Dr Rochelle Eime
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) Hons (Deakin), PhD (Monash), Dip Project Management (Ballarat)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living
Dr Rochelle Eime is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) and is undertaking a 'Health through Sport' program of research.
Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases and health outcomes including cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, however many Australians are not sufficiently active to receive these health benefits. Physical activity is positively associated with physical, social and mental wellbeing. Sport is a specific type of physical activity that from a health perspective has not been extensively explored. Rochelle's sport research includes the investigation of the determinants of participation and sustainable participation; the health benefits of participation, as well as the capacity of sport to deliver health promotion and participation programs.
Rochelle's research aims to create evidence of the health benefits of participation in sport as well as to provide evidence to inform sport and policy makers on how to grow sustainable participation. Her program of research is industry focused and translates knowledge to the scientific and sports sectors. Her 'Health Through Sport' research is about understanding determinants and health benefits of participation in sport.
A major project is the Sport and Recreation Spatial project.
The Health through Sport program of research has four key areas:
- Participation levels and trends
- Influences on participation
- Value of sport: the health benefits of participation
- Places to play: the nexus between facilities and participation.
Refereed journal articles
Craike, M., Symons, C., Eime, R., Harvey, J., Payne W. (In Press) The influence of physical activity behaviour regulation on physical activity and perceived health for adolescent females. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Eime, R., Harvey, J., Payne, W. (In Press) Dose-response of Women's Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and Life Satisfaction to Physical Activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Casey, M., Mooney, A., Eime, R., Harvey, J., Smyth, J., Payne, W (2012). Linking physical education with community sport and recreation – A program for adolescent girls. Health Promotion Practice
Eime, R., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Craike, M., Polman, R., Symons, C., Payne, W. (2012) Understanding the context of adolescent female participation in sport and physical activity In Press. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Casey, M., Harvey, J., Eime, R., Payne, W. (2012). Examining changes in the organisational capacity and sport-related health promotion policies and practices of State Sporting Organisations. In Press. Annals of Leisure Research.
Robertson, J., Westerbeek, H., Eime, R. (2012) Sport organisations and social outcomes: A place for social sport business? Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), Sydney.
Eime, R., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Craike, M., Symons, C., Polman, R., Payne, W. (2012) Female adolescent participation in sport and physical activity: Where and when are the declines? International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Austin, Texas, USA.
Polman, R., Symons, C., Eime, R., Harvey, J., Craike, M., Banting, L., Payne, W. (2012) Female adolescents body image perceptions, physical activity levels, health and behavioural regulation: Age and regional influences. British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Longdon, UK.
Eime, R.M., Harvey, J.T., Craike, M.J., Symons, C., Polman, R.C.J., Payne, W.R. (2011) Family support and ease of access mediate associations between socioeconomic status and sports club membership in adolescent girls. ACSMS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fremantle.
Harvey, J.T., Eime, R.M., Symons, C., Craike, M.J., Polman, R.C.J., Payne, W.R. (2011) Competence and confidence mediate health benefits of club sport in adolescent girls beyond the effects of physical activity levels. ACSMS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fremantle
Postgraduate research students and fellows
2006 - 2012: Meghan Casey (PhD). Exploring the development of sporting organisations for health promotion. University of Ballarat. Associate Supervisor.
2012-present: Marcia Perry (PhD) Dropout in sport and recreation across the lifespan. University of Ballarat. Principal Supervisor.
2011- present: Jonathan Robertson (PhD) Sport as a Social Business. Victoria University. Associate Supervisor.
2010- present: Beth McLeod (PhD) Is there an association between sport spectatorship and participation and how does participation in sport contribute to social connectedness for international students? University of Ballarat. Principal Supervisor.
Harvey, J., Eime, R. (2012) Spatial microsimulation of synthetic sport and physical activity microdata. Research Seeding Grant- University of Ballarat $21,000
Eime, R. (2011) VicHealth Research Practice Fellowship- Physical Activity. $600,000
Eime, R., Polman, R., Tower, J., Hanlon, C., Romero, V., Hemana, C., Lu, S., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Thompson, H. (2011) Sport Spatial mapping and data analysis. Australian Sports Commission and Victoria University Collaborative Funding. $110,000
Borkoles, E., Polman, R., Farrow, D., Gulbin, J., Arnold, S., Clark, C., Carroll, R., Smyth, M., Eime, R., Berry, J., Williams, J., McDonald, B., Hess, R., Hemphill, D., Konjarski, L., Alexander, J. (2011) Sporting Success- A longitudinal study of sport participation pathways. Australian Sports Commission and Victoria University Collaborative Funding. $100,000
Eime, R. (2011) Program Evaluation. Central High Lands Sports Assembly. $5000
2011 - present: International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
2001 - present: Sports Medicine Australia.
2001 - 2004: Australian Injury Prevention Network.
1999 - 2005: Tennis Coaches Association Victoria, Tennis Professionals of Australia.
Appearances in the media
2011: Win TV- Invited to provided expert response to 'Adolescent Community Profile report 2010' by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
2008: ABC radio- Discussion of the contribution of sport and physical activity to women's wellbeing. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2007/10/04/2051120.htm
Areas of expertise
- Health benefits of participation in sport
- Sport and recreation geographical information system (GIS)
- Sport participation
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