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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
SLSA Mental Health Research Project
The aims of the research project are to: - Measure exposure to traumatic events, - Assess attitudes towards mental health conditions, - Identify perceived social support with Surf Life Saving community, - Identify how members cope with incidents/situations - Gain...
2020 CQUniversity
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
Sport in Western Australia: Social Return on Investment
Over the past 12 months, SportWest has partnered with ACIL Allen and a range of sports to develop an actual value of WA community sport. SportWest believes the findings will allow the industry to produce the kind of metrics which...
2020 SportWest
STARS: Standing Together Against Racism in Sport
Professional and community sports clubs frequently display anti-racism messaging such as 'Racism stops with me' but evidence is limited for effective, practical and scalable interventions to increase action against racism and discrimination in community sports settings. We developed an evidence-based,...
2020 The University of Melbourne
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
Economics of sports injury and participation
The purpose of this project is to quantify the health spending related to physical activity within the Australian population. This is done by assessing: costs due to immediate and long term risk of injuries; and the avoided health spending due...
2020 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
LGBT+ inclusion in football in Victoria
Previous research shows that sport is an environment where LGBT+ people typically do not feel safe to participate. Homophobia, transphobia and other discriminatory behaviours have been found to be commonplace across many sports. How LGBT+ inclusion (or these discriminatory behaviours)...
2020 Proud 2 Play
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
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

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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