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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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Title Year Commenced Organisation name
Examining How Passion Impacts Sport Board Functioning
Passion is a key feature of the sport industry that can manifest positively or negatively amongst sport directors. There has been limited research on how passion can be managed on boards. The purpose of this study was to examine the...
2021 Sport Management Program, Deakin University
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
Sleep and Mental Health in Current and Former Athletes
This project is focused on investigating the prevalence and severity of sleep and mental health problems in current and former athletes. The project involves three studies: 1) large-scale survey screening for sleep and mental health issues in current and former...
2021 Flinders University
Headpulse Biometric Measures Following Concussion in Young Adult Athletes
To characterize temporal changes of headpulse, a digital biometric, in athletes with sports-related concussion; to explore the association of unstructured physical activity with headpulse changes.
2021 University of South Australia
To encourage women from culturally diverse backgrounds as leaders in sport
To identify factors that attract and retain women from culturally diverse backgrounds as leaders in sport
2020 Victoria University
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
What girls need from sport uniforms
To identify what girls: • Like to wear during sport that takes place inside and outside of the school environment • Do not like about their current sport uniform/s • Believe are the most important aspects of uniforms
2020 Victoria University
Understanding volunteer motivations and concerns in coaching and officiating basketball: implications for sport policy
This research examined volunteer intentions and motivations in coaching and officiating in basketball and explored factors influencing their decision to return to COVID-safe basketball.
2020 Federation University Australia
Golf and Health Project
To explore and quantify the relationship between playing golf and health
2020 University of South Australia

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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