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Curtin University
Centre for Sport and Recreation Research

About Us


Professor Marian Tye

Who we are

The Centre for Sport and Recreation Research (CSRR) – a centre with a new take on sport and recreation research.

CSRR is a first of a kind partnership between the Curtin University and the Department of Sport and Recreation in Western Australia.

The partnership is at the forefront of explorative and applied research in sport and recreation. From climate change to club culture, technology to workplace health and public open space to urban planning this centre is about translating research into practical, usable outcomes to guide government and industry decision making and practice.

What we do

CSRR provides an independent perspective for viewing the horizon and beyond in order to identify issues that will:

  • Impact sport and recreation decision making
  • Benefit from sport and recreation association

How we do it

CSRR operates by drawing together multi-discipline teams to undertake research that informs decision makers.

The teams generally comprise academics who contribute specific knowledge and research strengths and on-the-ground experts from industry and government.

Why this approach?

Because we believe sport and recreation is an integral component of the lifestyle, health and wellbeing of all West Australians and as such should be informed and included in all aspects of planning and decision making.