Athlete Development and Performance Network


Our purpose is to form research collaborations that will enhance athlete development and performance by providing contemporary evidence-based approaches rather than relying on traditional outdated practices. We aim to:

  • conduct multidisciplinary research into athlete development and performance. This will include developing a greater understanding of talent development environments, performance under pressure, and coach/teacher professional learning.
  • provide evidence-based recommendations to key stakeholder organisations and individuals.
  • publish our research in a wide range of outputs.


Professor Donna O'Connor, Dr Kellie Burns, Dr Steve Georgakis, Dr Wayne Cotton

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



Advancing understanding of best practice in sports education
We bring together sport researchers from across the University, government and non-government agencies, organisations and associations to enhance athlete development and performance.

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Athlete Development, coach development and expertise, Gender/sexuality and sport, coaching/teaching pedagogy, sports performance, sport history, youth and high-performance sport coaching

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2646