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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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Developing educational exercise resources to improve awareness and knowledge of Type 1 Diabetes within community sport settings
Community sport is one of the most common settings in which youth exercise. However, there are a lack of educational exercise resources available in Western Australia currently, therefore, community sport coaches feel they lack the knowledge, confidence and understanding to...
2023 Telethon Kids Institute
What uniforms would assist adolescent girls and women feel comfortable and confident in if they were an umpire/referee/official
Sport uniforms play a key role to encourage active girls to continue playing sport and some inactive girls to begin playing sport. It is unclear if uniforms could also be a barrier for adolescent girls (aged 15+) and women when...
2023 Victoria University
Mapping intersectionality within the Victorian sport sector workplaces
Through an analysis of both historic (2016-2023) employment and current (2023-24) recruitment data in the Victorian sport sector, this research will identify: trends in the recruitment and employment by gender and those from diverse communities; any areas of gender inequity...
2023 RMIT University
Building bridges across the gender divide: Mobilizing male allyship in sport coaching
This project seeks to contribute to engaging men as allies within sport coaching through exploring their knowledge and understanding of gender and diversity responsive coaching and associated practices.
2023 Deakin University
The muscle mechanisms of hamstring injuries and why they happen
The soft tissue injury program was seeking answers to an age-old question: why do hamstring injuries happen? The team will use its unique advanced imaging techniques to visualise mechanisms of hamstring injury, which could lead to better treatments that keep...
2023 Monash University
The 'HER_TRI' project: Training and Performance health of developing and elite female triathletes
To provide the QAS with applied evidence-based recommendations to enhance the quality, delivery and effectiveness of female talent development and elite programs. To promote critical performance health habits and adequate exercise prescription to support female developing triathletes through adolescent years...
2023 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
ASF Giving for Sport report FY23
The purpose of the Giving for Sport report is to highlight the changing landscape of philanthropy and fundraising in sport and the opportunity for growth if it receives the support and attention it needs. The report also continues to touch...
2023 Australian Sports Foundation
Redesigning Volunteer Roles within Community Sport Clubs: Development of a Role Co-Crafting Plan for Volunteer Engagement and Club/Community Capacity
The project aims to address challenges faced by community sports clubs in attracting and retaining volunteers. With a focus on the job crafting approach, the research team plans to explore how volunteers informally reshape their roles based on personal interests...
2023 Griffith University
Lower limb biomechanics and performance in female snow sports athletes
Variation in lower limb biomechanics, including increased knee valgus angle, is commonly observed in both developing and elite athletes across a range of snow sports disciplines, and particularly amongst female athletes. Once detected during standard physical screening undertaken across all...
2023 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
Online trolling and e-safety: Women athletes and women working in the sports industry
The project will focus on research into the management of gendered cyber hate by sporting bodies. There is existing evidence which indicates that athletes who are female, trans, and/or people of colour are subjected to significant levels of cyber-hate and...
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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