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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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Social Resilience, Migrant Integration and Informal Sport in Public Space
The research is investigating the potential of informal team sport to foster social resilience and build social capital among vulnerable new and temporary migrants. In so doing, it will help us understand the everyday settings that shape migrant incorporation into...
2022 Macquarie University
Promoting health and performance of elite and youth female football athletes
This collaborative project between Capital Football (the state governing body for football in the ACT) and the University of Canberra will investigate a range of factors that impact the health and performance of elite and developmental female football athletes. The...
2022 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
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
Physiological profiling in middle- and long-distance runners
The primary objective is to co-design a testing protocol/s to determine the physiological profile of middle- and long-distance runners, alongside expert sport scientists and coaches. The secondary objective is to determine the validity, reliability, and practicality of the testing protocol/s...
2022 Deakin University
Psychological, Physical, and Sexual Violence Against Children in Australian Community Sport: Frequency, Perpetrator, and Victim Characteristics
Childhood sport participation is associated with physical, social, and mental health benefits, which are more likely to be realized if the sport environment is safe. However, our understanding of children’s experience of psychological, physical, and sexual violence in community sport...
2022 Victoria University
Protocol for national mental health guidelines for community sport in Australia
Organised sports are the most common settings for sports participation. Despite a range of documented benefits from participation, these positive outcomes are not always guaranteed. Emotional distress from pressure and injuries can mean some participants experience negative outcomes. To ensure...
2022 Global Alliance for Mental Health and Sport, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
Gendered Online Harassment in Women’s Sport Survey
The research aims to examine the experience, impact and potential solutions to gendered online harassment experiences of professional and elite women’s sports athletes across Australia. The methods are an anonymous survey and semi-structured interviews. The expected outcomes are: a report...
2022 Deakin University
Athlete Experience in Anti-Doping
This Research Project will examine the underlying aspects of an athlete’s experience with the anti-doping system under the World Anti-Doping Program. Particular focus will be given to the interaction with Sport Integrity Australia’s policies, procedures and resources from education through...
2022 University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
Mental health and wellbeing of women as semi and professional players
Elite and semielite athletes commonly experience mental health concerns and disorders. Compared with men athletes, women athletes are at greater risk of a range of psychological stressors that contribute to health concerns and mental health disorders, which can impact their...
2022 Institute for Health & Sport Melbourne, Victoria University
Value and benefits of organised sport research
The Australian Sports Commission’s research team recently spoke to a broad range of Australian adults from all walks of life about their relationship with sport. We wanted to learn more about what Australians value in sport; how sport makes us...
2022 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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