Expressions of Interest are being sought by from potential PhD students for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project “Reconfiguring the ‘playing field’ on and off the pitch – women’s professional sport in Australia”.
Professor Tracy Taylor is the lead investigator of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project – Reconfiguring the ‘playing field’ on and off the pitch – women’s professional sport in Australia. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving Murdoch, Victoria University and Griffith University that investigates the physical, sociocultural and organisational workplace conditions and requirements of women athletes in professional team sport. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of an important new theory of organising and managing professional sport that will articulate the place of women’s competitions and inform inclusive management strategies and policies.
The rise of women’s semi/professional sport team competitions in Australia raises a number of questions about how we measure the success and sustainability of these new leagues. The research outcomes will offer insight into nuances of professional team sport for women and identify strategies for the development of equitable policies and practices that will sustain women’s leagues into the future.
The Scholarship recipient will be working with the ARC research team (Professors Tracy Taylor, Kristine Toohey and Clare Hanlon) and the candidate will be based in Murdoch Business School in Perth, WA.
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