Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport management
  • Women in sport
  • Leadership

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Tracy Taylor

Tracy is an internationally recognised sport management scholar, with 100+ peer reviewed journal publications, books, book chapters and research project reports. Tracy has been awarded over $2m in research grants and has led a number research projects nationally and internationally, and contributed to research projects from Australia, Canada and Europe.

Tracy's current research grants explore aspects of women's professional team sport. Tracy is on the NRL Research Committee and the Olympic Studies Research Grant Committee, and is an expert reviewer for research grants from around the world. Tracy is the Specialty Chief Editor Frontiers in Sport and Active Living Sport Management and Marketing  and is on Editorial Boards of five sport management journals. 


  • PhD, UNSW 2001

Key publications

Year Citation
2023 O Brien, W., Taylor, T., Hanlon, C., & Toohey, K. (230301). Exploring (Semi) Professionalization in Women s Team Sport Through a Continuum of Care Lens. Journal of Sport Management, 37(2), (129-140).

doi: 10.1123/jsm.2022-0068

2023 Taylor, T., O Brien, W., Toohey, K., & Hanlon, C. (230101). The psychological contract of women athletes in semi-professional team sports. Sport Management Review,

doi: 10.1080/14413523.2023.2243110

2023 Thomson, A., Hayes, M., Hanlon, C., Toohey, K., & Taylor, T. (230101). Women s professional sport leagues: a systematic review and future directions for research. Sport Management Review, 26(1), (48-71).

doi: 10.1080/14413523.2022.2066391

2023 Lakisa, D., Taylor, T., & Adair, D. (230101). Managing Psychological Contracts: Employer-Employee Expectations and Non-Athlete Pasifika Professionals in the National Rugby League (NRL). Journal of Global Sport Management, 8(1), (139-160).

doi: 10.1080/24704067.2020.1775020

2022 Hanlon, C., & Taylor, T. (220127). Workplace Experiences of Women With Disability in Sport Organizations. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4

doi: 10.3389/fspor.2022.792703

2022 Presti, V. L., Taylor, T., & Onyx, J. (220101). Opening the black box of the sport event volunteer s journey: from candidate to volunteer. European Sport Management Quarterly,

doi: 10.1080/16184742.2022.2099923

2022 Hanlon, C., & Taylor, T. (220101). Women leaders in sport: a community of practice programme to create social learning. Managing Sport and Leisure,

doi: 10.1080/23750472.2022.2051727

2022 Manoli, A. E., Anagnostopoulos, C., Ahonen, A., Bolton, N., Bowes, A., Brown, C., Byers, T., Cockayne, D., Cooper, I., & Du, J. (220101). Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19. Managing Sport and Leisure, 27(1-2), (1-6).

doi: 10.1080/23750472.2022.2035963

2022 Taylor, T., Fujak, H., Hanlon, C., & O Connor, D. (220101). A balancing act: women players in a new semi-Professional team sport league. European Sport Management Quarterly, 22(4), (527-547).

doi: 10.1080/16184742.2020.1815821

2020 Pedras, L., Taylor, T., & Frawley, S. (200601). Responses to multi-level institutional complexity in a national sport federation. Sport Management Review, 23(3), (482-497).

doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2019.05.001

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.

Improve access to sport and active recreation for people with disability
From: Access for all abilities
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon, Dr Kara Dadswell
For period: 2022-2023

Building leadership capacity of women with disability to work with sport organisations to build sustainable programs that will improve access to sport for people with disability
From: Department of Social Services
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon
For period: 2021-2024

Reconfiguring the "Playing Field" On and Off the Pitch - Women's Professional Sport in Australia
From: Australian Research Council - Discovery Project
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon
For period: 2019-2021

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Other supervision of research students

Supervision of 12 PhD students, 6 primary supervisor (UTS) including students from UK, Germany, Taiwan and China


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.