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
2019 Young, J., Konjarski, L., & Smallridge, A. (190823). Victoria University s First Year College - Creating Culture throughRevolutionary Transformation STARS.

Year Citation
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).
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).
2018 Young, J. (181214). Insights from players in a blind tennis program. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis, (24-27).
2018 Young, J. A. (180903). Values in youth sport and physical education. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16(5), (575-576).

doi: 10.1080/1612197x.2017.1252557

2018 Young, J. (180828). The joys of being a tour coach lie in the eyes of the beholder. Coaching & Sport Science Review,(75), (11-13).
2018 Young, J., Pearce, A., & Rist, B. (180401). Attitudes Towards Sports Concussion in Australian Exercise Science Students. Does the Type and Level of Participation in Sport Matter?. International Journal of Exercise Science, 11(5), (739-753).
2017 Young, J., & Pratt, K. (171229). Make the media your ally. ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review,(73), (6-8).
2017 Pearce, A. J., Young, J. A., Parrington, L., & Aimers, N. (171002). Do as I say: contradicting beliefs and attitudes towards sports concussion in Australia. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(19), (1911-1919).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1241420

2016 Pearce, A. J., & Young, J. A. (161201). Hard knocks: Concussion injuries in tennis. ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review, 70 (5-7).

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
Investigators: Aspr Daryl Marchant
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed

Efficacy of the school sport community program.
From: SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA
Investigators: Prof Remco Polman, Aspr Anthony Watt
For period: 2013-2016
$36,000

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
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (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 - Dec 2017
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 -
Dec 2017
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
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

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