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
2020 Hanlon, C., Taylor, T., & O'Brien, W. (200504). Mothers with dependent children In Sherry, E. ;. (Ed.) (First) London: Routledge.

Year Citation
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

2020 Taylor, T., O Connor, D., & Hanlon, C. (200201). Contestation, disruption and legitimization in women s rugby league. Sport in Society, 23(2), (315-334).

doi: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1631803

2020 Taylor, T., Fujak, H., Hanlon, C., & O Connor, D. (200101). A balancing act: women players in a new semi-Professional team sport league. European Sport Management Quarterly,

doi: 10.1080/16184742.2020.1815821

2020 Lakisa, D., Taylor, T., & Adair, D. (200101). Managing Psychological Contracts: Employer-Employee Expectations and Non-Athlete Pasifika Professionals in the National Rugby League (NRL). Journal of Global Sport Management,

doi: 10.1080/24704067.2020.1775020

2019 Lakisa, D., Teaiwa, K., Adair, D., & Taylor, T. (190813). Empowering Voices from the Past: The Playing Experiences of Retired Pasifika Rugby League Athletes in Australia. International Journal of the History of Sport, 36(12), (1096-1114).

doi: 10.1080/09523367.2019.1618835

2017 Zhuang, L., Taylor, T., Beirman, D., & Darcy, S. (171002). Socially sustainable ethnic tourism: a comparative study of two Hakka communities in China. Tourism Recreation Research, 42(4), (467-483).

doi: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1338817

2016 Darcy, S., Taylor, T., & Green, J. (161020). But I can do the job : examining disability employment practice through human rights complaint cases. Disability and Society, 31(9), (1242-1274).

doi: 10.1080/09687599.2016.1256807

2016 Stronach, M., Maxwell, H., & Taylor, T. (160102). 'Sistas' and Aunties: sport, physical activity, and Indigenous Australian women. ANNALS OF LEISURE RESEARCH, 19(1), (7-26).

doi: 10.1080/11745398.2015.1051067

2015 Maxwell, H., Foley, C., Taylor, T., & Burton, C. (150201). The development of female Muslim life-savers. Sport Management Review, 18(1), (139-151).

doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2014.07.006

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.

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: 2021-2022

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.