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The Advisory Group will support the activation of the National Sport Research Agenda (NSRA) to establish a more connected and cohesive sport research network and unlock the value and benefits of sport.

Members have been selected from across the sport research community to provide expertise, critical thinking and guidance.

In partnership with the Australian Sports Commission, the Group will:

  • Monitor and evaluate the NSRA and key priority areas.
  • Collaborate on areas of interest to avoid duplication.
  • Encourage co-ordination and collaboration of research.



Heather Swanston

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lynne Anderson

Australian Sports Commission [Commissioner/Board Member]

Paolo Menaspà

Australian Sports Commission

Neal Ames

Mid Coast Council

Anna Zheng

Office For Sport
Department of Health

Sandi Draper

Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Karina Chilman

Sport Integrity Australia

Louise Czosnek

Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions


Adam Bishop

Athletics Australia

Nick Hannan


Garry West-Bail

Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability

Clare Minahan

ESSA Sports Science Advisory Group

Leanne Evans

Gold Coast Region Tennis Assembly

Josh Marton

Golf Australia

David Pryles

Hockey Australia

Mark McAllion

Maribyrnong Sports Academy

Ross Pinder

Paralympics Australia

David Bond

Women Sport Australia


David Shilbury

Deakin Business School

Natalie Saunders

Deakin University
[NSRA Chair]

Russell Hoye

La Trobe University

Dean Dudley

Macquarie University

Peter Peeling

University of Western Australia

Stewart Vella

University of Wollongong

Rochelle Eime

Victoria University

Andrew Bennie

Western Sydney University


Emma Little

Active Inclusion

Callum Warner


Martin Schlegel

Australian Sport Technologies Network

Mal Mizen

Kinetica Group


For more information about the National Sport Research Agenda, please contact

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