Sport Business

PhD opportunities

Students undertaking a PhD programme with the Institute for Sport Business will undertake theoretically informed research that bridges the gap between research, practice and policy.

As a PhD student with us, you will become part of the vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class Sport Business academics.

The Institute for Sport Business currently supervises a wide range of projects, which correspond with the Institute’s three key areas of research:

Leadership and Change

  • The relationship between leadership, change and the development of cultures of innovation in sport organisations
  • Investigating the role of workplace emotion for strengthening employee commitment in sport organisations
  • Barriers and facilitators of women in key leadership positions in sport organisations
  • Characteristics and behaviours that women leaders have taken form practising sport

Innovation and Enterprise

  • Efficacy of Rugby Sevens High Performance Programmes (funded by World Rugby)
  • Inter-institute study on the use of 3D multi-cast technology for sports casts
  • The relationship between leadership, identification, and employee well-being in professional sport environments
  • Developing an economic estimate of the broader social benefits associated with club-based organised community sport in Australia

Social Responsibility

  • Regulating athlete behaviour, promoting integrity and preventing corruption in sport

PhD facilities and support

As a PhD student with us, you will have 24-hour access to our dedicated research hub, stunning library and fully-equipped kitchen facilities.

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PhD fees and funding

Studying for a PhD is a significant but incredibly rewarding investment for your career and for your future. Visit our fees and funding pages to find out whether you are eligible for financial support towards your studies.
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