Researcher Biography

Graham is a 10-year sports business and 20-year information technology professional. At local, state and national levels in the sports management industry for the past decade and for State and Federal Governments and multi-national corporations in Australia and the United Kingdom as an information security and risk professional.

Graham has extensive project management and information technology skills, in communications & promotions and client support. He has managed Football Queensland’s major match day events and performed media liaison duties for Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation. Before moving to the University of Queensland, Graham held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Football Queensland, overseeing the management of the states semi-professional junior, women’s and men’s competitions, and the design and establishment of a centralised competition management business unit to service the states ten competition centres and 69,000 players.

In 2017 Graham began lecturing and tutoring at the University of Queensland in Sports Management and Health disciplines.

Research Interests

Local sport and its interaction in the wider community.

Project Title

Quality participation experiences in all-abilities football : Inside the perspectives of children with physical and non-physical disabilities.


Associate Professor Michael Gard 

Dr Rebecca Olive