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National Sport Research Agenda



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.

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
Tackling the prevention of women's in-game risk of concussion
Sport has the power to empower and improve the health and wellbeing of women and girls by creating equal opportunities to access, participation and leadership. Concussion mostly occurs in rugby when tackling. This project is designed with women and for...
2022 The University of Sydney
Effectiveness of an empirically based tackle technique intervention to reduce the in-game risk of concussion
Concussion in collision sports, is a prominent community health concern, occurring mostly during tackles. To make the sport safer for all players, our research will reveal how a rugby players’ tackles alters their head forces and how retraining their tackle...
2022 The University of Sydney
Coaching and Promoting Rugby in Regional Schools: Problems, Needs and Successes
Rugby union has long held winter sporting dominance in Queensland’s Greater Public Schools and other private schools in Queensland’s south-east corner. Outside of this area, however, the sport may be considered to have generally struggled to gain an enduring foothold...
2017 University of Southern Queensland
Volunteer Rugby Coaches in Regional Queensland: The significance of lived experience on their coaching philosophies, practices and overall development (PhD thesis)
This research focused on five volunteer rugby union coaches with long-term experience living and coaching in regional Queensland. Using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the researcher explored how these coaches' lived experiences have informed their coaching philosophies, practices and development. Five...
2016 University of Southern Queensland
Super-elite athlete performance in international and professional sports - the David Nilsson story
The thesis explored and defined the systemic interactions that had significant impacts in developing and consolidating the physical and personal attributes, and the sport-specific skills, that facilitated David Nilsson’s success as a Baseball player, and that positioned him as a...
2015 Uni SQ
What attracts and retains women with disability as employees in sport
To identify insights from women with disability on barriers, contributors, and good practice strategies organisations implement that effect these women’s recruitment, retention and potential progression to leadership roles in the sport and recreation industry.
2019 Victoria University
What girls need from sport uniforms
To identify what girls: • Like to wear during sport that takes place inside and outside of the school environment • Do not like about their current sport uniform/s • Believe are the most important aspects of uniforms
2020 Victoria University
To encourage women from culturally diverse backgrounds as leaders in sport
To identify factors that attract and retain women from culturally diverse backgrounds as leaders in sport
2020 Victoria University
Predicting recovery from low back pain (LBP) in elite athletes: a study protocol for two clinical predictive models
A prospective longitudinal inception cohort study with two aims: 1) externally validate a community clinical predictive model for LBP recovery 2) develop an athlete specific clinical predictive model for LBP recovery
2022 La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
The future of Australian Sport: megatrends shaping the sport sector over coming decades. Second Report.
Australian sports, and the ways in which we engage with sport and physical exercise, are being transformed by new technologies, changing environmental conditions, shifting value systems, new habits and lifestyles and the increasing diversity of the Australian population. Megatrends describe...
2022 Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australian Sports Commission

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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