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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
Women and girls' participation in male-dominated sports
Research aim: To gain an understanding of women and girls’ participation and experiences in traditionally male-dominated sports.
2022 PASI (Physical Activity & Sport Insights)
Active and healthy ageing through sport
The overall aim of this report is to provide knowledge about sport participation by adults as they age. For the purpose of this report, the age of 50+ years has been used and will be referred to as ’older adults’....
2015 Australian Sports Commission
Why don't older adults participate in sport?
The aims of this research were to: 1. Investigate the reasons why older adults do not participate in sport 2. Investigate the reasons why older adults may re-engage in sport 3. Recommend strategies to engage older adults in sport
2016 Australian Sports Commission
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
More than a game. What do children and young people think about sport?
This report focuses on children and young people’s perceptions and experiences of organised sport in South Australia. Based on over 1,500 responses to an online survey in 2021, it complements the Commissioner's wider engagement with South Australian children and young...
2021 Commissioner for Children and Young People, South Australia
Active and Inactive Young Australians
An Independent Review of Research into Enablers and Barriers to Participation in Sport, Active Recreation and Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents.
2020 University of Sydney
Future Proofing Community Sport & Recreation Facilities: a roadmap for climate change management for the sport and recreation facilities sector
This roadmap has been designed to support all the incredible people who care to share their time for sport and recreation, to those who deliver opportunities for all to play, and to those who want to protect all the good...
2020 Sports Environment Alliance
The Impact of Indigenous Community Sports Programs: The Case of Surfing
The objective of this research project was to consider the social impact of sport and physical activity on the lives of Indigenous Australians and their communities. There has been strong research interest in the links between sport and recreation programs...
2009 Australian Sports Commission
Indigenous Australians participation in sports and physical activities
To inform the Australian Sport Commission (ASC)’s development of policy on sport delivery to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the ASC commissioned ORC International to conduct a research project on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s participation in...
2017 ORC International
The future of Australian sport
This report by CSIRO for the Australian Sports Commission identifies six megatrends likely to shape the Australian sports sector over the next 30 years.
2013 CSIRO

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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