Staff profile

Dr Matthew

Dr Matthew Nicholson

Director, Centre for Sport and Social Impact

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Management and Marketing

Business Building, Bendigo

Research centres

Centre for Sport and Social Impact

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Melb, PhD VU

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand

Area of study

Sport Management

Brief profile

Associate Professor Nicholson's research and teaching interests focus on policy development and practice, the relationship between sport and the media, the contribution of sport and volunteering to social capital and the cultural and commercial development of the football codes. He is currently working on research projects funded by the Australian Research Council, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development and Reclink Australia. At present Matthew is supervising Honours, Masters and PhD students in the areas of women's sport leadership, the construction of identity, league structures and development, and the mediators of girls' sport participation.

Research interests

Social capital

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Sport policy

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Recent publications

Books

 

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Houlihan, B. (Eds) (2010). Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Hoye, R., Nicholson, M. & Houlihan, B. (2010). Sport and Policy: Issues and Analysis. London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Hoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M., Stewart, B. & Westerbeek, H. (2009). Sport Management: Principles and Application (2nd Edition). London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Hess, R., Nicholson, M., Stewart, B. & De Moore, G. (2008). A National Game. Melbourne: Penguin.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (Eds) (2008). Sport and Social Capital. London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Nicholson, M. (2007). Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus. London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Hoye, R., Smith, A., Westerbeek, H., Stewart, B. & Nicholson, M. (2006). Sport Management: Principles and Application, London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Nicholson, M., Stewart, B. & Hess, R. (Eds) (2006). Football Fever: Moving the Goalposts, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press.

Nicholson, M. (Ed) (2005). Fanfare: Australian Football Fan Culture, Melbourne: Australian Society for Sports History.

Hess, R., Nicholson, M. & Stewart, B. (Eds) (2005). Football Fever: Crossing Boundaries, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press.

Stewart, B., Nicholson, M., Smith, A. & Westerbeek, H. (2004). Australian Sport: Better By Design? The Evolution of Australian Sport Policy. London: Routledge.

Stewart, B., Hess, R. & Nicholson, M. (Eds) (2004). Football Fever: Grassroots, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press.

 

Book Chapters

 

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Houlihan, B. (2010). Introduction. In M. Nicholson, R. Hoye & B. Houlihan (Eds), Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Houlihan, B. (2010). Conclusion. In M. Nicholson, R. Hoye & B. Houlihan (Eds), Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2010). Australia. In M. Nicholson, R. Hoye & B. Houlihan (Eds), Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2008). Sport and social capital: Introduction. In M. Nicholson & R. Hoye (Eds), Sport and Social Capital. London: Elsevier, Butterworth Heinemann, pp. 1-18.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2008). Locating social capital in sport policy. In M. Nicholson & R. Hoye (Eds), Sport and Social Capital. London: Elsevier, Butterworth Heinemann, pp. 69-91

Hoye, R., Nicholson, M. & Smith, A. (2008). Unique aspects of managing sport organizations. In C. Wankel (Ed), 21st Century Management: A reference handbook. Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 499-507.

Westerbeek, H., Smith, A., Hoye, R., Stewart, B. & Nicholson, M. (2007). De Rol van de Staat in de Ontwikkeling van Sportbeleid (The Role of the State in Developing Sport Policy). In H. Westerbeek, Sportbeleid: een international perspectief. (Sport Policy: An International Perspective), Nieuwegein, the Netherlands: ARKO Sports Media.

Nicholson, M. & Hess, R. (2007) Riding on the Back of its Footballers: Australia's Sporting Culture. In B. Stewart (Ed.), The Games are Not the Same: The Political Economy of Australian Football. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, pp. 23-42.

Hess, R. & Nicholson, M. (2007). Football's Origins and Diffusion. In B. Stewart (Ed.), The Games are Not the Same: The Political Economy of Australian Football. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, pp. 43-70.

Inglis, A., Nicholson, M. & Hanlon, C. (2007). Learning Sport Management Through Interaction With the Real World. In Sharma, R. & Mishra, S. (Eds), Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls, Hershey, USA: IDEA Group, pp.150-160.

Nicholson, M. (2006) Moving the Goalposts: Change and Challenge in a Competitive Football Market. In Nicholson, M., Stewart, B. & Hess, R. (Eds) (2006). Football Fever: Moving the Goalposts, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press, pp. 1-10.

Hess, R. & Nicholson, M. (2005) Australia. In D. Levinson & K. Christensen (Eds), Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, pp.123-128.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2005). Contextual factors associated with poor spectator behaviour in football. In R. Hess, B. Stewart, & M. Nicholson (Eds), Football Fever: Crossing Boundaries, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press, pp. 121-132.

Nicholson, M. (2005). Football and Its Fans. In Nicholson, M. (Ed), Fanfare: Australian Football Fan Culture, Melbourne: Australian Society for Sports History, pp. 1-10.

Nicholson, M. & Stewart, R. (2005). Sports Writing Modes During Football Crisis Events. In R. Hess, M. Nicholson & B. Stewart (Eds), Football Fever: Crossing Boundaries, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press, pp. 49-62.

Hess, R. & Nicholson, M. (2005), Australian Rules Football and Spectator Culture: Runthroughs, Banners and Cheersquads, 1880-2000. In M. Nicholson (Ed), Fanfare: Australian Football Fan Culture, Melbourne: Australian Society for Sports History, pp. 11-24.

Nicholson, M. (2005). Grand Prix, Hockey, Motor Sport, Squash. In May-Brown, A. & Swain, S. (Eds) (2005), Encyclopaedia of Melbourne, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Nicholson, M. (2004). Take the Game North: The Strategic and Demographic Imperative Facing Australian Rules Football, in B. Stewart, R. Hess & M. Nicholson (Eds), Football Fever: Grassroots, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press, pp. 111-121.

Stewart, B. & Nicholson, M. (2002). Australia. In L. DaCosta & A. Miragaya (Eds), Worldwide Experiences and Trends in Sport For All, Germany: Meyer and Meyer, pp. 35-73.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Gallant, D. (in press). The Provision of Social Support for Elite Indigenous Athletes in Australian Football. Journal of Sport Management.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2010). Sport Stadia Governance. Sport Management Review, 13, 171-178.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2009). Reducing Adolescents’ Exposure to Alcohol Advertising and Promotion During Televised Sports. Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(14), 1479-1482.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2009). Social capital and sport policies in Australia: Policy transfer in action. Public Management Review, 11(4), 441-460.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2009). Australia. International Journal of Sport Policy, 1(2), 229-240.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2008). Delivering strategic change in complex sport environments: Country Racing Victoria. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 4 (1), 18-32.

Danylchuck, K., Doherty, A., Nicholson, M. & Stewart, B. (2008). International Sport Management: Creating an International Learning and Teaching Community, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 4 (2/3), 125-145.

Lange, K., Nicholson, M. & Hess, R. (2007). A New Breed Apart: Work Practices of Australian Internet Sport Journalists, Sport in Society, 10 (4), 662-679.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2006). Organisational change in community football: The Eastern Football League. Football Studies, 9 (1), 35-49.

Nicholson, M. & Stewart, B. (2006) The Role of Sport Journalists During Crisis Events in Sport, Sporting Traditions, 22 (2), 31-47.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2005) Contextual Factors Associated with Poor Sport Spectator Behaviour, Managing Leisure, 10 (2), pp. 94-105.

Stewart, B., Nicholson, M. & Dickson. G. (2005) The Australian Football League’s Recent Progress: A Study in Cartel Conduct and Monopoly Power, Sport Management Review, 8(2), 95-118.

Nicholson, M., Stewart, B., Cooper, C., Gostlow, K., Perry, C & Falzon, K. (2005). Are We There Yet? Levels and Patterns of Female Employment in Australian Football League Clubs. Football Studies, 8 (2), pp. 65-76.

Hogan, T., Hess, R., Wedgwood, N., Warren, I. & Nicholson, M. (2005). Women and Australian Rules Football: An Annotated Bibliography, Football Studies, 8 (2), pp. 77-88.

Stewart, B., Smith, A. & Nicholson, M. (2003), Sport Consumer Typologies: A Critical Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, 12 (4), pp. 206-216.

Nicholson, M. and Stewart, B. (2003), The Media’s Use of Interpretive Frames During Football Club Relocations and Mergers, Football Studies, 6 (2), pp. 66-78.