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Aurélie Pankowiak

Research Fellow, Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University

Dr. Aurélie Pankowiak is a research fellow within the Physical Activity and Sport Insights group, within the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University, and adjunct research fellow at Federation University.

Her main research interests lie around the development of inclusive and safe sport sports.

Aurélie is a co-founder of the International Network on Sport Integrity and Violence (IRNOVIS): a funded partnership that brings together leading researchers in the fields of violence against athletes and sport integrity.

Aurélie graduated from her PhD in November 2020 at Victoria University, which investigated national elite Paralympic sport development systems.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Victoria University


  • 2020 
    Victoria University, PhD (National Paralympic sport policy)
  • 2013 
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, MS (Erasmus Mundus Masters in Adapted Physical Activities)
  • 2010 
    Paris Nanterre University, BS (Sport and Exercise Sciences)