the role of higher education in enabling greater representation of Indigenous Australians in the management of professional sport

This project is an initial step that aims to evaluate how access to, and participation in, higher education can increase the presence of Indigenous Australians in the management of both professional and elite amateur sport.

This research is significant because there is a dearth of Indigenous Australians filling either management roles or positions of authority in elite Australian sport, and there is no body of research analysing how higher education might assist elite Indigenous athletes to successfully career transition from professional sport to the contemporary employment marketplace.

Dr Paul Stolk from the Newcastle Business School is the Project Lead.