Excellence in sport research

 Alice Sweeting sport scientist
I chose Victoria University because of its partnerships with elite sporting organisations, and the development of its world-class sport and exercise science facilities.

Alice Sweeting
Sport scientist, Western Bulldogs Football Club

Dr Alice Sweeting completed her PhD with Victoria University, Netball Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport. Alice’s doctoral research is helping give the Australian netball team the edge. It focused on the use of radio-frequency tracking and data mining technique to profile the movement patterns of elite and junior-elite netballers.

"I initially attracted to VU at school, because of it’s Portfolio Partnership Program. The Program allowed me to apply for my course based on a range of criteria including the work I had done in the community – and not just my ATAR.

I chose Victoria University because of its partnerships with elite sporting organisations, and the development of its world-class sport and exercise science facilities.

I did my undergraduate cadetship and work placement with VU industry partners the Western Bulldogs and Netball Australia – both invaluable experiences for my career and further studies.

I have continued to further my studies at VU by undertaking my PhD. My research looks at using indoor player technology to give our netballers the edge in collaboration with the AIS and Netball Australia. The research has already received some exciting recognition in the press."

Alice studied

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) (Human Movement)

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management (Honours)

Doctor of Philosophy