The sporting role-model is a widely used trope in sport policy, as well as in print and digital media. There is however a lack of conceptual clarity as to what the term means, limited research on how young people construct role-models, and a dearth of critical scholarship on the impacts (positive and negative) of role models on youth development in/through sport. This study seeks to augment our empirical and theoretical knowledge of sporting role models.

 

This is a collaborative study with:

Professor Cliff Mallett - The University of Queensland

Project members

Dr Eimear Enright

Senior Lecturer
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Dr Rebecca Olive

ARC DECRA
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Dr Leigh Sperka

Associate Lecturer
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences