Staff profile - Katie Rowe

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Dr Katie Rowe

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46951 +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.


  • 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


Teaching Interests

Sport and recreation participation

Sport development

Sport performance

Sport industry learning (practicum)

Sport marketing


Research interests

Sport, recreation and physical activity participation

Women's participation

Sport development

Education and student engagement

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