Victoria University has consolidated its research activity.

From 2018 research of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living is located within the Institute for Sport, Health & Active Living.

Our vision is to be a world leading research institute in sport, exercise science and active living by making important contributions to society through innovative research.

ISEAL's research focus in these three research programs is led by a team of internationally recognised professors, with a critical research mass of over 200 people. The research is supported by the most comprehensive range of sport and exercise science facilities in the southern hemisphere.

Our excellence in research, high-quality analysis, and collaborations with academic institutions, government organisations, private industry partners and community associations, means we deliver pioneering outcomes.

ISEAL is part of the College of Sport & Exercise Science.

Our Research

Research spans human development to high performance sport. Our projects permeate global sporting events like the Tour de France, and, like the athletes we work with, we never set limitations on the scope or impact we can have on elite sporting performance.

We also makes significant contributions to exercise science worldwide beyond the sporting landscape. ISEAL is leading the field when it comes to understanding the relationships between exercise, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention, including the mechanisms by which exercise can prevent, reduce or reverse disease progression.

We are also at the forefront of research into how to promote and engage individuals and communities in more active lifestyles. Our main research focus in this field is on the psycho-social and environmental factors which might explain health behaviour change and in particular community participation in sport, exercise and physical activity. As a research facility we aim to make significant impacts on the whole life cycle from children's physical health through to the elderly.

For more information, view  ISEAL's Capability Report.