Media alert: Beijing Winter Olympics

La Trobe University has academic experts, available to talk to the media about topics related to the Beijing Winter Olympics. Media are welcome to contact the following La Trobe academics directly.


Beijing Olympics boycott, China relations, How China is managing politics during the Winter Olympics

  • Dr Bec Strating, Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations and Director of La Trobe Asia Email:
  • Professor Nick Bisley, Dean and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations Email:
  • Professor James Leibold, Head of Department of Politics

How China is managing COVID during the Winter Olympics

  • Professor Vivian Lin, Adjunct Fellow La Trobe Asia
  • Professor George Liu, Director of China Health Program
    Email: M: 03 9479 1715

Sports diplomacy in China, international sports diplomacy

  • Associate Professor Geoff Dickson, Sports Management
    Email: M: 0475 776 029

Climatic issues for the Winter Olympics, impact of climate change on sport

  • Dr Greg Dingle, Sports Management
    Email: M: 0416 200 833


How do athletes cope with extreme cold, preparing to compete in a cold climate, post-exercise recovery, training in high altitude environments, nutrition for winter sports

  • Dr Andrew Govus, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
    Email: M: 0401 087 217

Prevention and management of pain and early-onset osteoarthritis after sports-related injuries

  • Professor Kay Crossley, La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
    Email: M: 0411 055 738

Performance analysis and enhancement, high-performance sport

  • Professor Paul Gastin, Head of Sports and Exercise Science

Travelling with athletes, guiding them through injury management, keeping athletes healthy from a musculoskeletal perspective

  • Dr Andrea Mosler, Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
    Email: M: 0417 290 558

Training and performance in elite team sports, improving performance and athlete management, female athletes

  • Dr Anthea Clarke, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science