Professor Rochelle Eime is a behavioural epidemiologist with over 15 years of research experience in sport and recreation sectors relating to both public health and sport management.
Dr Eime is Director of the Sport and Recreation Spatial program of research at Federation University Australia, which focuses on investigating sport and recreation participation, facilities and health for evidence-based decision-making. The key areas are participation levels and trends, influences on participation, the health benefits of sport participation, and the nexus between facilities and participation. The program has won a number of state and national research awards including in health, government, sport and recreation.
Rochelle is Professor of Sport Participation at Federation University and the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University. She has strong industry research networks including local, state and national government agencies including Sport Australia, VicHealth, Sport and Recreation Victoria, and a range of state and national sporting organisations.
Editorial: The Future of Sport Business
The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on Australians' frequency and duration of participation in different types of sport and physical activity
The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on perceived health and wellbeing of adult Australian sport and physical activity participants
The Sport Participation Pathway Model (SPPM): a conceptual model for participation and retention in community sport
Five-Year Changes in Community-Level Sport Participation, and the Role of Gender Strategies
Gender inclusive sporting environments: the proportion of women in non-player roles over recent years
Background: Throughout the ecosystem of sport, women have been and continue to be...
How to re-engage older adults in community sport? Reasons for drop-out and re-engagement
Internationally, many sport policies articulate a desire for lifelong participation in sport....
Marketing Up the Wrong Tree? Organisational Perspectives on Attracting and/or Retaining Older Adults in Sport
The physical activity and sport participation framework—a policy model toward being physically active across the lifespan
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on youth sport in Australia and consequences for future participation and retention
Background: COVID-19 continues to represent the single biggest challenge to contemporary...
Barriers to adolescent female participation in cricket
With the ever-growing number of opportunities for females to participate in a range of sports...
Developing Sport for Girls and Adolescents
Longitudinal trends in sport participation and retention of women and girls
Measurement and analysis of sport participation data is vital to understand trends, and therefore...
Sport participation settings: Where and 'how' do Australians play sport?
BackgroundLeisure-time physical activity and sport participation trends are often reported, both...
Tennis influencers: The player effect on social media engagement and demand for tournament attendance
Understanding the interest of sports fans in professional tennis has valuable operational and...
Tennis superstars: The relationship between star status and demand for tickets
Akin to other sports, professional tennis is urged to adopt a consumer-centred strategy and...
A mixed-methods case study exploring the impact of participation in community activity groups for older adults on physical activity, health and wellbeing
Regular physical activity (PA) has many health benefits but declines with age. Community...
Community sports clubs: are they only about playing sport, or do they have broader health promotion and social responsibilities?
Community sport organisations face increasing pressure from stakeholders to devote resources to...
Factors influencing women in physical activity programs in Malaysia
The majority of research on factors associated with women participation in physical activity (PA)...
Sport drop-out during adolescence: is it real, or an artefact of sampling behaviour?
The implications of female sport policy developments for the community-level sport sector: a perspective from Victoria, Australia
This study examined trends in sport participation among females over a six-year period...
A mixed methods case study exploring the impact of membership of a multi-activity, multicentre community group on social wellbeing of older adults
Background: Social wellbeing factors such as loneliness and social support have a major impact on...
Demographic characteristics and type/frequency of physical activity participation in a large sample of 21,603 Australian people
Background: Regular physical activity (PA) is imperative for good health and there are many...
Girls' transition from participation in a modified sport program to club sport competition - A study of longitudinal patterns and correlates
Background: Participation in sport is very popular for young children. Many children participate...
Non-response bias in estimates of prevalence of club-based sport participation from an Australian national physical activity, recreation and sport survey
Background: An estimate of the prevalence of an activity derived from a sample survey is...
Participant characteristics of users of holistic movement practices in Australia
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics of users of holistic...
Sport for adults aged 50+ years: Participation benefits and barriers
Despite the health benefits of sport, the proportion of people participating in sport decreases...
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
Background: In recent decades, the evidence supporting the physical and mental health benefits of...
Sport and ageing: A systematic review of the determinants and trends of participation in sport for older adults
Background: The global population is ageing. As ageing is often associated with a decline in...
Sport participation across the lifespan: Australian trends and policy implications
This chapter will explore the sport participation trends in Australia across the lifespan....
The association between social support and physical activity in older adults: A systematic review
Background: The promotion of active and healthy ageing is becoming increasingly important as the...
The influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment on participation in club sport by adolescent girls: A longitudinal study
Background: This study investigated the perceived influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment...
The relationship of sport participation to provision of sports facilities and socioeconomic status: a geographical analysis
Objective: Ecological models have been applied to investigate multiple domains influencing...
Age profiles of sport participants
Background: Participation in sport has many health benefits, and is popular amongst children....
Are they 'worth their weight in gold'? Sport for older adults: benefits and barriers of their participation for sporting organisations
The ageing global population has led to an increased focus on health for older adults. However,...
Changes in sport and physical activity participation for adolescent females: a longitudinal study
Background: Participation in sport and physical activity is reported to decline during...
GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF SPORTS AND LEISURE INJURY HOSPITALISATIONS IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Patterns of time use among regional and rural adolescent girls: Associations with correlates of physical activity and health-related quality of life
Objectives: To describe patterns of time use among regional and rural adolescent girls and...
Piecing the puzzle together: case studies of international research in health-promoting sports clubs
This paper seeks to review the current international health-promoting sports club (HPSC)...
Population levels of sport participation: implications for sport policy
Background: Participation in sport can contribute to health-enhancing levels of leisure-time...
Pumping Iron in Australia: Prevalence, Trends and Sociodemographic Correlates of Muscle Strengthening Activity Participation from a National Sample of 195,926 Adults
Objective The current Australian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that adults engage in...
Trends in body image of adolescent females in metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions: a longitudinal study
Background: Body dissatisfaction is associated with a range of adverse outcomes, including...
How healthy is Australian sport?
Integrating public health and sport management: Sport participation trends 2001-2010
In order to inform strategies to increase levels of physical activity (PA) for a healthier...
Participation in modified sports programs: a longitudinal study of children's transition to club sport competition
Background: Many children are not physically active enough for a health benefit. One avenue of...
Participation in sport and physical activity: associations with socio-economic status and geographical remoteness
Background: Many factors influence participation in sport and Physical Activity (PA). It is well...
Role models of Australian female adolescents: A longitudinal study to inform programmes designed to increase physical activity and sport participation
In light of the importance attributed to the presence of positive role models in promoting...
Socioecological factors potentially associated with participation in physical activity and sport: A longitudinal study of adolescent girls
Objectives: Many adolescents are not physically active enough to receive associated health...
Spatial epidemiology: A new approach for understanding and preventing sport injuries
Sport and Health
The contribution of sport participation to overall health enhancing physical activity levels in Australia: a population-based study
Background: The contribution of sport to overall health-enhancing leisure-time physical activity...
Associations Between Behavior Regulation, Competence, Physical Activity, and Health for Adolescent Females
Background: This study investigated the association between the different types of behavior...
A Systematic Literature Review of Sport and Physical Activity Participation in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Migrant Populations
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrants face significant health risks as they adapt...
Dose-Response of Women's Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and Life Satisfaction to Physical Activity
Background: To examine the dose-response relationship between health related quality of life...
Effectiveness of a school-community linked program on physical activity levels and health-related quality of life for adolescent girls
Background: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a school-community program on...
Linking secondary school physical education with community sport and recreation for girls: a process evaluation
Background: The purpose of this study was to undertake a process evaluation to examine the reach,...
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
Background: The definition of health incorporates the physical, social and mental domains,...
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
Background: There are specific guidelines regarding the level of physical activity (PA) required...
Family support and ease of access link socio-economic status and sports club membership in adolescent girls: a mediation study
Background: Much research has been conducted into the determinants of physical activity (PA)...
Linking Physical Education With Community Sport and Recreation: A Program for Adolescent Girls
The engagement of adolescent girls in physical activity (PA) is a persistent challenge....
The relationship between body image, physical activity, perceived health, and behavioural regulation among Year 7 and Year 11 girls from metropolitan and rural Australia
This study examined the relationship between educational year level, regional differences in...
Understanding the Contexts of Adolescent Female Participation in Sport and Physical Activity
Purpose: Participation in physical activity (PA) is reported to decline in adolescence,...
Examining changes in the organisational capacity and sport-related health promotion policies and practices of State Sporting Organizations
Organisational readiness and capacity building strategies of sporting organisations to promote health
This paper explored the readiness of Victorian State Sporting Organisations (SSOs) in Australia...
A comparative study of factors influencing participation in sport and physical activity for metropolitan and rural female adolescents
The aim of this research was to provide a comparative analysis of the influence of behavioural...
Characteristics of physically active and inactive men from low socioeconomic communities and housing estates: a qualitative study using the socioecological model
The test-retest reliability of a health promotion assessment tool in sport
Evaluation tools for measuring health promotion (HP) policies, practices, and organizational...
Does Sports Club Particpation Contribute to Health-Related Quality of Life?
It's not just about competition! Building sport's capacity for population-focused physical activity promotion and development of healthy settings
Transition in participation in sport and unstructured physical activity for rural living adolescent girls
Building the health promotion capacity of sport and recreation organisations: A case study of Regional Sports Assemblies
Effectiveness of the 2006 Commonwealth Games 10,000 Steps Walking Challenge
Engaging community sport and recreation organisations in population health interventions: factors affecting the formation, implementation, and institutionalisation of partnerships efforts
Linking participants in school-based sport programs to community clubs
Partnership and capacity-building strategies in community sports and recreation programs
Sustaining health promotion programs within sport and recreation organisations
Trends in organised sport membership: Impact on sustainability
Using a socioecological approach to examine participation in sport and physical activity among rural adolescent girls
Making sporting clubs healthy and welcoming environments: A strategy to increase participation.
Sporting clubs are an ideal setting to promote community-wide participation in physical activity....
Participation by girls in community sport and physical activity during the transition to secondary school: A rural Australian perspective
Participation in sport and physical activity for rural adolescent girls: a socio-ecological approach
A critical evaluation of methods used to evaluate a large scale health promotion program in the sport and recreation sector
Evaluation of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games 10,000 steps walking challenge and 10,000 steps walking program
The epidemiology of head, face and eye injuries to female lacrosse players in Australia
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Factors affecting the successful creation of health promoting sports clubs
Lessons learned during the establishment of 'recreational football' as a new form of Australian football
Linking school-based sport programs to sport club membership
Participation in five major Victorian sports: Trends and issues
The development of regional sports assemblies as health promoting organisations
Transferring organizational partnerships to physical activity participation: What works and why
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project. Phase 1 evaluation report no.30 volume three: Active participation grant scheme
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project. Phase 1 evaluation report no.30 volume two: Participation in community sport and active recreation scheme
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project. Phase 1 evaluation report no.32: Pony club Victoria: Club development program
A controlled evaluation of a squash eyewear promotion strategy
Do squash players accurately report use of appropriate protective eyewear?
Physically active Koori communities: The results of a partnership approach
Skill based modified sports programs for younger participants: The risk of boredom and drop out
Survey administration for community level sports injury prevention: Facilitators, barriers and lessons learnt
The effectiveness of a squash eyewear promotion strategy
Unprotected eyes in squash: Not seeing the risk of injury
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project: Phase 1 report partnerships for health
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 10. Yarrum community learning centre - Strength training for the over fifties project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 11: Chadstone lacrosse club - Develop community involvement in junior lacrosse project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 12. City of Yarra - Women making waves project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 13. Tullamarine country club - Tulla women's golf project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 14. Brunswick Dragons fencing club - Swordplay project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.15: Victorian amateur fencing association: New club development program
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 17. Moe golf club - Life through golf clinics project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 18. Anglicare youth sailing project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 19. Chinese and Vietnamese neighbourhood centre - Breaking isolation, Chinese elderly health activities project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.20. Helenic sporting club Midura United - healthy leisure activities for Kooris project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.21. Council on the aging Victoria - Strength training, training the trainer project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.22. City of Kingston - Girls in recreation, leisure and sport project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.23. Warragul community house - Physical activities through community house project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.24. Victorian state council of YMCA - Community soccer project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.25: Gymnastics Victoria: Cheerleading program
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.26: Football Victoria: AFL recreational football program
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 27: Gippsport-Gippsland women's physical activity strategy project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.7: Yachting Victoria: Sailing on the move program
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no.8: Winda Mara active recreation and health project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 9. Rochester community house - Tai chi classes project
Evaluation of the program logic for the PFH and PICSAR schemes
Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of squash venue operators relating to use of protective eyewear
Protective eyewear promotion: Applying principles of behaviour change in the design of a sports injury prevention program
Protective eyewear promotion: Applying principles of behaviour change in the design of a squash injury prevention programme
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 16. Victorian Little Athletics Association: On track program
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 1. Response to the program logic for the partnerships for health and participation in community sport and active recreation schemes
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 2. Views of selected VicHealth staff on the partnerships for health and participation in community sport and active recreation schemes
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 3: Realist evaluation methodology
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 4. Tatura community house: Be better - be active project
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 5: Evaluation report format and timeline
VicHealth sport and active recreation schemes evaluation project report no. 6. Netball Victoria: The FunNet program
An ecological approach to the design of a sports injury prevention intervention
Epidemiology of squash injuries presenting for treatment at hospitals
Epidemiology of squash injuries requiring hospital treatment
Error in publication code - How hot is too hot?
A nine-year audit of squash injury insurance claim records
Are squash players protecting their eyes?
A review of countermeasures to prevent rugby union injuries
Barriers towards the promotion and use of protective eyewear in squash: Experiences from the SQERP project
Have squash players' attitudes towards protective eyewear changed over the past decade?
Have the attitudes of Australian squash players towards protective eyewear changed over the past decade
Preventing rugby union injuries
Counting injuries out of boxing
Factors associated with protective eyewear behaviours in squash players
The epidemiology of squash injuries