We aim to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to understand how sport and exercise impacts the physical, psychological and social health and well-being of individual participants and communities. We also aim to understand the health and well-being experiences of those who perform other roles in sport and exercise including coaches, officials and exercise leaders.
Sport development focuses on sport participation opportunities and ensures that systems are in place to encourage sports participation within communities. We aim to understand sporting organisations and systems to influence practices and pathways to encourage people into sport and to retain them in sport.
We aim to use knowledge of biomechanics and neuromechanics to better understand the mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain and injury and treatment effects in order to advance the prevention and management of such injuries. In addition, undertake intervention-based research that can be translated into clinical practice and safe community sporting participation.
We examine governance in national and state sport organisations that focus on sport strategy, organisation theory, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and sport marketing
Optimal preparation strategies and adaptation responses are the foundation for maximising sporting success for athletes and coaches. We aim to develop and assess methods to accurately measure training loads, and to examine the relationships between load, physical adaptations, injury, and athletic performance.
Our research findings impact the range of organisations we work with, including:
- national and international sporting organisations
- institutes of sport
- sports academies
- professional and community sporting clubs
- commercial organisations.
One of CSR's strengths is our multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approach to sport research, with staff expertise in:
- clinical exercise physiology
- consumer behaviour
- corporate social responsibility
- data analytics
- sports history and culture
- social media
- sport science
- sports nutrition
- women in sport.
Exercise and Sport Science
Luana Main (Associate Member)
Stuart Warmington (Associate Member)
Sport in Society
Centre for Sport Research (CSR)
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