School of Health and Life Sciences

Associate Professor Rochelle Eime

Phone: (03) 53279687
Email: r.eime@federation.edu.au
Room: P 912
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Exercise and Sport Sciences

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Project Management University of Ballarat, Victoria, 2006

  • PhD - Behavioural Epidemiology Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, 2004
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) Deakin University

Research Interests

Sport and Recreation Spatial.

Investigating sport participation and facilities, and health outcomes, for evidence-based decision making across the sport and recreation sector

www.sportandrecreationspatial.com.au

Publications (last 5 years)

Book Chapters

Eime, R., Harvey, J. (2018). Sport participation across the lifespan: Australian trends and policy implications. In: sport and physical across the lifespan. Dionigi, R., Gard, M (editors). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-48562-5

Casey, MM., Eime, RM. (2015) Sport and Health. Sport Management: An exploration of the field and its value. Bowers, M., Dixon, M (editors). Sagamore Publishing, LLC.

Refereed Articles

Harvey, J., Charity, M., Sawyer, N., Eime, R. (2018). Non-response bias in estimates of prevalence of club-based sport participation from an Australian national physical activity, recreation and sport survey. BMC Public Health. Q1

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. (2018). Girls’ transition from participation in modified sport program to club sport competition – A study of longitudinal patterns and correlates. BMC Public Health. 18:718. Q1

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M., Nelson, R. (2018). Demographic characteristics and type/frequency of physical activity participation in a large sample of 21,603 Australian people. BMC Public Health. 18:692. Q1

Vergeer, I., Bennie, J., Charity, M., van Uffelen, J., Harvey, J., Biddle, S., Eime, R. (2018). Participant characteristics of users of holistic movement practices in Australia. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 31. 181-187. Q1

Jenkin, C., Eime, RM., Westerbeek, H., van Uffelen, J. Sport for Adults aged 50+ Years: Participation Benefits and Barriers.  Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/pdf/10.1123/japa.2017-0092.. Q2 (2018)

Robertson, Eime, RM, Westerbeek, H (2018). Community sports clubs: Are they only about playing sport, or do they have broader health promotion and social responsibilities? Annals of Leisure Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2018.1430598. Q3

Jenkin, CR., Eime, RM., Westerbeek, H., O’Sullivan, G., van Uffelen, JGZ (2017). Sport and ageing: A systematic review of the determinants and trends in participation in sport for older adults. BMC Public Health. 17:976 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4970-8. Q1

Hanlon, C., Khoo,S., Morris, T., Eime, R. (2017). Factors influencing women in physical activity programs in Malaysia. Health Promotion International. 1-11: doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax093. Q2

Casey, M., Eime, R., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Craike, M., Symons, C., Payne, W. (2017) Influence of a Healthy and Welcoming Environment on participation in club sport by adolescent females. BMC- Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation.19:9:12 doi: 10.1186/s13102-017-0076-y. Q2

Vergeer, I., Bennie, GA., Charity, MJ., Harvey, JT., van Uffelen, JGZ., Biddle, SJH., Eime, RM. Participation trends in holistic movement practices: A 10-year comparison of Yoga/Pilates and T’ai Chi/Qigong use among a national sample of 195, 926 Australians BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 17:296.Q1.

Lindsay-Smith, G., Banting, L., Eime, R., O’Sullivan, G., van Uffelen, J. (2017). The association between social support and physical activity in older adults: A systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.14:56. Q1

Eime, RM., Harvey, JR., Charity, MJ., Casey, MM., Westerbeek, H., Payne, WR. (2017). The relationship of sport participation to provision of sports facilities and socio-economic status: A geographical analysis. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Online; doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12647. Q2

Craike, M., Young, J.A., Symons, C.M., Pain, M.D. Harvey, J.T., Eime, R.M., & Payne, W.R. (2016). Trends in Body Image of Australian Female Adolescents in Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan regions: A longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. 16:1143. Q1

Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Payne, WR. (2016). Population levels of sport participation: Implications for sport policy. BMC Public Health. 16:752. Q1

Jenkin, CR., Eime, R M., Westerbeek, HM., O’Sullivan, G., van Uffelen, JGZ (2016). Are they “Worth their weight in gold”? Sport for older adults: benefits and barriers of their participation for sporting organisations. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. Doi: 10.1080/19406940.2016.1220410.Q1.

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Craike, M., Symons, C., Payne, W (2016). Changes in sport and physical activity participation for adolescent females: a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. 16:533. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3202-x. Q1

Bennie, J., Pedisic, Z., van Uffelen, J., Charity, MJ., Harvey, JT., Banting LK., Vergee, I., Biddle, SJH., Eime, R M. (2016). Pumping iron in Australia: prevalence, trends and sociodemographic correlates of muscle strengthening activity participation from a national sample of 195,926 adults. PLOS ONE. Doi. 10.1371/journal/pone.0153225. Q1

Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Casey, MM., Westerbeek, H., Payne, WR. (2016) Age profiles of sport participants. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 8(6). Doi: 10.1186/s13102-016-0031-3. Q2

Kokka, S., Donaldson, A., Geidne, S., Seghers, J., Meganck, J., Lane, A., Kelly, R., Casey, M., Eime, R., Villberg, J., Kannas, L. Piecing the puzzle together: Case studies of international research in health promoting sports clubs (2016). Global Health Promotion. 23 (Supp 1): 75-84. Doi: 10.1177/1757975915601615. Q3

Casey, M., Harvey, J., Telford, A., Eime, R., Mooney, A., Payne, W. (2016). Patterns of time use among regional and rural adolescent girls: associations with correlates of physical activity and health-related quality of life. JSAMS. 19: 931-935.Doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.02.004. Q1

Casey, M., Harvey, J., Telford, A., Eime, R., Mooney, A., Payne, W. Patterns of time use among regional and rural adolescent girls: associations with correlates of physical activity and health-related quality of life. JSAMS in press.

Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Casey, MM., van Uffelen, JGZ., Payne, WR. (2015). The contribution of sport participation to overall health enhancing physical activity levels in Australia: a population-based study. BMC Public Health. 15:806. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2156-9.

Eime, RM., Casey, MM., Harvey, JT., Sawyer, NA., Symons, CA., Payne, WR. (2015). Socioecological factors potentially associated with participation in physical activity and sport: A longitudinal study of adolescent girls. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 18: 684-690. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j/jsams.2014.09.012.

Eime, RM., Casey MM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Young, JA., Payne, WR. (2015). Participation in modified sports programs: A longitudinal study of children's transition to club sport competition. BMC Public Health. 15:649. Doi 10.1186/s12889-015-2012-y.

Kokka, S., Donaldson, A., Geidne, S., Seghers, J., Meganck, J., Lane, A., Kelly, R., Casey, M Eime, R., Villberg, J., Kannas, L. Piecing the puzzle together: Case studies of international research in health promoting sports clubs. In press Global Health Promotion.

Eime, RM., Sawyer, N., Harvey, JT., Casey, MM., Westerbeek, H., Payne, WR. (2015). Integrating Public Health and Sport Management: Sport participation trends 2001-2010. Sport Management Review. 18. 207-217. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.004.

Eime, RM., Charity, MJ., Harvey, JT., Payne, WR. (2015). Participation in sport and physical activity: with socio-economic status and geographical location. BMC Public Health.15:43. DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1796-0

Young, J.A., Symons, C.M., Pain, M.D.Harvey, J.T., Eime, R.M., Craike, M.J., & Payne, W.R. (2015). Role models of Australian female adolescents: A longitudinal study to inform programs designed to increase physical activity and sport participation. European Physical Education Review. 21(4) 451-466.

Casey, MM., Telford, A., Mooney, A., Harvey, J., Eime, RM., Payne, W. Linking secondary school physical education with community sport and recreation: An evaluation using the RE-AIM framework. In Press. BMC Public Health.

Eime, RM., Casey, MM., Harvey, JT., Sawyer, NA., Symons, CA., Payne, WR. (2014). Socioecological factors potentially associated with participation in physical activity and sport: A longitudinal study of adolescent girls. In Press. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Eime, RM., Sawyer, N., Harvey, JT., Casey, MM., Westerbeek, H., Payne, WR. (2014). Integrating Public Health and Sport Management: Sport participation trends 2001-2010. Sport Management Review.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.004.

Casey, MM., Harvey, JT., Telford, A., Eime, RM., Mooney, A., Payne, WR. (2014). Effectiveness of a school-community linked program on physical activity levels and health-related quality of life for adolescent girls. BMC Public Health. 14:649. Doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-649.

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Payne, W. (2014). Dose-response of Women's Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and Life Satisfaction to Physical Activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11, 330-338.

Craike, M., Polman, R., Eime, R., Symons, C., Harvey, J., Payne, W. (2014). Associations between Behavior Regulation, Competence, Physical Activity and Health for Adolescent Females. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11, 410-418.

O'Driscoll., T., Banting, L., Borkoles, E., Eime, R., Polman, R (2014). A systematic literature review of sport and physical activity participation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrant populations. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health. 16: 515-530.

Eime, RM., Young, JA., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Payne, WR. (2013). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for adults: Informing development of a conceptual model of Health through Sport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10:135.

Eime, RM., Young, JA., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Payne, WR (2013). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for children and adolescents: informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10:98. (Citations 25).

Symons, C., Polman, R., Moore, J., Borkoles, E., Eime., R., Harvey, J., Banting, L., Payne, W. (2013) The relationship between body image, physical activity, perceived health, and behavioural regulation among Year 7 and Year 11 girls from metropolitan and rural Australia. Annals of Leisure Research. 16 (2), 115-119.

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Craike, M., Polman, R., Symons, C., Payne, W. (2013). Understanding the context of adolescent female participation in sport and physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 84:2, 157-166. (Impact Factor 1.108)

Eime, RM., Harvey, J., Craike, M., Symons, C., Payne, W (2013). Family support and ease of access link socio-economic status and sports club membership in adolescent girls: A mediation study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10:50.

Grants (last 5 years)

2018  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. AusPlay sport and recreation by target groups. Sport and Recreation Victoria. $5,600

2018  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Sports facility requirements calculator. Sport and Recreation Victoria. $12,150

2018  Pilcher, S., Featherston, H., Maddison, S., Calder, R., O’Connell, M., Eime, R., Blyth, D. Review of early childhood sector policies and frameworks. Australian Sports Commission. $76,000

2018  Spaaij, Hanlon, Jeans, Eime. Women’s participation in sport and recreation in Melbourne’s West: an action for change. Wyndham City Council. $75,000.

2018  Jenkin, Eime. Walking Basketball evaluation. Basketball Victoria. $2,000.

2018  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Sport participation in Golden Plains Shire. Golden Plains Shire. $7,000

2017  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Value of Sport. Sport participation trends in Victoria. Sport and Recreation Victoria. $3,000 

2017  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Sport participation in the City of Ballarat. City of Ballarat. $7,000

2017  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Competition structures and the association with player retention and attrition. Tennis Australia. $30, 000

2017-2018 Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. T. Tennis Victoria- Geographical Information System. $30,000

2017  Casey, M, Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Female participation in sport and factors influencing participation trends. Federation University. $5,000

2017  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Transition of players from school programs to community clubs. Cricket Australia. $5,000

2017  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M.Fisherman’s Bend sports facilities: benchmarks and needs of projected population. Sport and Recreation Victoria. $7,424.

2017  Casey, M., Eime, R. Create Crate evaluation. Golden Plains Shire. $4,549.

2017 Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M.Latrobe City Council- sport, health and demographic profile. $15,000.

2016 Craike, M., Eime, R. Active families together program evaluation. BlueEarth. $3,020.

2016 Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Basketball Victoria- GIS. $12,500

2016 Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Sport and Recreation Spatial- AFL Central Victoria participation trends. $3,000

2016-2018 Westerbeek, H., Stewart, B., Eime, R., Sellitto, C. Sport Business Intelligence: a consumer and business decision-making model for sport. Tennis Australia, Victoria  University. $361,000.

2016  Stewart, B., Spaaij, R., Eime, R., Harvey, J, Charity, M. Articulating the health and social benefits of tennis and its social return on investment value. Tennis Australia $40,000

2015-2016  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Charity, M. Sport and Recreation Spatial – Netball Sport Participation. Sport and Recreation Victoria. $2,700.

2015-2017  Stewart, B., Spaaij, R., Eime, R., Harvey, J, Charity, M. The social and economic  value of netball. Netball Victoria. $40,000

2015-2018  Hanlon, C., Eime, R., Norden, K. Building the capacity of women to officiate and   govern gymnastics. Australia-ASEAN Council. Australian Government- Department  of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Gymnastics Australia, South East Asia Gymnastics,   Victoria University. $194,000

2015-2018   Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MM., Thompson, H., Feely, P. Sport and Recreation Spatial. Netball Victoria. Federation University and Victoria University. $37,500

2015  Farrow, D., Eime, R. High performance and the elite pathway. Victoria University. $4,320.

2015  Twomey, D., Eime, R., Brown, S. Research showcase symposia. Federation University. $9,825.

2015  Klein, B., Foale, C., McLaren, S., Lauder, S., Charchar, F., Porter, J., Clinnick, L.,  Denham, L., Mitchell, J., Gill, P., Eime, R.,  Mesagno, C., Temple, E. Wellness Randomised Controlled Trial. Federation University. $5,000

2015 - 2018  Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ.  Sport ParticipationResearch Project 2015 – 2018. VicHealth. $200,000.

2015 - 2018  Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ.  Sport ParticipationResearch Project 2015 – 2018. Sport and Recreation Victoria. $100,000.

2015   Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ. The City of Ballarat– Sport and Physical       Activity, Health and Education Profile. The City of Ballarat. $15,500.

2015 - 2018  Hulme, A., Donaldson, A., Kountouris, A., McIntosh, A., Wong Shee, A., Finch, C., Ekegren, C., Joseph, C., Purdam, C., Morgan, D., Twomey, D., Hughes, D., Patton, D., Rio, E., Siesmaa, E., Barbery, G., Singh, H., Seward, H., O’Brien, J., Cook, J., Kemp, J., Denham, J., Fortington, L, Petrass, L., Schumack, M., Drew, M., Makdissi, M., Perera, N., McCrory, P., White, P., Eime, R., Talpey, S., Docking, S., Better, S., Pizzari, T., Lathlean, T., Young, W. International Olympic Committee Research Centre Application. $480,000.

2014   Eime, R., Harvey, J.,Charity, M., Casey, M. Victorians’ participation in sport. Sport  and Recreation Victoria, Department of Transport, Planning and Local  Infrastructure. $20,000

2014  Eime, R., Harvey, J., Thompson, H. Sport and Recreation Spatial- Mitchell Indicators project. Mitchell Institute. $175,000.

2011-2015   Eime, R. VicHealth Research Practice Fellowship- Physical Activity. $600,000.

Awards (last 5 years)

2017   Winner. Faculty of Health, Executive Dean’s award for Research.

2017   Winner Women in Sport award. Outstanding contribution for increasing female  participation in sport.

2017    Winner VicHealth Awards- Sport and Recreation Spatial- Sport Participation Research Project. Research into action.

2017   Winner Parks and Leisure Australia national research award. Sport and Recreation Spatial

2017   Winner Parks and Leisure Australia (Vic/Tas). Sport and Recreation Spatial. Research Project award.

2017  Winner 2016 Victorian Sport Awards. Sport and Recreation Spatial. Sport Development Initiative of the Year.

2016   Vice-Chancellor’s award for excellence- Entrepreneurship. Federation University.

2016   Best Poster- Physical Activity and Health Promotion. ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference. Eime, RM.,  Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Payne, WR.  Population levels of sport participation: Implications for sport policy.

2015   Finalist in 2015 VicHealth Awards- Sport and Recreation Spatial. Research into action.

2015   Best Poster- Physical Activity and Health Promotion. ASICS Sports Medicine  Australia Conference. Eime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Casey, MM.,  Westerbeek, H., Payne, WR. Four-year trends in sport participation and retention: the gender differences.

2014   Excellence in Research award. College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University.

2013  Wendy Ey, Women in sport award for presentation. Casey, M., Harvey, J., Payne, W., Telford, A., Eime, R., Smyth, J., Mooney, A. Effectiveness of a program for adolescent girls linking physical education with community sport and recreation. ACSMS 2013.

Research Higher Degree Completions (last 5 years)

Himalaya Singh, PhD- Spatial epidemiology of sports and recreational injuries.

Claire Jenkin, PhD- Sport participation for the elderly.

Jonathan Robertson, PhD- Exploring the social responsibility of sports organisations.

Beth McLeod, PhD- International students and social connectedness: The role sport can play.

Jenna Fowlie, Honours. Barriers to adolescent female participation in cricket.