Researcher biography

Gary has a range of research interests in the historical and contemporary dimensions of sport. These include Indigenous Australian sport histories, Australian and Pacific aquatic sport, racial stereotyping, sport myth, social memory and sporting histories beyond the written word.

Gary gained his PhD in the field of sport history from the University of Queensland, following joint enrolment in the School of Human Movement Studies and the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics. Dr Osmond teaches in the socio-cultural dimensions of sport and physical activity.

Hs major grants include:

  • Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery project (DP190100647: 2020-2023), titled Pride, Resilience and Identity: Reimagining Aboriginal Sport History [Murray Phillips (UQ), Gary Osmond, Barry Judd (Melbourne)].
  • ARC Future Fellowship (FT160100212: 2017-21), titled Sport, Stories and Survival: Reframing Indigenous Sport History.
  • Chief Investigator on a ARC Linkage digital history project (LP130101031: 2014-2019) titled Creating Histories of the Australian Paralympic Movement: A New Relationship between Researchers and the Community [Murray G. Phillips, Gary Osmond, Tony Naar (Australian Paralympic Committee)].