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Dr Kasey Symons

Research Fellow
  • Sport Innovation Research Group


Kasey Symons is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University working within the Sport Innovation Research Group. Kasey works across projects specialising in sport for development and sport and social impact. Kasey has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) and PhD at Victoria University. Kasey's creative PhD thesis investigated experiences of female fans of elite men's sport through the lens of gender bias and performance.

Kasey’s current research interests include community development through sport, undertaking a broad range of research projects with national and regional sport organisations in Australia including the Victorian Government, National Rugby League and Australian Football League. Other recent research has included access and equity in sport participation, sport and recreation for at-risk and marginalised communities, sport marketing and fan enagement and representation of women in sport in literature and popular culture. Kasey is also the media manager for the North American based Sport Literature Association.

Outside of her academic career, Kasey has worked in Australian Rules football administration across several AFL clubs and AFL Head Office in marketing and communications. Kasey also frequently works in the media covering, predominantly women's sport and is a co-founder of the women in sport collective, Siren Sport. Kasey is also a Director of the Fitzroy Football Club who compete in the VAFA.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Also published as: Symons, Kasey; Symons, K.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Investigating the lived experiences of rural women involved in the football-netball club environment. *; Change Our Game Research Grants Program
  • 2022: PREVENTING VIOLENCE THROUGH SPORT PROGRAM *; Merri Community Health Services - Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Women & Girls ? Monitoring & Evaluation *; Tennis Australia
  • 2021: AFL Indigenous Girls Youth Mentoring Program *; Australian Football League
  • 2020: AFL Youth Mentoring Pilot Program *; Australian Football League

* Chief Investigator

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