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Lecturer in Sport Development, Western Sydney University

Dr. Katherine Raw is a Lecturer in Sport Development at Western Sydney University. Her research focuses upon the use and management of sport as a vehicle to foster a variety of community outcomes, including social cohesion, gender equity, inclusion, health, prevention of domestic violence, and diplomacy. After six years of researching sport for development, her work has been conducted in partnership with a number of organisations, including Tennis Australia, the National Rugby League, Netball Australia, North Melbourne Football Club, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Katherine’s fieldwork has been conducted across a range of locations both locally and internationally, some of which include Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, and East Timor.


  • 2019–present
    Dr, Western Sydney University