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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport participation
  • Sport facilities
  • sport and health

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Rochelle Eime

Professor Rochelle Eime is a Behavioural Epidemiologist who has over 15 years of research experience specifically relating to the sport and recreation sectors relating to both public health and sport management.

Rochelle is the Director of the Sport and Recreation Spatial program of research which focuses on investigating sport and recreation participation, facilities and health for evidence based decision making.

The key areas are:

  • Participation levels and trends
  • Influences on participation
  • Value of sport: the health benefits of participation
  • Places to play: the nexus between facilities and participation

Rochelle has strong industry research networks with local, state and national government agencies, including the Sport Australia, VicHealth, Sport and Recreation Victoria, and a range of State and National Sporting Organisations.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 2004
  • BAppSci (Hons), Deakin University, Australia, 2000
  • DipPM, Federation University, Australia, 2006

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Eime, R., Harvey, J., & Charity, M. (180608). Girls' transition from participation in a modified sport program to club sport competition - A study of longitudinal patterns and correlates. BMC Public Health, 18(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5609-0

2017 Jenkin, C. R., Eime, R. M., Westerbeek, H., O'Sullivan, G., & Van, Uffelen. (171222). Sport and ageing: A systematic review of the determinants and trends of participation in sport for older adults. BMC Public Health, 17(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4970-8

2017 Eime, R. M., Harvey, J., Charity, M. J., Casey, M., Westerbeek, H., & Payne, W. R. (170601). The relationship of sport participation to provision of sports facilities and socioeconomic status: a geographical analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(3), (248-255).

doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12647

2017 Casey, M. M., Eime, R. M., Harvey, J. T., Sawyer, N. A., Craike, M. J., Symons, C. M., & Payne, W. R. (170519). The influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment on participation in club sport by adolescent girls: A longitudinal study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 9(1),

doi: 10.1186/s13102-017-0076-y

2016 Jenkin, C. R., Eime, R. M., Westerbeek, H., O Sullivan, G., & van, Uffelen. (161001). Are they worth their weight in gold ? Sport for older adults: benefits and barriers of their participation for sporting organisations. International Journal of Sport Policy, 8(4), (663-680).

doi: 10.1080/19406940.2016.1220410

2016 Smith, L. G., Banting, L., Eime, R., & van, Uffelen. (160601). A Systematic Review of the Literature Concerning Social Support, Loneliness, and Physical Activity in Older Adults. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 24 (S18-S18).
2016 Eime, R. M., Harvey, J. T., Charity, M. J., Casey, M. M., Westerbeek, H., & Payne, W. R. (160211). Age profiles of sport participants. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 8(1),

doi: 10.1186/s13102-016-0031-3

2016 Eime, R. M., Harvey, J. T., Sawyer, N. A., Craike, M. J., Symons, C. M., & Payne, W. R. (160101). Changes in sport and physical activity participation for adolescent females: a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health, 16(1), (1-7).

doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3203-x

2015 Eime, R. M., Casey, M. M., Harvey, J. T., Charity, M. J., Young, J. A., & Payne, W. R. (150714). Participation in modified sports programs: A longitudinal study of children's transition to club sport competition. BMC Public Health, 15(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2012-y

2013 Eime, R. M., Young, J. A., Harvey, J. T., Charity, M. J., & Payne, W. R. (130815). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for children and adolescents: Informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10

doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-98

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.

Sport Participation Research Project 2019-21
From: VicHealth
Investigators: Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed
VicHealth Infrastructure Locations
From: VicHealth
Investigators: Aspr Clare Hanlon
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Economic Value of City of Melbourne's Parks
From: City of Melbourne
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

SRS Netball Vic - Geographical Information System
From: Netball Victoria
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
SRS Tennis Vic - Geographical Information System
From: Tennis Victoria
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed

Walking Basketball Evaluation Program
From: Basketball Victoria
Investigators: Dr Toni Hilland
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
Women's participation in sport and active recreation in Melbourne' West
From: Wyndham City Council
Investigators: Prof Ramon Spaaij, Aspr Clare Hanlon, Dr Fiona Mclachlan
For period: 2017-2018
$68,080
Sport Business Intelligence: A consumer and business decision-making model for sport.
From: Tennis Australia
Investigators: Aspr Camilla Brockett, Prof Hans Westerbeek
For period: 2017-2020
$174,405
Analysis and short descriptive report on cricket school program transition to club play.
From: Cricket Australia Grant
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed
School Program Transition to Club Play
From: Cricket Australia Grant
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed
Tennis Victoria Competition Retention Project
From: Tennis Victoria
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed
SRS Tennis Vic - Geographical Information System
From: Tennis Australia
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed

Evaluation of Active Families Project
From: Softball Victoria Grant
Investigators: Aspr Melinda Craike
For period: 2016-2016
Not disclosed
Articulating the Health and Social Benefits of Tennis and its Social Return on Investment Value
From: Tennis Australia
Investigators: Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2016-2018
Not disclosed
Building the capacity of women to officiate and govern gymnastics.
From: Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC)
Investigators: Aspr Clare Hanlon
For period: 2016-2018
$92,000
Building the capacity of women to officiate and govern gymnastics
From: Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC)
Investigators: Aspr Clare Hanlon
For period: 2016-2018
$92,000
The Social and Economic Value of Netball
From: Netball Australia Limited
Investigators: Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2016-2018
$40,000

Sport participation research project 2015 to 2018.
From: VicHealth
Investigators: Prof Warren Payne
For period: 2015-2018
$250,000

Victorians' participation through selected state sporting associations.
From: Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
For period: 2014-2015
$15,000

Physical Activity Research Practice Fellow 2011-14
From: VicHealth
For period: 2011-2015
$60,000

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 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
1 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Editorial Board
European Sport Management Quarterly
Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Invited advisory- Sport Participation indicator
Commonwealth Secretariate
Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Ambassador - Active Women and Girls' Strategy
City of Ballarat
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Editorial Board
European Sport Management Quarterly
Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Invited advisory- Sport Participation indicator
Commonwealth Secretariate
Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Ambassador - Active Women and Girls' Strategy
City of Ballarat

Awards

Year Award
2018

Sport and Recreation Spatial- Research into action- Finalist - VicHealth

2017

Sport and Recreation Spatial- Research into action- Winner - VicHealth

2017

Sport and Recreation Spatial- Sport Development Initiative of the Year- Winner - Victorian Sport Awards

2017

Outstanding contribution for increasing female participation in sport - Women in Sport Award

2017

Australian national research award- Sport and Recreation Spatial - Parks and Leisure Australia

2019

Parks and Leisure research award - Parks and Leisure Australia (Vic/Tas)

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Media appearances