy’ course results to create a profile for potentially ‘at risk’ students. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Incorporated (HERDSA) 2012, 2-5th July.

    McNaught, K. & McIntyre, F. (2011). When a pass is not a pass: The relationship between student performance in a core literacy unit and general academic progress in first year, Developing student skills for the next decade. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 1-2 February 2011. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://otl.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2011/contents-all.html

    McIntyre, F., Hands, B., & Parker, H. (2006). Young children’s perceived motor competence and actual motor competence: what is the relationship with physical activity? 1st ICHPER-SD Oceania Congress 2006 October Wellington NZ. ISBN 978-0-473-11990-4 Pub Date: 20th Nov 2006

  • Community engagement

    Co- Director of AMP it up (Adolescent Movement Program) - for adolescents with movement difficulties
    State Basketball League Commissioner and Board Member
    Cockburn Cougars Board Member
    Sports psychology workshops for associated junior sporting teams (Basketball and AFL)

    Invited presentations:

    • Hands, B., McIntyre, F. & Kurts, D. (2011). Fundamental movement skills and physical activity in young children. Early years in Education Society Conference. September, Perth, WA.
    • McIntyre, F. & McNaught, K. (2010). Performance in an academic core unit and coursework progress. Teaching and Learning Forum, UNDA, Fremantle, 2010.
    • McIntyre, F. (2010). What makes us tick? Attributions, motivation, and self confidence. AUSTSWIM King Neptune Aquatic Conference, Perth, WA, September.
    • McIntyre, F. (2009). Motivating the reluctant participant: From childhood to adulthood. AUSTSWIM King Neptune Aquatic Conference, Perth, WA, September.
  • Other

    Book review:
    McIntyre F. (2014) The challenge of modern sport ethics: From doping to cyborgs (Book review). Sport, Education and Society, 19(1), 112-114.

    Recent conference presentations:
    Bervenotti, C., McIntyre, F., Hands, B., Blee, T. Safarikas, A. (2013). Effects of resistance training on peripheral bone mineral density and muscle strength in adolescents with motor difficulties. Presented at International DCD Conference X, July 2013.

    McIntyre, F., Hands, B., Larkin, D., Rose. E. (2013) Physical self perceptions of adolescents with DCD before and after a 13 week exercise intervention. Presented at International DCD Conference X, July 2013.

    Hands, B., McIntyre, F., Larkin, D., Rose. E. (2013)Measuring physical fitness in adolescents with DCD: Are we using the right measures? Presented at International DCD Conference X, July 2013.

    Hands, B., McIntyre, F., Larkin, D., Rose, E. (2011). Improving fitness and motor skills in adolescents with DCD: Preliminary results from the AMPitup program. DCD9 Lausanne, June 23-25.