Siren Spotlight: Hybrid academic careers in sport—bridging scholarship, community, and consultancy work

Dr Indigo Willing shares how she has built a hybrid career in sport, finding and nurturing connections between academic, community sport and organisational spaces and what this kind of approach to our work can mean for marginalised communities in sport. I acknowledge the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Turrbal, Yugambeh and Kombumerri peoples upon whose lands the five Griffith …

Beyond harmful headlines are one of our most vulnerable communities—let’s listen to their voices

The Siren Spotlight series continues with this powerful piece from Holly Hazlewood taking us behind the headlines in the conversation of trans participation in sport.   White-hot acidic anger burns its way through my veins.  I’m reading another hit-piece about the supposed tsunami of transgender women coming for women’s sport. Apparently this wave threatens to engulf the …

Amber Merritt on Tokyo 2021, Leadership and Mental Health

Kasey Symons chats with Paralympian and Australian Glider Amber Merritt from hotel quarantine as COVID-19 continues to disrupt athlete’s preparations for the Tokyo Games. As we keep working to adjust to sport with no fans, for some athletes, it might not make too much a difference.  “Honestly, my parents in London, they were amazing, but …