Molloy, Felicity

Molloy, Felicity
Country
New Zealand
Bio

Felicity Molloy (PhD MEd GDHE, Senior Level 3 Teacher Yoga Australia/NZ, MNZ Executive Committee for Research, Dip. Remedial Massage, Dance Victorian College of Arts) is a Lead Tutor of critical thinking and research at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies. A professional career in contemporary dance with New Zealand-based touring companies led to her passion for exploring human movement as a communicative form. In 2018, Felicity won the American Education Research Association (AERA) Qualitative Research SIG 2018 outstanding award for a PhD dissertation: Fit to Teach: Tracing Embodied Methodologies of Dancers Who Come to Academia. Her work now focusses somatic practices on a range of disciplines and, more recently, their impact on diverse populations. Notably, naturopathy, yoga and dance as they are all marginalised forms of practice-based professional education in the academy. In 2015, Felicity co-authored with Keogh, J., Krampe, J., & Guzmán, A. a report about a new dance class for older adults that was designed with somatic practices of awareness and creativity in mind. The article is titled, Dance mobility: a somatic and dance programme for older adults in New Zealand. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice, 10(3), 169-180. DOI: 10.1080/17432979.2015.1032353