About The La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

We are a leading collaborative centre for sport and exercise medicine research.

Our research impacts on policy, clinical practice, activity participation, and health and well-being both here in Australia and internationally.

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre strongly advocates sport and exercise medicine, physical activity, health and well-being for all. We are determined to translate our research findings to key stake holders including the international research community, health practitioners, and the general public.

Our mission

  • Conduct world-class research in sport and exercise medicine
  • Disseminate sport and exercise medicine research
  • Foster sport and exercise medicine research training at La Trobe University
  • Translate sport and exercise medicine research into policy
  • Develop an international profile through collaboration and exchange

Stakeholder and industry involvement

Our research may influence the behaviour, change the practice, or impact the policy of our stakeholders.

Stakeholders can include:

  • government agencies
  • healthcare and academic centres
  • quality improvement organisations
  • relevant commercial companies
  • professional societies and the members they represent
  • people affected by the condition (as individuals and collectively in consumer groups). Please view our Consumer and community involvement page for more information.

Below are all our industry and other stakeholders:

  • Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
  • Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS)
  • Medibank Health Fund
  • Australian Football League (AFL)
  • Australian Football League Womens (AFLW)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Australiasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)
  • VALD Performance
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre


Our internationally renowned research team provides excellent research training and mentoring for researchers at all stages of their research career. Read more about our research projects.