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Research Biography

Murray Drummond is a Research Professor in Sport, Health and Physical Activity. He is the Director of the SHAPE Research Centre. His research interests are based around qualitative sport and health research with a particular interest in gender and sports, including women and sport and masculinities and body image. Murray has published widely on issues relating to masculinities and health, gay men's bodies, and prostate cancer among gay men and CALD men. He is regularly invited to present his work nationally and internationally. His current research includes a three significant research projects on girls, women, and LGBTIQ+ community, in sports as well as a longitudinal research project with boys from early childhood through to adolescence investigating issues around masculinities within sport and health.

Murray is currently on the editorial boards of 5 International peer reviewed journals including: Men and Masculinities, The Journal of Men's Studies, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health and The Journal of Boyhood Studies: An Interdiscpilnary Journal

Research Interests

  • Body Image and Health Promotion
  • Men's Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • The Social Construction of Masculinity in Sports
  • The Social Construction of Gender and Physical Activity
  • Equity and Diversity in Sports
  • Children and Physical Activity
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Children and Body Image (1)
  • Gay Men and Body Image (1)
  • Health Education (1)
  • Men and Migration (1)
  • Retired Australian Footballers and Masculinity (1)
  • Experiences of Medical Students Learning Physical Examination
  • Girls, Health and Social Media
  • Parental Involvement in Junior Australian Football
  • Children and Nutrition Literacy
  • Professional Learning and Professional Develoment in Older PE Teachers


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Education
  • Public health
  • Sociology

Supervisory Interests

  • Men's health and masculinity
  • Body image
  • Health promotion and education
  • Men's body image
  • Community sport
  • School health promotion
  • Childhood obesity, physical activity and community awareness
  • Gay men's health
  • Food literacy


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