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The Register of Sport Research (Register) lists planned, current and completed Australian sport research.

It provides an opportunity for those commissioning or completing research to share project details with the sector, and for the sector to search for emerging research to help expand the evidence base for sport.

Research projects included are not representative views or endorsements of the Clearinghouse’s partner agencies.

Please note the Register is in BETA development. New projects and elements are still being included.


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Title Year Commenced Organisation name
Neurofeedback for Sports Performance Enhancement
To explore the effect of playing neurofeedback games on athletes sports performance.
2024 Cortex Technologies IP Pty. Ltd.
Implementation of a physical activity and physical literacy tool in schools
The main aim is to test the implementation of a physical activity and physical literacy measurement reporting tool into schools. This project aims to explore implementation of the online measurement tool and develop a toolkit to help schools use the...
2024 Deakin University
Menstruation matters for participation in sport and active recreation
This project will: i) conduct a survey exploring the influence of menstruation on participation in sport and active recreation; ii) facilitate a stakeholder working group to co-design strategies to support participation during menstruation; and iii) trial strategies in a community...
2024 Deakin University
Adult sport participation across the life course
This study forms part of a PhD program of research, and has two distinct objectives. Firstly, to determine the multi-layered factors that influence adults’ (25-64 years) decisions to engage in sport at various life stages. Secondly, to understand the role...
2023 Flinders University
Effective anti-racism approaches for women and girls in community sport
The project will consider the impacts of reporting racism and will create culturally relevant and gender-sensitive anti-racism resources. This project complements research funded in last year’s program on enabling Muslim girls in physical activity and sport, which explored parental attitudes...
2023 Deakin University
Being the “significant other:” a qualitative exploration of the role of partners and parents of elite athletes in providing support across their playing career and beyond
This project aims to find out what the experiences of being a partner or a parent of a retired elite athlete is, how they have supported their partner or child during their career and into retirement, what challenges are associated...
2023 Flinders University
The 'SHESAILS' project: High-Performance pathways and support for gold for female sailors
Women’s and mixed classes are increasing in Olympic sailing, however Australia’s depth and performance is declining in these classes. There is a lack of gender balance in the sailing high performance pathway and women are under-represented in the proportion of...
2023 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
Empowering coaches with practical strategies to identify and support athlete mental health
The Problem – How might HP coaches better identify, manage and support athlete mental health and wellbeing in their DTEs? The Research – Practical strategies and guidelines for HP coaches to better identify, manage and support athlete mental health and...
2023 University of Technology Sydney
Financial incentives for physical activity and sports participation in young people
To narratively describe the existing financial incentives for children and young people's participation in physical activity and sport. To describe the characteristics of a financial incentive that is likely to be effective and scalable.
2023 University of South Australia
Evaluating the physical demands of women's rugby union
This project is intended to quantify the physical demands placed on Rugby Union players. Rugby union is a field-based invasion sport that incorporates a series of intermittent bouts of high intensity activity, interspersed with longer periods of low intensity transitional...
2023 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise

The Register is part of activating the National Sport Research Agenda, and enabling a more coordinated and aligned sport research effort for sporting organisations, academics, researchers, research funding bodies, and governments across Australia.

If you have any questions about the Register of Sport Research or adding a research project please contact the Clearinghouse team.

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