EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Men, sport, consent: Communicating and promoting respectful relationships
This research is part of a larger project exploring and analysing themes of sexual consent and how individuals (university students, university staff and sports leaders) understand and define the term and when they feel it is a relevant topic to communicate and promote.
This specific research is being conducted to analyse themes of sexual consent and how men in leadership roles in sport understand and define the term, and when they feel it is a relevant topic to communicate and promote. The research aim is to generate a more in-depth understanding of how to promote awareness about and prevention of sexual harassment and sexual violence in sport through policies and education.
The methodology is qualitative and interpretative. The methods are in-depth, semi-structured interviews done in person or online and some observation work at sports events. The interviews will be conducted by one member or all of the research team. Participation in the research project is voluntary and data is de-identified. The project uses thematic analysis. The sample is men leaders in various sports in Australia whose organisations are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of children, teenagers and adults who participate in sport.