VicHealth award for VU research

Samantha Ratnam, Victorian Greens leader, with Associate Professor Rochelle Eime

Victoria University congratulates Associate Professor Rochelle Eime and her research team for winning the 2017 VicHealth Research into Action award.

The Sport and Recreation Spatial project annually analyses sport participation for 12 major sports and integrates over a million sport records.

Sport-participation data informs planning decisions

Dr Eime’s research represents the largest repository of sport-participation data in Australia. It helps improve state and local government decision-making about funding for community sport.

Peak sporting associations also extract meaningful information about their sport participation trends from the repository to make evidence-based planning decisions.

Award acknowledges important health work

Associate Professor Eime said receiving the award was a tremendous honour.

“It’s wonderful to see all of the hard work from our team acknowledged and to be recognised as a leader in health promotion,” she said.

“The VicHealth Awards highlights the critical role of health promotion in keeping Victorians happy and well, and we look forward to continuing to work in this sector to ensure more Victorians benefit."

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the VicHealth Award winners demonstrate the huge range, value and influence of health promotion in Victoria.

“These community organisations, arts or research bodies, health services, local councils and major sporting codes are tackling some of Victoria’s biggest health issues and have made a huge difference to the lives of many Victorians,” she said.

“We’re incredibly proud to celebrate health promotion in Victoria and congratulate Victoria University and Federation University and all of the inspiring winners for their achievements.”

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