Dr Erica

Dr Erica Randle

Research Fellow

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Martin Building 444, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

Centre for Sport and Social Impact


BBus (Hons) LaTrobe University; PhD LaTrobe University


Research fellow

Membership of professional associations

Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ); European Association of Sport Management (EASM).

Area of study

Sport Management

Brief profile

Erica's research areas include the capacity and management of community sport organisations, increasing physical actvitiy through sport participation, creating healthy environments at sporting clubs, sport policy and program evaluation and the social value of sport and recreation.

Research specialisation

- Sport development

- Sport Management

Recent publications

Randle, E (2016) Are National our future or our past [Radio appearance] http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/national-parks-our-future-or-our-past/7290072

Randle, E.J. & Hoye, R. (2016) Stakeholder perception of regulating commercial tourism in Victorian National Parks, Australia, Tourism Management, vol 54. pp 138-149 

Research projects


  • Australian Sports Commission Youth Participation Project (Sporting Schools in Secondary Schools)
  • Reclink "Social Value of the Reclink Football League"
  • VicHealth Innovation Challenge evaluation
  • VicHealth Active Club Grant evaluation
  • VicHealth Sport Program evaluation





  • Central Highlands Football League Grand Final Alcohol Policy 
  • Golden Square Football and Netball Club 'Healthy Club' Trial Evaluation
  • Australian Masters Games 2013 Event Volunteer Evaluation


Erica's PhD research "Regulating commerical tourism in Victorian National Parks" investigated the 2013 Victorian Government legislation amendment to allow commercial tourism operators to invest and build tourism infrastructure within National Park borders. The project explored stakeholder opinions of this change and the regulatory efficacy of strategies which control commercial tourism in National Parks (http://arrow.latrobe.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/latrobe:37953).