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Pamm Phillips

Professor, Deakin University

Pamm Phillips is a professor and program director for the Sport Management Program in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Her research is focused on volunteers (including referees) and sport development.

She publishes in highly ranked sport journals, is an editor of leading textbooks in sport management and sport development, and a member of the editorial board for leading journals in the field including Journal of Sport Management and Sport Management Review.

Pamm has led a longitudinal research agenda for the Australian Football League (AFL), evaluating their Junior Match Policy from 2012. This research has resulted in change of national policy for the management and practice of junior AFL and influenced the conduct of the professional women’s league. It has enhanced the delivery of the sport for more than 75,000 volunteer managers (coaches, referees/umpires, and managers); enhanced the participation experience for nearly 700,000 participants and provided the foundation for the delivery of Junior AFL policy that will facilitate girls to thrive in the sport.