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Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Dr Marion Stell is a historian who investigates the social and cultural history of sport. She is the author of a number of popular books including the classic 'Half the Race: A History of Australian Women and Sport'; and 'Pam Burridge', a biography of the world champion surfer; 'Girls in Sport: Swimming'; and 'Girls in Sport: Soccer'. She is the co-author of 'Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s'.
She was the foundation curator of the permanent exhibition 'Sportex' at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra; and the 'Eternity' and 'Women with Attitude' exhibitions at the National Museum. She has been a member of Football Australia's Panel of Historians since 2012.
Her latest book is 'The Bodyline Fix: How Women Saved Cricket', UQP, 2022.


  • –present
    Honorary senior fellow, The University of Queensland