Our Purpose

The proposed purpose of the Griffith University Women and Girls in Sport Interest Group is to improve opportunities for women and girls to participate and lead in sport at all levels. Our mission is to educate, promote, and collaborate with practitioners and other academics to improve the experiences and opportunities in sport for women and girls at all levels.

Our Work

Our activities (our work) involve: 1) undertaking action based research with a strong focus on industry engagement (with government, professional sport, community sport, and school networks); 2) offering professional development and outreach programs, workshops and seminars to sport groups and; 3) educating students and staff about the need for inclusion.

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Women's AFL Research Project

Dr Adele Pavlidis has been awarded a $20,000 grant to research the Women’s AFL competition. She says it’s important not to make assumptions about women’s strength and skills and they should be judged on their merits and not compared to the men’s game. “Some of the rules changes, for example, how the chest area has been made sacrosanct, needs to be further justified. This wholesale rule change will alter the way the game is played with no medical reason.” She is currently interviewing administrators and players as well as analysing media coverage of the sport. “My research aims to support the long-term sustainability of women’s sport both at the grassroots and professional levels. Long-term sustainability means there are opportunities for women to influence and shape the future of sport, and that equality and inclusion are top of the agenda.” Dr Pavlidis is an interdisciplinary sociologist working at the nexus of women and sport. Drawing on feminist perspectives of organisations, affect and emotion, and identity, Dr Pavlidis has published internationally and her current work examines the changing nature of sport competition as women’s participation becomes more visible through mainstream, alternative and social media.

The Schoolgirl's Breakfast

Interested in a career in sport. Check this out. The Schoolgirls' Breakfast. It is an epic event. Focused on schoolgirl's in Years 10, 11, and 12. Has been running annually for a really long time. The Women In Sport project leader Professor Kristine Toohey started it all (and probably dreamt it up whilst running that marathon in the banner image). It has always been a fantastic morning. Breakfast, interactive workshops, and cool presentations from a panel of successful and influential sportswomen. In 2017 Clare Polkinghorne was the keynote speaker. Clare was the captain of the Matilda's at the Rio Olympics last year. Was also a part of the team that just won the 'Tournament of Nations' - beating soccer powerhouses USA and Brazil for the first time. A huge win for the team and also for women's sport. On top of all that Clare was finishing a Masters Degree with Griffith University at the same time. If you are interested in a successful career in sport then learn from the right people. And Clare was definitely someone worth learning from. The next one is just around the corner. Don't miss it. If you are interested - in either attending or becoming involved in organizing and running this amazing event feel free to contact us at anytime.

The Griffith Sports College

The Griffith Sports College plays a vital role in fostering students who are also elite athletes, helping them devote time to training and competition while they complete their tertiary studies. As part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, the College integrates sporting and academic aspirations. The Griffith Sports College team has a wealth of sporting and academic knowledge, with staff including director Duncan Free and manager Naomi McCarthy (nee Castle). Both are Olympic gold medallists and Griffith alumni who understand the demands student athletes face, and provide unique mentoring and support. If you compete at a state, national or international level in your sport, you might be eligible to join the Griffith Sports College. Elite athletes are identified as participating in an Australian Institute of Sport and Griffith University-recognised sport. An interesting fact about the Griffith Sports College is that it has given out more scholarships on merit to women than men. It proudly supports champs such as Ashleigh Gentle and Emma McKeon. And the College’s distinguished alumni spans 50 Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth Games athletes. Same deal here if you are interested feel free to contact us at any time.

Parkrun Project

With funding from Cancer Research UK Professor Simone Fullagar is leading a team undertaking a participatory action research project with parkrun UK to identify what has contributed to its success as a citizen-led form of sport and physical activity. Parkrun offers a unique approach to community sport and recreation that is centrally organised and locally led and contributes to the creation of active local and global communities parkrun advocates an inclusive philosophy, collaborative volunteer culture and innovative use of digital media (facebook, enews, website, twitter). Previous research has demonstrated that parkrun attracts non-traditional participants with a high proportion of women, first time runners, and older adults. parkrun is well positioned to engage people who are less active due to the effects of health and social inequalities. Hence, parkrun’s approach offers a unique opportunity to better understand “how, what and why” the program is successful to further develop strategies that engage women in local communities to become physically active. Read More In 'The Conversation' and follow the project on Twitter @run_research

International Olympic Committee

A common approach to gender balance in governance has been through the creation of women’s groups/commissions and the use of gender targets/quotas. This approach may perpetuate the idea that gender equality is an issue that only affects women and does not explicitly encourage men to be involved in changing a male-dominated governance culture. The purpose of this study - led by Popi Sotiriardou - was to explore the role men have, and can play in working towards gender equity in sport governance. We drew on organisational documents and semi-structured interviews with 22 men and 12 women from eight organisations involved in sport governance at the national or international level. Data suggests that male board members primarily focus on creating gender equality. They actively recruit women to fill positions but there is little evidence that they do much to change the context/culture in which that governance takes place. Women argued for more active involvement of men in enabling a transformation towards gender equity, that is, a gender responsive shift in governance culture. Read more about this project here.

Symposium

'Issues and opportunities for women's sport - transformation, equality and leadership'. We are at an historical moment in Australia’s sport culture. Women’s participation, at elite and recreational levels, as well as in administrative and leadership roles, is being acknowledged as valuable for our social, cultural and economic futures. Yet this recent growth of women’s sport needs to be understood against a history of marginalisation and inequality. In 2017 Griffith University’s Centre for Social and Cultural Research, together with the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management hosted an interactive symposium, bringing together leading academics with industry professionals to share ideas, innovate and network. The day covered four key themes; media; governance and leadership; mega and major sport events; and grassroots participation.

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Our Team

Our team are leading academics with a wealth of expertise, experience and strong industry ties. Professor Kristine Toohey, Professor Simone Fullagar, Associate Professor Popi Sotiriardou, Dr Millicent Kennelly, Dr Caroline Riot, Dr Adele Pavlidis, Dr Alana Thompson, Professor Graham Cuskelly, Associate Professor Kevin Filo.

PROFESSOR KRISTINE TOOHEY

Throughout my life I have been involved in sport, either as a participant, official, coach, administrator, teacher, researcher and spectator. I know I have been privileged to work in an area I love for my entire career. However, I am under no illusion that sport is a' level playing field' for all of us, and so I am passionate about the ongoing need to provide opportunities for diverse sections of the Australian community to participate in and enjoy organised and non-organised sport.

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PROFESSOR SIMONE FULLAGAR

Since moving to the University of Bath, UK, several years ago I have come to more fully appreciate the range of sport and outdoor experiences that I was fortunate to enjoy growing up in Sydney. It is hard to imagine engaging in surfing, swimming, cycling, football, running, netball, hiking and equestrian sports in such a cold climate. My feminist research interests in sport participation and leadership for women and girls is connected with a fundamental concern with creating equitable opportunities in our society. Sport is part of our cultural life where women from diverse backgrounds can feel strong, capable and respected on and off the field. We need many ripples of change across different sport contexts to generate the next wave of social transformation.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POPI SOTIRIADOU

I fell into sports from the age of 4 (yes, a little gymnast) and then moved on to other sports and in particular professional sailing as an elite athlete until my early 20s. These days I am more into CrossFit and this image is from my latest competition at Tough Mudder. My passion for sport led me to do my undergraduate studies in sport, exercise science, physical education, and then my postgraduate studies in sport management.  It was the same passion that brought me to Australia (from Greece my country of origin) to study sport development process and elite success at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. My research on managing high-performance sport and athlete development took an interesting turn when I received a grant from the International Olympic Committee to examine the gender-related issues in Triathlon and Rowing and in particular ways to encourage more women in leadership roles in the sport industry. My goal as a researcher is to continue unpacking ways to offer women equal opportunities to show their true colours.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KEVIN FILO

One of my favourite things about life in Australia is that the question: ‘What sports do you play?’ comes up in small talk at social gatherings just as much as more typical queries like ‘What do you do for a living?’ I love it. Just as I love sport. I firmly believe that inclusiveness and accessibility are the most important characteristics sport can have. To this end, improving opportunities in sport for women and girls at all levels is incredibly important to me, and can work towards making sure everyone who wants is able to properly answer that question the next time they are asked at a party.

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DR MILLICENT KENNELLY

Millie discovered her love for sport at a young age through participating in Little A's in a small country town. Like many girls she temporarily lost interest in organised sport during high school, but was fortunate enough to have parents who insisted on her continued involvement in social tennis, bike riding and bush walking. Post-school, the bush walking in particular led to a love of outdoor endurance challenges - the more ridiculous the better. With renewed interest in sport and physical activity, Millie completed a BA Human Movement Studies, which eventually led to a PhD focused on major sport event stakeholder management. Since completing her doctorate, Millie has continued to research the experiences and management of various sport event stakeholders  - ranging from amateur athletes and providers of community-level participatory sport events, through to key groups involved in the organisation of major sport events.

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DR CAROLINE RIOT

I'm a Sydney-native, Queensland Maroons supporter, passionate advocate for women and girls in sport, and sometimes long distance runner and yogi, who enjoys sport and physical activity in all its facets - volunteering in it, participating in it, and researching it! I've cemented an academic career on advancing what we know about how participating and performing in sport can impact our health and wellbeing. From performance to personal development, my research covers the topics of women in sport, the well-being of mothers with young children, high performance and Olympic sport, and community sport development. Moving ahead, I'm excited about co-leading the Women in Sport symposium 2017, working as a Press Operations volunteer in the sport of boxing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and volunteering my time as a Surf Life Saving club volunteer. More importantly, enhancing my 6 year old daughter's (and others just like her) own sport experiences and advancing opportunities for young people to grow and develop through sport are key drivers for my involvement in our Women in Sport Interest Group!

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DR ADELE PAVLIDIS

Sport is such an exciting and powerful force in contemporary society. I am one of the 'lucky' ones - to be a woman whose family encouraged her, through sport, to learn that I am not 'fragile' or 'weak', but strong and capable. However, I know that not all girls and women have had the same opportunities . In my academic work I aim to challenge the status quo in sport, opening up spaces for women and girls, and other marginalized groups, to participate in ways that support diverse identities and experiences.

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DR ALANA THOMSON

I like to think of sport as my ‘social passport’. Growing up and moving from school to uni to work, and later moving cities, my active participation and general involvement in community level sport is what led me to meet new people and keep forming lifelong friendships no matter what situation I have found myself in. Signing me up for under 9s netball in the suburbs of outer Sydney, I don’t think my mother had any idea just how big a role this activity would play over the next 20 years and more that’s followed. I was never going to play for Australia, but have always loved being active, competing and being part of a team of like-minded girls. I’ve also enjoyed giving back to my sport through various volunteer roles, to make sure that the next generations of girls have the kind of great experiences and role models that I did growing up. In a busy life, the structure of sport also means I’m committed to showing up at least once and maybe twice a week, running around and having a laugh with my mates. My sporting experiences as a girl, and woman, both the positives and the challenges, have shaped my academic and career interests in the role of sport and events in building cohesive and resilient communities. I get really excited about working with organisations and communities towards creating enabling and inclusive environments for active participation.

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As you can see we are passionate about levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport. But we can’t do this alone. We are really excited that the positive ripples of change have begun. Look at television now. You can see women and girls playing sports with increasing frequency. Players and their advocates have challenged the status quo.

Their love for sport, inclusiveness and accessibility has resulted in more female players, officials and managers. Change is happening in community sport as well. Young girls have opportunities that their mothers could only have dreamed of in sports such as AFL, rugby and cricket. However, not all women and girls are as lucky as those who are now using sport as a social passport.

We are passionate advocates for inclusion and equity as drivers of change. However we are not there yet. The full time whistle has not been blown. We are not even at half time. The oranges have not even been cut into quarters. Join us in making change a reality for all those girls and women who want to play, volunteer and work in sport. Stand with us now and show your true colours.

Our Most Relevant Work

O’Shea, M. and Toohey, K. (2014) ‘Bringing women up to equality with men”: paradoxically redressing and reifying gendered recruitment and selection practices in Australian sport workplaces?’ Employment Relations Record, 14(1), pp. 2-25.

Funk, D. C., Toohey, K., and Bruun, T.(2007)  ‘A Cultural and Gender Perspective on International Sport Event Participation’, European Sport Management Quarterly, 7 (3) pp. 227-248.

Taylor, T., and Toohey, K. (2002) ‘Behind the Veil: exploring the recreation needs of Muslim Women’, Leisure, 26(1/2), pp. 85-105.

Fullagar, S. and Toohey, K. (2009)  ‘Introduction to gender and sport management special issue: Challenges and changes’, Sport Management Review, 12 (4), 199-201.

Taylor, T. & Toohey, K.,  (2001)‘Sport and cultural diversity: why are the women being left out?’ in Gratton, C and Henry, I. (eds.) Sport in the city: the role of sport in economic and social regeneration London: Routledge, pp 204-213. (ISBN 0 415 24349 1)

Sotiriadou, P., Filo, K., & Kunkel, T. (In Press). Exploring Managers' Perspectives on Sport Participation: Global and Local Concerns. International Journal of Sport Marketing and Management: some discussion of gender inclusiveness of basketball.

Pavlidis, A & Fullagar, S (2014) Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby, Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate.

Fullagar, S & Pavlidis, A. (2017, forthcoming). Emotion, Affect and Sporting Experiences, in Wheaton, B, Cauldwell, J, Mansfield, L & Watson, B (Eds). Handbook of Feminism in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education, Palgrave: Houndsmills.

Fullagar, S. (2016). Afterword, Chapter 18, in Thorpe, H and Olive, R (Eds). Women in Action Sport Cultures, Palgrave: Houndsmills.

Pavlidis, A & Fullagar, S. (2014) Women, sport and new media technologies: Derby grrrls online, in Bennett, A & Robards, B (Eds). Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, belonging and new cultural configurations, Palgrave, Houndmills.

Fullagar, S. (2013) Women’s leisure and the gendered politics of health, in Freysinger, V, Shaw, S, Henderson K, and Bialeschki, D. (Eds). Women, Gender and Leisure, Venture, Stage College, PA. Chapter 31, pp. 435-438

Ojajärvi, A, Pavlidis, A., Bennett, A. & Salasuo, M., (in progress), ‘Choosing not to drink: understanding youth alcohol abstinence in the 21st Century. Australian and Nordic Perspectives’. Journal of Youth Studies.

Pavlidis, A., Toffoletti, K., & Saunders, K. (under review), Critical feminist sport management: politics, power and the women’s AFL, Sport Management Review

Field, C., Pavlidis, A., & Pini, B. (in progress), Beach-body ready: affects in space, Gender, Place and Culture

Pavlidis, A. & O’Brien, W. (under review), Sport and feminism in China: On the possibilities of conceiving roller derby as a feminist intervention, Journal of Sociology

Beaton, A., Toohey, K., Auld, C. and Pavlidis, A. (under review), ‘Exploring the messy world of high performance athlete development’, European Journal of Sport Management

Hanley, J., Baker, S., & Pavlidis, A. (2017) Applying the Value-Creation Framework to a Community Museum Volunteer Project: Implementing a Digital Storytelling Program at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum, Annals of Leisure Studies.

Fullagar, S., Pavlidis, A., & Stadler, R. (accepted June 2016), Collaborative writing as rhizomatic practice:  Critical moments of (un)doing doctoral supervision, Knowledge Cultures

Coomber, R., Pavlidis, A., Redshaw, C., Santos, G. H., Wilde, M.  and Schmidt, W., (2015), ‘The supply of steroids and other performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in one English city: Fakes, counterfeits, supplier trust, common beliefs and access’, Performance Enhancement and Health, 3 (3), 135-144

Pavlidis, A. and Connor, J, (2015), ‘Gendered tension: Roller Derby, segregation and integration’, Special Edition of Sport in Society on Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture, edited by Dr Alex Channon, Dr Thomas Fletcher, Dr Katherine Dashper and Dr Robert J. Lake, online first, 1-14.

Pavlidis, A. and Fullagar, S. (2014), ‘The pain and pleasure of roller derby: affects and subjectification’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Published online before print February 13, DOI: 10.1177/1367877913519309

Pavlidis, A. and Fullagar, S. (2013), ‘Narrating the multiplicity of “derby grrrl”: Exploring intersectionality and the dynamics of affect in roller derby’, Leisure Sciences, DOI:10.1080/01490400.2013.831286

Pavlidis A. and Olive, R. (2013), ‘On the track/in the bleachers: Authenticity and feminist ethnographic research in sport and physical cultural studies’, Sport in Society, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2013.828703

Pavlidis, A. (2013), ‘Writing resistance in roller derby: making the case for auto/ethnographic writing in feminist leisure research’, Journal of Leisure Research, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 661-676

Fullagar, S., Pavlidis, A., Reid, S. and Lloyd, K. (2013), ‘Living it up in the “new world city”: High-rise development and the promise of liveability’, Annals of Leisure Research, DOI:10.1080/11745398.2013.840946

Pavlidis, A. and Fullagar, S. (2012), ‘Becoming roller derby grrrls: Exploring the gendered play of affect in meditated sport cultures’, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, DOI: 10.1177/1012690212446451

Fullagar, S. and Pavlidis, A. (2012), ‘“It’s all about the journey”: women and cycling events’, International Journal of Events and Festival Management, vol. 3, no.2

Pavlidis, A. (2012), ‘From Riot Grrrls to roller derby? Exploring the relations between gender, music and sport’, Leisure Studies, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 165-176

Pavlidis, A. and Baker, S. (2010), ‘Risk and young people: different perceptions of risk for different young people’, Youth Studies Australia, vol. 29, no. 1, March. (reprinted in Adolescent Wellbeing: Trends, Issues and Prospects, edited by J-F, Darren Pullen & Annemaree Carroll  (ISBN 9781875236651)

Pavlidis, A. (accepted February 2017), New sporting femininities in China and Lebanon: the embodied politics of roller derby, Francomb, J., Toffoletti, K., & Thorpe, H. (eds). New Sporting Femininities: Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times.

Pavlidis, A. (2017), ‘Affective and Pleasurable Bodies: feminist joys through sport and leisure’, in M. Silk, D. Andrews and H. Thorpe (eds), Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies, Routledge, London.

Fullagar, S. and Pavlidis, A. (in press, 2016), ‘Emotion, Affect and Sporting Experiences’, Palgrave Handbook of Feminisms in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education, Palgrave Macmillan.

Pavlidis, A. and Connor, J. (2016), ‘Roller Derby and Gender: Segregation or Integration’, in H. Thorpe and R. Olive (eds), Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics, Experience and Pedagogy, Palgrave Macmillan.

Pavlidis, A. (2015), ‘Subjective understandings of “subculture”: contemporary roller derby in Australia and the women who play’, in Baker, S. (ed.) Youth Subcultures. Theory, History and the Australian Experience (20th anniversary edition), Ashgate Publishers

Pavlidis, A. and Fullagar, S. (2014), ‘Women, sport and new media technologies: derby grrrls online’ in Bennett, A. and Robards, B. (eds) Mediated Youth Cultures: The internet, belonging and new cultural configurations, Palgrave: New York

Lloyd, K., O'Brien, W., & Riot, C. (2016). Mothers with young children: Caring for self through the physical activity space. Leisure Sciences, Volume 38(2).

Lloyd, K., O'Brien, W., & Riot, C. (2016). Exploring the emotional geography of the leisure time physical activity space with mothers of young children. Leisure Studies, 1-11.

O'Brien, W., Lloyd, K., & Ringuet-Riot, C. (2014). Mothers governing family health: From an 'ethic of care' to a 'burden of care'. Women's Studies International Forum, 47(B), 317-325.

Trost, S.G., Ringuet, C., Brown, W.J. (2002). How active are young adult women? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 13(2): 23-28.

Brown W., Ringuet C., Trost S. G., Jenkins D. (2001). Measurement of energy expenditure of daily tasks among mothers of young children.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 4: 379-385.

Thompson, S., Ringuet, C., Williams, G., et al. (2000). Getting fit for family, health and fun: A diary of the Cherbourg Healthy Lifestyles Program. The Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. March/April 24(2): 16-20.

De Haan, D., Sotiriadou, P., & Henry, I. (2016). The lived experience of sex-integrated sport and the construction of athlete identity within the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian disciplines. Sport in Society, 19(8-9), 1249-1266.

Australian Research Council, (2010-2014)‘Improving determinants of Australian sports talent identification and development: a multi disciplinary approach’. LP100100324 2010- ARC =$112,000.00; 2011- $88,000.00; 2012- $148,000.00 + $180 000 from industry partners).

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2006) ‘Sport participation in Canada: Evaluating measurements, and testing determinants of increased. K. Toohey.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, 2015, $25, 000D. Parry, C. Johnson & S. Fullagar,University of Waterloo and University of Bath. Digital Dilemmas: Transforming Gender Identities.

ARC, 2005-7 S. Fullagar, $102, 000 Rethinking Women's Depression through Narratives of Recovery, Griffith University, ARC, 2005-7 S. Fullagar, $102, 000.

European Commission, Horizon 2020, MSCA-RISE grant, 2016-2019. (€558, 000) J. Carpenter & C, Hovarth, lead investigators, S.Fullagar lead for Health at UoBath. The Cohesive City: Addressing Stigmatisation in Disadvantaged Urban Neighbourhoods, Oxford Brookes University and University of Bath with five international academic and non-academic partners (France, Germany, Brussels, Mexico, Brazil).

British Council and FAPESP, Researcher Links Workshop Grant (£40, 248)  S. Fullagar, R. Uvinha, M. Silk, G. Brown, Sport and Social Transformation in Brazil, 2014-15.

Cancer Research UK, BUPA Innovation Fund, Prevention grant (£20, 000)  S. Fullagar, G. Ozakinci, M. Akhtar, S. Allen, S. Petris, What Works in Parkrun? Expanding a Citizen-led Physical Activity Approach, 2014-15.

Securing a Sport Participation Legacy for Women and Girls ($9,946.50) S. Fullagar.

Arts, Education, Law Group New Researcher Grant, ‘The introduction of women in professional AFL: a transformative moment in Australian sport?’, $19,868.00 A. Pavlidis.

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Arts Education Law Group Collaborative Grant, , 'Rural Femininities and Addition', with Professor Barbara Pini, Dr. Kate Smith, $10,000 A. Pavlidis.

Griffith Centre for Cultural Research Early Career Researcher Grant, 2015, $3,600 A. Pavlidis.

Griffith University Peking University Collaborative Research Scheme 2015, $7,464 A. Pavlidis.

Securing a Sport Participation Legacy for Women and Girls ($9,946.50) C. Riot. 2017

Media coverage of women in sport. ($8000). Ringuet, Cooper. WomenSport Queensland. C. Riot. 2009

IOC:  Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme 2016-17. Title: “ Understanding and redefining the role of men in achieving gender equity in sport leadership” (USD $18,000). P. Sotiriardou.

Securing a Sport Participation Legacy for Women and Girls ($9,946.50). A. Thomson.

The social and economic value of basketball. Wicker, P., Skinner, J., Zakus, D., Sotiriadou, P., Filo, K., & Lock, D. ($20,000).

2016.  The impact of cognitive quantitative assessment on decision making processes in elite development and high performance athletes. ($18,372). James, Cutmore, Riot, Fryer, Osadchuk. Netball Queensland and the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)

Collaboration with the international rowing federation (FISA) and the University of Amsterdam on projects in relation to (a) the relationship of (male or female) coaches and female athletes, (b) gender issues in rowing achieving 50:50 representation in leadership and other roles.

Lock, D., Filo, K., Sotiriadou, P., Zakus, D., Skinner, J., Kunkel, T, & W icker, P. (2013). Social and economic value of basketball in Queensland. Final Report.

Riot, C. (February 2017). Sport and social cohesion: the potential for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls. A report for Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recreation.

Riot, C. (2015). Female participation in sport and active recreation: Exploring opportunities to enhance the well-being of women with young children. Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, 4(1), pp. 174-178.  Publication type: Trade/industry publication.

Cooper, K. Ringuet, C. J. 2010. Increasing the media coverage of women in sport: A case study of the Queensland Firebirds. A report for Queensland Government, Department of Communities.

Ringuet, C.J. 2001. Physical activity and daily energy expenditure among mothers of young children. A progress report prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.

  • Michelle O'Shea women in sport management
  • Rob Mann, children's sport injuries in running
  • Annaleise Depper, young people and physical cultures
  • Niamh O'Sullivan, body dissafection and prevention in schools
  • Candice Field, Gendered Bodies and the Australian Beach
  • John Ray, Gender Relations in Club AFL
  • Janis Hanley, Mapping Value in Community Museums
  • Charmaine Fleming (2014) ‘The discursive construction of gendered leadership within  the Amalgamated State Football Federations in Australia’,  Griffith University (Associate Supervisor)
  • Dailey, S. (2003), ‘Non-traditional team sports for women in Australia: player’s viewpoints and strategies for marketing’, UTS (Principal Supervisor).

Kristine Toohey: Board Member of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association Inc / Australia: whose responsibility?’ International Association of Girls and Women in Sport.

Popi Sotiriardou: ASC workshop (2017): The benefit of gender diversity on governance and leadership: Canberra.

Adele Pavlidis: Chair, Athena SWAN Bronze Award (gender equality)

Caroline Riot: Local collaborations: Queensland Government Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (Queensland Academy of Sport, Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research, and Ministerial Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation) - research partner and academic representative.

Alana Thomson: Worked with the Office for the Commonwealth Games from 2015-2016, responsible for providing policy briefings on a number of areas, inc. women's participation in the GC2018 and women and girls sport participation legacies.