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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
Considerations for menstrual cycle tracking in sport
This study aims to capture the perspectives of female athletes, their coaches and other support staff using a mixed-method participatory approach to determine what they believe should be considered when implementing menstrual cycle tracking in sport.
2022 La Trobe University
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
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
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
2022 WA Sport Industry Remuneration and Benefits Report
A study of employee demographics, remuneration and benefits within the sport industry of Western Australia.
2022 SportWest
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
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
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
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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