Professor Matthew

Professor Matthew Nicholson

Director, Centre for Sport and Social Impact

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Department of Management, Sport and Tourism

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

Centre for Sport and Social Impact

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Melb, PhD VU

Role

Academic

Area of study

Sport Management

Brief profile

Matthew is the Director of the Centre for Sport and Social Impact, and a Professor within the Business School at La Trobe University. Matthew’s expertise is in sport policy, the management of community and state sport organisations, particularly as it relates to the sport-public health nexus, the social impact of sport, recreation and leisure and the representation of sport through the media. Matthew has extensive experience managing large, complex, multi-year research projects, which have utilised teams of multi-disciplinary researchers and involved the use of standard and bespoke qualitative and quantitative research methods. He has secured $6.8 million in research funding via more than 70 separate projects including through the ARC and the NHMRC, as well as a range of industry based organisations and government departments in health and sport.

Recent publications

Books

Research

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

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

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

Edited

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Houlihan, B. (Eds) (2011). Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (Eds) (2008). Sport and Social Capital. 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., Hess, R. & Nicholson, M. (Eds) (2004). Football Fever: Grassroots, Melbourne: Maribyrnong Press.

Text

Hoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M. & Stewart, B. (2017). Sport Management: Principles and Practice (5th Edition). London: Routledge.

Hoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M. & Stewart, B. (2015). Sport Management: Principles and Practice (4th Edition). London: Routledge.

Nicholson, M., Kerr, A. & Sherwood, M. (2015). Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus (2nd Edition). London: Routledge.

Hoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M., Stewart, B. & Westerbeek, H. (2012). Sport Management: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition). 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.

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 (translated into Mandarin, Russian, Arabic and Dutch).

 

Book Chapters

Sherwood, M., Marjoribanks, T. & Nicholson, M. (In Press). Journalism and Public Relations. In Karlsson et al. Encyclopaedia of Journalism Studies. Oxford University Press.

Nicholson, M. & Sherwood, M. (2016). Sport and the Media. In R. Hoye and M. Parent (Eds) Sage Handbook of Sport Management. London: Sage, pp. 323-344.

Hoye, R., Nicholson, M. & Brown, K. (2013). Involvement in Sport and Social Connectedness. In M. Weed (Ed) Sport and Leisure Management. London: Sage.

Nicholson, M. & Stewart, B. (2013). Leisure Policy: The Example of Sport. In T. Blackshaw (Ed) Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies. London: Routledge, pp. 72-81.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2013). Sport Policy and the Media. In I. Henry & Ko, L-M. (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. London: Routledge, pp. 167-182.

Sherwood, M. & Nicholson, M. (2013). Research Methodologies in Sport Communication. In P. Pederson (Ed) Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication. London: Routledge, pp. 84-96.

Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2011). Sport Policy in Australia. In S. Georgakis & K. Russell (Eds), Youth Sport in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press, pp. 43-58.

Stewart, B., Nicholson, M. & Smith, A. (2011). Sport Consumer Typologies: A Critical Review. In N. Lough & B. Sutton (Eds), Handbook of Sport Marketing Research. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Houlihan, B. (2011). Introduction. In M. Nicholson, R. Hoye & B. Houlihan (Eds), Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Houlihan, B. (2011). Conclusion. In M. Nicholson, R. Hoye & B. Houlihan (Eds), Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2011). 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: Building on a Sport for All Culture. In L. DaCosta & A. Miragaya (Eds), Worldwide Experiences and Trends in Sport For All, Germany: Meyer and Meyer, pp. 35-73.

 

Journal Articles

Donaldson, A., Callaghan, A., Bizzini, M., Jowett, A., Keyser, P. & Nicholson, M. (2018) A concept mapping approach to identifying the barriers to implementing an evidence-based sports injury prevention programme. Injury Prevention. Published Online First January 20, 2018: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042639

Belski, R., Donaldson, A., Staley, K., Skiadopoulos, A., Randle, E., O’Halloran, P., Kappelides, P., Teakel, S., Stanley, S. & Nicholson, M. (2017) Brief Education Intervention Increases Nutrition Knowledge and Confidence of Coaches of Junior Australian Football Teams. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Published First Online: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0170

Belski, R., Keenan, S., Skiadopoulos, A., Randle, E., Donaldson, A., O’Halloran, P., Kappelides, P., O’Neil, S., Staley, K. & Nicholson, M. (2017) The Impact of Coaches Providing Healthy Snacks at Junior Sport Training. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41 (6), 561-566.

Sherwood, M., Nicholson, M. & Marjoribanks, T. (2017) Women Working in Sport Media and Public Relations: No Advantage in a Male Dominated World. Communication Research and Practice. Published Online First August 24, 2017: https://doi.org/10.1080/22041451.2017.1365176

Sherwood, M. & Nicholson, M. (2017) Who Controls Sport News? Media Relations and Information Subsidies in Australian Sport Media. Media International Australia, 165 (1), 146-156.

Sherry, E., Schulenkorf, N., Seal, E., Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2017) Sport-for-Development in the South Pacific Region: Macro-, Meso-, and Micro-Perspectives. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34 (4), 303-316.

Kobayashi, T., Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2017). Sport Policy in Vanuatu. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9 (4), 753-765.

Sherwood, M., Nicholson, M. & Marjoribanks, T. (2017) Controlling the Message and the Medium? The Impact of Sport Organisations’ Digital and Social Channels on Media Access. Digital Journalism, 5 (5), 513-531.

Cameron, N., McPherson, L., Atkins, P., Nicholson, M. & Long, M. (2017) Child Athletes and Athletic Objectification. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 41 (3), 175-190.

Sherry, E., Schulenkorf, N., Seal, E., Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2017). Sport-for-Development: Inclusive, Reflexive and Meaningful Research in Low- and Middle-Income Settings. Sport Management Review, 20 (1), 69-80.

McPherson, L., Cameron, N., Atkins, P., Long, M., Nicholson, M., & Morris, M. (2017). Secrecy surrounding the physical abuse of child athletes in Australia. Australian Social Work, 70 (1), 42-53

Sherwood, M., Osborne, A., Nicholson, M. & Sherry, E. (2017). Newswork, news values and audience considerations: Factors that facilitate media coverage of women’s sports. Communication and Sport, 5 (6), 647-668.

Sherwood, M. Nicholson, M. & Marjoribanks, T. (2017). Access, Agenda-Building and Information Subsidies: Media Relations in Professional Sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52 (8), 992-1007.

McPherson, L., Cameron, N., Atkins, P., Long, M., Nicholson, M., & Morris, M. (2017). Children’s Experience of Sport in Australia. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52 (5), 551-569.

Sherry, E., Osborne, A. & Nicholson, M. (2016). Celebrity, Scandal and the Male Athlete: A Sport Media Analysis. European Sport Management Quarterly, 16 (3), 255-273.

Sherry, E., Osborne, A. & Nicholson, M. (2016). Images of Women in Sport Media: A Review. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 74 (7), 299-309.

Osborne, A., Sherry, E. & Nicholson, M. (2016). The Delhi Dilemma: Media Representation of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Sport in Society, 19 (2), 201-217.

Nicholson, M., Sherry, E. & Osborne, A. (2016). Negotiating National Identity through Loss: Australian Newspaper Coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Soccer and Society, 17 (4), 540-554.

Stukas, A., Hoye, R. Nicholson, M. Brown, K. & Aisbett, L. (2016) Motivations to Volunteer and Their Associations with Volunteers’ Well-Being. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45 (1), 112-132.

McPherson, L., Cameron, N., Atkins, P., Long, M., Nicholson, M., & Morris, M. (2016) Children’s Experience of Sport: What Do We Really Know? Australian Social Work, 69 (3), 348-359.

Gallant, D., Sherry, E., & Nicholson, M. (2015). Recreation or rehabilitation? Managing sport for development programs with prison populations. Sport Management Review, 18 (1), 45-56.

Hoye, R., Nicholson, M. & Brown, K. (2015). Involvement in Sport and Social Connectedness. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50 (1), 3-21.

Nicholson, M., Brown, K. & Hoye, R. (2014). Alcohol and Community Football in Australia. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49 (3-4), 294-310.

Nicholson, M., Brown, K. & Hoye, R. (2014). Sport, Community Involvement and Social Support. Sport in Society, 17 (1), 6-22.

Brown, K., Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2014). Generating Trust?: Sport and Community Participation. Journal of Sociology, 50 (4), 437-457.

Sherwood, M. & Nicholson, M. (2013). Web 2.0 Platforms and the Work of Newspaper Sport Journalists. Journalism, 14 (7), 942-959.

Nicholson, M., Brown, K. & Hoye, R. (2013). Sport’s Social Provisions. Sport Management Review, 16, 148-160.

Kobayashi, T., Nicholson, M. & Hoye, R. (2013). Football ‘wantok’: Sport and social capital in Vanuatu. International Review of the Sociology of Sport, 48 (1), 38-53.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2012). Life at the track: Race clubs and social capital. International Review of the Sociology of Sport, 47 (4), 461-474.

Brown, K., Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2012). Self-esteem, self-efficacy and social connectedness as mediators of the relationship between volunteering and well-being. Journal of Social Service Research, 38, 468-483.

Nicholson, M., Zion, L. & Lowden, D. (2011). A profile of Australian sport journalists (revisited). Media International Australia, 140, 84-96.

Nicholson, M., Hoye, R. & Gallant, D. (2011). The Provision of Social Support for Elite Indigenous Athletes in Australian Football. Journal of Sport Management, 25 (2), 131-142.

Finch, C., Gabbe, B., Lloyd, D., Cook, J., Young, W., Nicholson, M., Seward, H., Donaldson, A. & Doyle, T. (2011). Towards a National Sports Safety Strategy – Addressing Facilitators and Barriers Towards Safety Guideline Uptake. Injury Prevention, 17 (3), 1-10.

Zion, L., Spaaij, R. & Nicholson, M. (2011). Sport media and journalism: An introduction. Media International Australia, 140, 80-83.

Hoye, R. & Nicholson, M. (2010). Sport Stadia Governance. Sport Management Review, 13 (2), 171-78.

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.