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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
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
Evaluation of Aquacore™ and PowerTubes to enhance strength, power, and stability, in recreationally active athletes
The aim of this project is to investigate the use of the Aquacore™ and PowerTubes to enhance strength, power, and stability, in recreationally active athletes. To do this, three groups of 12 recreationally-active male athletes aged 18-30 years will participate...
2023 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
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
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
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
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
Performance, profiling and tapering in elite female swimmers
Research will address the interpretability and practical application of sports science support particularly automated analyses of training load data. The project would be cross-disciplinary in nature including the areas of sports performance, physiology, performance analysis, coaching science, athlete health, and...
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
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
Surfing Economics: understanding the value of surfing to Australian economy and society
Surfing is among the top-five nature-based activities in Australia, and the second most practiced water-based sport, only after swimming. Current participation is 3.3% of the adult population, up from 2.1% in 2018. Surfing has been found to attract faster economic...
2023 Australian National University

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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