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
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 Westerbeek, H., Bosscher, de., & Brockett, C. (160108). Elite youth sport policy and dual career support services in fifteen countries In green, K. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 521-535). London: Routledge.
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

Year Citation
2022 Brockett, C., Attard, M., & Dell'Aquila, C. (220729). Promoting Healthy and Active Living: Innovation in Engaging CALD Communities (Daughters of the West 2021 - CALD program report).
2022 Brockett, C., & Attard, M. (220720). Promoting Healthy and Active Living: Innovation in Engaging CALD Communities (Sons of the West 2022 - CALD program report).
2022 Hanlon, C., Brockett, C., & Flowers, E. (220404). AFL Pacific Islands Report: Women in leadership survey.
2022 Hanlon, C., Brockett, C., & Flowers, E. (220404). AFL Fiji: Women as leaders.
2022 Hanlon, C., Brockett, C., & Flowers, E. (220228). AFL Vanuatu: Women in leadership.
2020 Parker, A., Brockett, C., Pascoe, M., Bourke, M., & Stansen, C. (201009). Factors that influence athlete's wellbeing and life satisfaction beyond elite sporting careers: Identification and prediction of positive retirement outcomes. Victoria University.

Year Citation
2020 Whitehead, A. E., Umeh, K., Brockett, C., Westerbeek, H., Powling, E., Fitton, Davies., & Rudd, J. (200101). Motivational differences between 5K, half marathon and full marathon participants in the UK and India. Managing Sport and Leisure, (1-14).

doi: 10.1080/23750472.2020.1791236

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.

Promoting Healthy and Active Living: Sons and Daughters of the West 2.0
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Prof Samuel Robertson
For period: 2021-2022
$500,000

Maximising opportunities for elite female athletes who suddenly need to transition into a new career
From: Amy Gillett Foundation
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon
For period: 2020-2024
$56,000

Building Sport Knowledge Infrastructure in Kerala
From: Government of Kerala
Other investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek, Mr Michael Linley
For period: 2019-2020
Not disclosed
Professional Networks Quality Assurance Review
From: Australian Institute of Sport
Other investigators: Prof Robert Aughey, Dr Kevin Ball, Dr Jade Haycraft
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
Other 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: ISEAL, Tennis Australia
Other investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek, Dr Nader Chmait, Aspr Rochelle Joyce
For period: 2017-2020
$182,405
Evaluation of the Auskick Centre of the Future
From: AFL Research Funds, ISEAL
Other investigators: Aspr Sharna Spittle, Dr Jason Berry, Dr Toni Hilland
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Excellence and Community Impact through Sport
From: Punjab State Institute of Sports
Other investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek, Dr Damian Farrow
For period: 2016-2018
Not disclosed

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
Recruitment and enrolment of a PhD student - Schedule 1
From: Australian Paralympic Committee Limited
Other investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2014-2018
$144,235

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
1 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor
PhD Integrated (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD by Publication Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD by Publication (1) Associate supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Feb 2019 - Present
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 -
Present
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