Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP)

Sheree Bekker

Sheree Bekker is originally from South Africa, and joined ACRISP after responding to a call for PhD scholars on Twitter. Professor Caroline Finch explains: "Her story is a great example of how social networks enable researchers to connect worldwide, broadening impact and building the best teams. For regional universities, having a strong social media profile around research strengths, as ACRISP does, enables us to directly connect with the young people who are likely to develop into the research leaders of tomorrow and to recruit them to our research teams."

Sheree has studied the complexity of injury prevention and safety promotion in sports settings. Her research has focused on the complexity of knowledge translation processes that occur between research and its use in policy/practice in community Australian sports settings, through a case study of key organisations.

Recent publications:

Bekker S & Clark AM. Bringing complexity to sports injury prevention research: From simplification to explanation. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;50(24):1489-1490.

Bekker S & Finch CF. Too much information: A document analysis of sport safety resources from key organisations. BMJ Open. 2016;6(5):e010877