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Visiting Fellow, La Trobe University

Professor Bob Stewart has been teaching and researching the field of sport management and sport policy for more than fifteen years. He came to the sports studies field with a strong interest in the commercial and sociological development of Australian-rules football, and since then has critically reviewed its progress. He co-authored A National Game: The History of Australian Rules Football, published by Penguin Viking in 2008, edited The Games are Not the Same: The Political Economy of Football in Australia, published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2007, and co-wrote More than a Game, published by Melbourne University Publishing in 1998. Bob has also co-authored textbooks on sport management and sport policy under the publishing banners of Routledge from 2005 to 2015, and Allen & Unwin in 1999. Bob also published the book Rethinking drug use in sport: why the war will never be won.

Bob’s areas of expertise are neoliberalism & hyper-modernism, and how they shape the practice and regulation of contemporary sport.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Victoria University
  • –present
    Affiliate, Institute for Sport, Exercise and Active Living


  • 1994 
    LaTrobe University, PhD
  • 1988 
    Monash University, Master of Arts (MA)
  • 1979 
    Monash University, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 1970 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Economics