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A/Prof. Katie Rowe

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

katie.rowe@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46951

Biography

Dr Katie Rowe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School and is a member of the Centre for Sport Reserach and the Women in Sport and Exercise group.

Katie's research focuses on sport and active recreation participation and community development through sport, with a particular emphasis on issues of relevance to women and girls. She has published her research in top sport management journals including the Journal of Sport Management and Sport Management Review. Katie also acted as a guest editor for a recent special issue entitled 'managing sport for health', published in the journal Sport Managment Review, in February 2019. Katie has presented her research at sport management and physical activity conferences nationally and internationally. She has also been successful in securing funded projects with organisations including Sport and Recreation Victoria, The Office for Women in Sport and Recration and Netball Australia and takes pride in conducting industry relevant and engaged research.

Katie has gained extensive teaching experience in disciplines including sport management, health and psychology. Within the Deakin sport management program, she has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects spanning topics such as sport management, sport marketing, sport development, sport performance and work integrated learning. She is also Course Director for the Bachelor of Sport Development. Katie has also supervised Honours and PhD students to completion.

Katie served on the board of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) from 2014-2018, undertaking the role of Secretary from 2016-2018. Katie is also a current director on the board of Basketball Victoria (2017-present).

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Research interests

  • Sport, recreation and physical activity participation
  • Women and girls in sport
  • Community development through sport
  • Health promotion through sport
  • Inclusion in sport

Affiliations

  • Member, Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ).
  • Member, North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM).
  • Member, Vicsport Professionals Network.

Teaching interests

  • Sport development
  • Sport participation
  • Women in sport
  • Work integrated learning

Units taught

  • MMS202 - Management of Sport Performance
  • MMS314 - Planning for Sport Policy and Development
  • MMS713 - Sport Development

Knowledge areas

  • Sport and recreation participation
  • Sport for development (community development through sport)
  • Women in sport
  • Diversity and inclusion in sport
  • Physical activity
  • Health promotion

Conferences

Selection of examples:

  • Hoeber, L., Shaw, S. & Rowe, K. (2018). “Twitter’s paradoxes: A feminist critical discourse analysis of women’s professional cycling tweets. Presented at the 2018 North American Society for Sport Management Conference (NASSM), Halifax, Canada.
  • Rowe, K., Karg, A. & Robertson, J. (2018). Examining the community practices of professional sport teams: Strategic rationales and design choices. Presented at the 2018 North American Society for Sport Management Conference (NASSM), Halifax, Canada.
  • Raw, K., Sherry, E. & Rowe, K. (2017). Sport for social cohesion: Impacts and challenges. Presented at the 2017 Sport Management of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Taylor, C., Rowe, K. & Karg, A. (2017). Differentiated approaches to organisational change: The impact of a new women’s league on participant clubs. Presented at the 2017 Sport Management of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Curgenven, D., Ferkins, L., Dickson, G., and Rowe, K. (2016). 'Alternate delivery models for women's particiaption in sport: The case of mountain biking', Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, New Zealand, 2016.
  • Karg, A., and Rowe, K. (2016). 'An exploration of community-oriented practice by professional sport teams', North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, USA, 2016.
  • Rowe, K., and Murdoch, T. (2015). 'Adult netball participation in Victoria: Non-traditional structures', Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, Australia, 2015. 
  • Schulenkorf, N., Sherry, E. and Rowe, K. (2015). 'Conceptualising Sport-for-Development: an integrative literature review', Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, Australia, 2015.
  • Pelchan, D., Karg, A. and Rowe, K. (2015). Measuring Career-Success in The Australian Football League. Presented at the 2015 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Schulenkorf, N., Sherry, E. and Rowe, K. (2015). 'Sport-for-development: Reviewing the field', North American Society for Sports Management (NASSM) Conference, Canada, 2015.
  • Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., and Hinckson, E. (2014). 'Supporting women's cycling in Australia', Annual Conference of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), New Zealand, 2014.

Professional activities

Research groups

  • Centre for Sport Research (CSR)
  • Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE)

Awards

  • 2017: Vice Chancellor’s Award for ‘Value' - member of the women in sport and exercise group.
  • 2017: Faculty of Business and Law Award for Outstanding Value/Contribution - member of the sport management team.
  • 2015: Vice Chancellor's (WJC Banks) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning - member of the sport management team.
  • 2014: Faculty of Business and Law Award for Effectiveness, Excellence and Exemplar Practices in Teaching and Learning - member of the sport management team.
  • 2014: Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Industry Engagement Award,  Rowe, K. & Murdoch, T. Adult netball participation in Victoria: Examining the appeal of non-traditional structures.

Projects

  • Rowe, K., Phillips, P., Robertson, J., Wear, H. 'Empowering women and girls to shine through netball - Creating inclusive netball communities', Netball Australia, $29,844, 2018.
  • Phillips, P., Rowe, K., Salmon, J., Robertson, J., Schoenberg, G., Naraine, M., Wear, H. 'Evaluation of the Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation (SVSR) Program', Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services, $87,753, 2018.
  • Rowe, K., Phillips, P., Brown, H. 'Identifying strategies to facilitate women’s participation in sport and recreation', Victorian Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, $9,000, 2018.
  • Karg, A. & Rowe, K. 'Community-oriented-practices in professional sport', Deakin University Central Research Grant, $20,000, 2016.
  • Rowe, K. & Murdoch, T. 'Netball participation in Victoria - Challenges of traditional structures', SMAANZ Industry Engagement Grant, $3,000, 2014.
  • Rowe, K. & Sherry, E. 'Girls’ Participation in Table Tennis', Faculty of Business and Law Research Grant, $10,000, 2014.

Publications

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2023

My definition of community is community, and their definition is more around fan engagement: balancing business and social logics of professional sport teams' community activities

Jonathan Robertson, Adam Karg, Katie Rowe, Katherine Raw

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 1-21, Sport Management Review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The impact of a new women's professional sport league on pre-existing sport organisations: a modified, integrative approach to examining change

Chelsey Taylor, Michael Naraine, Katie Rowe, Jonathan Robertson, Adam Karg

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. 470-488, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Sport Management in Australia Organisation, Development and Global Perspectives

David Shilbury, Pamm Phillips, Adam Karg, Katie Rowe, Hunter Fujak

(2023), London, Eng., A7

edited book
2022

Safety and Relational Continuity in Sport for Development with Marginalized Young People

K Raw, E Sherry, K Rowe, S Turner

(2022), Vol. 36, pp. 369-382, Journal of Sport Management, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2021

Sport for social cohesion: exploring aims and complexities

K Raw, E Sherry, K Rowe

(2021), pp. 1-22, Sport Management Review, C1

journal article
2020

Promoting health for women and girls through sport

Katherine Rowe, Emma Sherry

(2020), pp. 161-171, Developing Sport for Women and Girls, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Using the technology acceptance model to explore adolescents' perspectives on combining technologies for physical activity promotion within an intervention: Usability study

M Drehlich, M Naraine, K Rowe, S Lai, J Salmon, H Brown, H Koorts, S Macfarlane, N Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Developing sport for women and girls

E Sherry, K Rowe

(2020), A7

edited book
2019

National sporting organizations and women's sport participation: an Australian focus

Katherine Rowe

(2019), pp. 292-302, Routledge handbook of the business of women's sport, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Community-oriented practice: examining corporate social responsibility and development activities in professional sport

K Rowe, A Karg, E Sherry

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 363-378, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sport-for-development organizational hybridity: from differentiated to dysfunctional

Katherine Raw, Emma Sherry, Katie Rowe

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 467-480, Journal of sport management, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2018

Recruiting and retaining girls in table tennis: participant and club perspectives

K Rowe, E Sherry, A Osborne

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 504-518, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

Global sport-for-development

N Schulenkorf, E Sherry, K Rowe

(2017), pp. 176-191, Critical Issues in global sport management, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter
2016

Sport for development: An integrated literature review

N Schulenkorf, E Sherry, K Rowe

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 22-39, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal article

Challenges for sport development: women's entry level cycling participation

K Rowe, D Shilbury, L Ferkins,, E Hinckson,

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 417-430, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2013

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

K Rowe, D Shilbury, L Ferkins, E Hinckson

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

journal article
2007

Introduction

E Potter, S McKenzie

(2007), pp. 1-7, Fresh water: new perspectives on water in Australia, Carlton, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluation of Small Grants Programs - Athlete Pathway Travel Grants & Sporting Club Grants Agreement.

A/Prof Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips

Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions

  • 2019: $45,290

Balancing the Board: Women in Sport Leadership in Victoria

Prof Pamm Phillips, A/Prof Katie Rowe, A/Prof Steve Swanson, Dr Joshua McLeod

Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Change Our Game Research Grants

  • 2023: $2,274
  • 2022: $20,473

Developing an AW&E Toolkit: A qualitative study of athlete wellbeing and engagement (AW&E) management in Australian high-performance sport.

Dr Jonathan Robertson, A/Prof Steve Swanson, A/Prof Katie Rowe, Dr Lisa Olive, A/Prof Severine Lamon, A/Prof Matthew Dunn, Dr Timothy Piatkowski

AIS Grant - Research - Australian Institute of Sport

  • 2023: $44,400

Beyond Balanced Boards: Improving Community Sport Clubs' Gender Diversity Management

Dr Jordan Bakhsh, A/Prof Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (Vic)

  • 2023: $21,041

The coach-athlete wellbeing nexus: A qualitative study of wellbeing in Australian high-performance sport

A/Prof Steve Swanson, Dr Jonathan Robertson, Dr Lisa Olive, A/Prof Severine Lamon, A/Prof Katie Rowe, A/Prof Matthew Dunn, Dr Tim Piatkowski

AIS Grant - Research - Australian Institute of Sport

  • 2024: $35,798

Industry and Other Funding

EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS TO SHINE THROUGH NETBALL: CREATING INCLUSIVE NETBALL COMMUNITIES

A/Prof Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips, Dr Jonathan Robertson, Dr Henry Wear

Netball Australia Limited

  • 2019: $27,131

Basketball Victoria: Positive Start Program Evaluation.

A/Prof Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips, A/Prof Steve Swanson, A/Prof Helen Brown

Basketball Victoria

  • 2023: $11,118
  • 2022: $11,118

Tennis Australia - Women and Girls Initiative Evaluation

Prof Pamm Phillips, A/Prof Katie Rowe

Tennis Australia Ltd

  • 2023: $20,000
  • 2022: $20,000

Exploring Women's Bowls Participation in Victoria.

A/Prof Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips, Dr Jordan Bakhsh

Bowls Victoria Ltd

  • 2023: $35,688

Courage and Confidence to Lead.

A/Prof Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips, Dr Jordan Bakhsh, Dr Sarah Reddan

Basketball Victoria

  • 2023: $8,175

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2019

Daniel Thomas Pelchen

Thesis entitled: Quantifying Draft Value in Prospective Australian Football League Draftees

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management