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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.

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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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
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
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
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
Community Perceptions Monitor 2022
The Community Perceptions Monitor (CPM) is a monthly online survey of the general community about sport and physical activity in Australia. The CPM was first conducted in July 2019 (baseline research) and has since been conducted on a monthly basis...
2022 Australian Sports Commission
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
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
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
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
NSWIS Optimising Talent Identification: Integrating Coach Ratings, Psychometrics and Perceptual Neuroscience
The PhD project will analyse the potential for perceptual neuroscience measures to increase the success rates of talent identification programs at the NSWIS. This will be achieved by undertaking the first prospective longitudinal data collection and evaluation of perceptual psychophysical...
2022 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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