Dr Erica

Dr Erica Randle

Research Fellow

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Department of Management, Sport and Tourism

Donald Whitehead 413, 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 engaging non-traditional markets in sport, the capacity and management of sport organisations to design and deliver programs, increasing physical actvitiy through sport participation, creating healthy environments at sporting clubs, sport policy, program evaluation and the social value of sport and recreation. Across 2016/17, Erica spent time travelling Australia interviewing 12 - 17 year olds who were disengaged from sport and through the Australian Sports Commission Youth Partioipation Project, worked with eight NSOs to develop programs to better engage these students. She is currently leading the research on how the Australian Sports Commission Physical Literacy Standard can by applied across the sport, education and health sectors. 

Research specialisation

- Sport development

- Sport Management

Recent publications

Randle, E (2016) Are National Parks 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








  • 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).