Researcher biography

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

He is an ARC Future Fellow (2017-21).

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 activities. He is a Chief Investigator on a ARC Linkage-funded digital history project on the Australian Paralympic Movement (2013-17).