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ARC DECRA Fellow, The University of Queensland

Rebecca Olive is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland, where she researches recreational and nature-based lifestyle sports and physical activities. Her ARC DECRA project, 'Moving Oceans', focuses on how participation in ocean sports orients participants' knowledges and ethics in relation to ocean and coastal ecologies. Her work uses ethnographic methods, including participation and interviews, and includes online spaces, such as Instagram and Facebook.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2013 
    The University of Queensland, PhD (Cultural Studies)
  • 2006 
    Southern Cross University , BArts (Hons)
  • 2003 
    The University of Sydney, BArts