Dr Katie Rowe





Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport), Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2015


+61 3 924 46951


Katie Rowe joined Deakin University in early 2014 as a Lecturer in the Sport Management Program. Prior to this she completed her PhD studies also with Deakin examining issues related to women's cycling participation in Australia. She taught extensively in the areas of sport, health and psychology while completing her PhD. Katie currently teaches undergraduate units in the Management of Sport Performance, Sport Development and Sport Practicum.

Katie has presented at numerous sport management and physical activity conferences both nationally and internationally. Her primary research interests include sport, recreation and physical activity participation and particularly the engagement of women in different forms of activity. Closely aligned with this is Katie's focus on research which explores ways sport can be used as a tool to improve community wellbeing in a broad range of areas (sport for development). She also has an interest in education research with an emphasis on improving teaching practices and student engagement.

Katie has published in the A-ranked journal Sport Management Review and continues to build her research and publication profile in her areas of interest. She prides herself on conducting research that makes a difference and as such, engages with industry to disseminate research findings and inform practice.

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Research interests

Sport, recreation and physical activity participation

Women's participation

Sport development

Education and student engagement

Teaching interests

Sport and recreation participation

Sport development

Sport performance

Sport industry learning (practicum)

Sport marketing


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Sport-for-development: An integrated literature review

Nico Schulenkorf, Ms Emma Sherry, Dr Katie Rowe

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 22-39, Journal of sport management, Champaign, Ill., C1


Sport development and physical activity promotion: an integrated model to enhance collaboration and understanding

Dr Katie Rowe, Prof David Shilbury, Leslie Ferkins, Dr Erica Hinckson

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 364-377, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1