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

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Coaching
  • Inclusion and diversity

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Janet Young

Janet has an avid interest in sport having been a professional tennis player and Australian representative. Her involvement in tennis has included working for the Women’s Tennis Association and Tennis Australia.

Currently Janet is a Director of the Evonne Goolagong Foundation and is an Ambassador for Blind Sports Victoria (tennis program). She has received the following awards and honours:

  • Tennis Australia and International Tennis Federation Hall of Fame Award – for services to Australian tennis
  • International Tennis Federation Fed Cup Champion Award – for performances and services to the Fed Cup competition (top international teams event for women)
  • Australian University Sports Honour Roll Inductee as an Australian Champion – in recognition for performances at international sports competitions for universities.  

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Monash University, 1994
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1972

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Young, J., & Konjarski, L. (210331). Schools and Universities as partners to authentic learning experiences Peak Physical Education.
2020 Oraison, H., Konjarski, L., Young, J., Howe, S., & Smallridge, A. (200101). Staff experiences of Victoria university's first year college during the implementation of block mode teaching Paper presented at International Conference on Higher Education Advances (pp. 45-51).

doi: 10.4995/HEAd20.2020.10975

2019 Konjarski, L., Young, J., & Smallridge, A. (190904). Inclusion and Diversity in Physical Activity unit in First Year College at Victoria University: Engaging and optimising student engagement through Community Engagement RAISE Conference.
2019 Young, J., Konjarski, L., & Smallridge, A. (190823). Victoria University s First Year College - Creating Culture throughRevolutionary Transformation STARS.

Year Citation
2021 Young, J., & Pearce, A. J. (211002). Salute to a Legend s First Coach. Journal of COACHING & SPORT SCIENCE REVIEW, (4-6).
2021 Young, J. (210430). Match-fixing threats: Effective responses of coaches. ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review, 83 (4-6).
2021 . (210101). The times are they a-changing? Evolving attitudes in Australian exercise science students attitudes towards sports concussion. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science, 5(4),

doi: 10.36905/jses.2021.04.02

2020 Young, J. (201231). Pearls of Wisdom from Rod Laver, AC, MBE. ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review, 82 (17-17).
2020 Oraison, H., Young, J., Konjarski, L., Howe, S., & Smallridge, A. (200401). Staff s Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs of Victoria University s First Year College - Creating Culture through Revolutionary Transformation.. Australian Educational Researcher,
2019 Young, J., & Pearce, A. (190830). The hidden injury. Updating awareness of the latest research of concussion in tennis. ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review, (10-12).

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.

The Move, Eat, Breath and Sleep Project
From: Sano Health Pty Ltd
Other investigators: Aspr Daryl Marchant
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not 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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Janet is currently Unit Convenor, Key Academic, Academic and Teaching and Research for:

Academic Teaching Research for:

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2005 - Present
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University, College of Sport and Exercise Science
Jan 2000 - Dec 2005
Head of Women's Tennis
Tennis Australia
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2005 -
Present
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University, College of Sport and Exercise Science
Jan 2000 -
Dec 2005
Head of Women's Tennis
Tennis Australia

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2013 - Dec 2019
Director
The Evonne Goolagong Foundation
Jan 2014 - Dec 2019
Ambassador
Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2013 - Dec 2019
Director
The Evonne Goolagong Foundation
Jan 2014 - Dec 2019
Ambassador
Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria

Awards

Year Award
2020

Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Programs that Enhance Learning) - Victoria University

2019

Australian Academy of Tennis Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award - Australian Academy of Tennis Coaches

2014

International Tennis Federation Fed Cup Champion Award - International Tennis Federation

2014

Excellence in the Integration of Teaching & Research Award - Victoria University

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Professional memberships

  • Exercise and Sport Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Lifelong Fellow, Australian Psychological Society College of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Fellow, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors