Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport policy
  • High-performance sport systems
  • Athlete development pathways
  • Sport for development

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Camilla Brockett

Camilla is Deputy Leader of the Sport Performance and Business research program within the Institute for Health and Sport. She oversees industry-driven research consultancy that provides a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to improving sport engagement, performance and athlete development pathways.

Camilla’s portfolio consists of research engagements with national and international industry and government stakeholders including the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Sport Australia, Paralympics Australia, the Australian Football League, the Australian and Victorian Governments, as well as high-performance and sport-development initiatives with federal and state governments of India.

Prior to VU, Camilla worked at the AIS for over nine years managing projects that identified innovative, world-leading practices in areas such as sports science and sports medicine service delivery, operating practices and program management. Her work benchmarked these methods against current practices in Australian sport. Camilla has also consulted on organisational and strategic high-performance sport-planning to various sporting organisations, including New Zealand Academy of Sport, Auckland University Millennium Centre for Sport & Health, Women’s Tennis Association Tour, Canoeing Australia, Australian Rugby Union, Swimming Australia, Triathlon Australia, Fremantle Football Club and the Western Bulldogs Football Club.

With expert knowledge of sport principles and practices in the Australian and international sporting systems, Camilla works with high-level professionals including national policy makers, performance directors, senior practitioners/scientists and coaches to provide research-informed solutions to improve systems for sport development and performance.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 2002
  • B.Sc(Hons), Monash University, Australia, 1996
  • B.Sc, Monash University, Australia, 1995

Key publications

Year Citation
2015 -. (150101). The World Congress on Elite Sport Policy 2015 : Book of Abstracts (1). Westerbeek, H. ;. (Ed.). Melbourne: Victoria University, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living.
2008 Fricker, P., & Brockett, C. (080101). Personal Best The No Fuss Get Fit Guide - Exercise, Diet and Lifestyle for Men and Women of All Ages (1). Camberwell, Victoria: Penguin Books.

Year Citation
2017 Brockett, C. (170101). Australia: Evolution and motivators of national sport policy (pp. 19-40).

doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-60222-0_2

2016 De, Bosscher., Brockett, C., & Westerbeek, H. (160107). Elite youth sport policy and dual career support services in fifteen countries (pp. 521-534).

doi: 10.4324/9780203795002

2011 Brockett, C., & Westerbeek, H. (110101). The new era in Australian High Performance Sport - insights from an international comparative study on elite sport climate and policies In Gammelsaeter, H. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 319-320). Madrid: GB Creation and Advice Consulting.

Year Citation
2004 Proske, U., Morgan, D. L., Brockett, C. L., & Percival, P. (040801). Identifying athletes at risk of hamstring strains and how to protect them.. Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology, 31(8), (546-550).

doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1681.2004.04028.x

2004 Brockett, C. L., Morgan, D. L., & Proske, U. (040301). Predicting hamstring strain injury in elite athletes.. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 36(3), (379-387).

doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000117165.75832.05

2002 Brockett, C. L., Morgan, D. L., Gregory, J. E., & Proske, U. (020301). Damage to different motor units from active lengthening of the medial gastrocnemius muscle of the cat.. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 92(3), (1104-1110).

doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00479.2001

2002 Gregory, J. E., Brockett, C. L., Morgan, D. L., Whitehead, N. P., & Proske, U. (020101). Effect of eccentric muscle contractions on Golgi tendon organ responses to passive and active tension in the cat.. The Journal of physiology, 538(Pt 1), (209-218).

doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2001.012785

2001 Brockett, C. L., Morgan, D. L., & Proske, U. (010501). Human hamstring muscles adapt to eccentric exercise by changing optimum length.. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 33(5), (783-790).

doi: 10.1097/00005768-200105000-00017

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.

Building Sport Knowledge Infrastructure in Kerala
From: Government of Kerala
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2019-2020
Not disclosed
Professional Networks Quality Assurance Review
From: Australian Institute of Sport
Investigators: Dr Kevin Ball, Prof Robert Aughey
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Factors that Influence Wellbeing and Life Satisfaction Beyond Elite Athletes' Sporting Careers: Identification and Prediction of Positive Retirement Outcomes
From: Australian Institute of Sport
Investigators: Prof Alexandra Parker, Dr Michaela Pascoe
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Sport Business Intelligence: A consumer and business decision-making model for sport.
From: Tennis Australia
Investigators: Aspr Rochelle Eime, Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2017-2020
$174,405
Evaluation of the Auskick Centre of the Future
From: AFL Research Funds
Investigators: Dr Toni Hilland, Dr Sharna Spittle
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Benchmark State Netball and Hockey Centre sporting facilities and training services.
From: Major Projects Victoria
Investigators: Prof Andrew Stewart, Dr Damian Farrow, Prof Michael Mckenna
For period: 2016-2017
Not disclosed
Excellence and Community Impact through Sport
From: Punjab State Institute of Sports
Investigators: Dr Damian Farrow, Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2016-2018
Not disclosed
Physical literacy - a foundation for sporting excellence in India.
From: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government (DFAT)
Investigators: Dr Damian Farrow, Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2016-2017
$45,450

Pathway to Sporting Excellence in India - Scoping the Foundations for a Sustainable National Elite Sports System
From: Australia-India Council (AIC)
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek, Dr Damian Farrow
For period: 2015-2015
$57,600
Beyond the Podium - Stage 1 (Telstra and Schedule 30 of ASC)
From: Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Telstra
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2015-2016
$125,000
Sporting Excellence in Kerala Project
From: Government of Kerala
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2015-2015
$57,000

Establishing a Sports and Technology Business Incubator (SATBI) in India
From: Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2014-2015
$235,500
Getting Active - Getting Healthy - Getting Competitive! - Schedule 3
From: Australian Paralympic Committee Limited
For period: 2014-2014
$28,400
Recruitment and enrolment of a PhD student to investigate sport policy effectiveness in disability sport.
From: Australian Paralympic Committee Limited
For period: 2014-2018
$91,614
Develop, implement and review a para-sport engagement framework for Australian paralympic sport.
From: Australian Paralympic Committee Limited
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2014-2017
$89,772
Recruitment and enrolment of a PhD student - Schedule 1
From: Australian Paralympic Committee Limited
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2014-2018
$144,235
Develop, implement and review a 'Para-sport Engagement Framework' for Australian Paralympic sport - Schedule 2
From: Australian Paralympic Committee Limited
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2014-2017
$89,772

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Feb 2019 - Dec 2019
Member of the Academic Board
Victoria University
Aug 2019 - Dec 2019
Member of Sport Strategy Governance Board
Victoria University
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019
Member of the Sport Strategy Implementation Group
Victoria University
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Deputy Research Program Leader (Sport Performance and Business)
Victoria University
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018
Member of the Senior Women's Shadowing Program
Victoria University
Jan 2016 - Dec 2019
Chair of the International Sport Working Group
Victoria University
Jan 2016 - Dec 2019
Member of the Executive Leadership Team for the iHeS Sport Research Group
Victoria University
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Feb 2019 -
Dec 2019
Member of the Academic Board
Victoria University
Aug 2019 -
Dec 2019
Member of Sport Strategy Governance Board
Victoria University
Jan 2019 -
Dec 2019
Member of the Sport Strategy Implementation Group
Victoria University
Jan 2018 -
Dec 2019
Deputy Research Program Leader (Sport Performance and Business)
Victoria University
Feb 2018 -
Nov 2018
Member of the Senior Women's Shadowing Program
Victoria University
Jan 2016 -
Dec 2019
Chair of the International Sport Working Group
Victoria University
Jan 2016 -
Dec 2019
Member of the Executive Leadership Team for the iHeS Sport Research Group
Victoria University
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Member of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees
World Congress on Elite Sport Policy
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Member of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees
World Congress on Elite Sport Policy