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Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport policy
  • Violence in sport
  • Social inclusion/exclusion in sport
  • Paralympic sport
  • Sport participation

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Aurelie Pankowiak

Dr Aurélie Pankowiak is a postdoctoral research fellow within the Institute for Health and Sport, and a full-time member of the Sport and Recreation Spatial research team. Aurélie uses mixed-methods to investigate sport participation trends, factors influencing participation, and the intersection between sport participation and health for evidence-based decision-making.

Her research interest and expertise include diversity/inclusion and interpersonal violence in sport, and her research focuses on both how sport stakeholders manage these issues, and how they affect sport participants and athletes.

Aurélie is leading several research projects examining the organisational context influencing women and girls’ participation in sport, as well as the prevalence of abuse against children in Australian community sport clubs and against women elite athletes. She is the co-founder and member of the International Research Network on Violence and Integrity in Sport (IRNOVIS)

Aurélie has over 10 years of experience as a researcher, consultant and project manager in the sporting industry across the world, including the Caribbean, the USA and Europe. Her PhD work examined national Paralympic sport policy.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Sport Policy), Victoria University, Australia, 2020
  • M.S (Erasmus Mundus Master, Adapted Physical Activity), K.U. Leuven University, Belgium, 2013
  • B.S (Sport Sciences), Paris Nanterre University, France, 2011

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Joyce, R., Westerbeek, H., Charity, M., Pankowiak, A., & Harvey, J. (210701). Participation in Cricket: Retention and Dropout.
2021 Joyce, R., Westerbeek, H., Charity, M., Pankowiak, A., & Harvey, J. (210502). Sport participation in Victoria, 2019.
2021 Joyce, R., Westerbeek, H., Pankowiak, A., & Charity, M. (210401). Sport participation in Victoria according to Local Government Areas 2015-2019..
2021 Joyce, R., Westerbeek, H., Pankowiak, A., & Charity, M. (210401). Sport participation in Victoria according to Local Government Areas 2015-2019..
2021 Joyce, R., Pankowiak, A., Charity, M., & Westerbeek, H. (210302). Sport participation: City of Ballarat, Ararat Rural City Council, Golden Plains Shire Council, Hepburn Shire Council, Moorabool Shire Council, Northern Grampians Shire Council and Pyrenees Shire Council..
2021 Joyce, R., Pankowiak, A., Charity, M., & Westerbeek, H. (210301). Football Australia participation and retention 2017-2019..
2021 Joyce, R., Pankowiak, A., Westerbeek, H., & Charity, M. (210301). Netball Australia participation and retention 2016-2019.
2021 Joyce, R., Pankowiak, A., Westerbeek, H., & Charity, M. (210204). Yarra Ranges Sport Participation Profile.
2021 Joyce, R., Pankowiak, A., Charity, M., & Westerbeek, H. (210101). Female participation and retention in football and netball 2017-2019..
2020 Joyce, R., Pankowiak, A., Westerbeek, H., Harvey, J., & Charity, M. (201107). Hockey Victoria Participation 2019.

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Sports-clubs volunteer capacity to drive community-sport VU Contact
From: Change our Game Research Grant Program
Other investigators: Aspr Rochelle Eime, Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2021-2022
$24,720

Yarra Ranges - Participation in sport
From: Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Other investigators: Aspr Rochelle Eime
For period: 2020-2021
Not disclosed
Sport participation benchmarking: Activate 2020-2030 proposal
From: City of Ballarat
Other investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek, Aspr Rochelle Eime
For period: 2020-2024
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.