2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

From Pool to Podium: Griffith’s Head Swim Coach guiding Star Swimmer

Renowned coach Michael Bohl and multi gold medalist Kaylee McKeown reflect on an incredible year of swimming success.
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Global growth for GAPS programme creates pathways for Asia-Pacific athletes

Demonstrated success is driving the global expansion of Griffith's successful GAPS programme.
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Corporate

Griffith embarking on plan to recruit 100 new academics

As Griffith prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2025, the institution is looking ahead with an ambitious plan to recruit 100 new academics.
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Griffith seals landmark partnership with Oceania Paralympic Committee

The Oceania Paralympic Committee (OPC) is building on a powerhouse partnership with Griffith University in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, taking up head office residency at the Gold Coast campus. Emphasising the shared commitment to excellence, innovation and community engagement, a memorandum of understanding was officiated at Griffith’s Nathan Campus […]
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Griffith backs progress for para-athletes in the Pacific with first visit to Palau

Griffith University’s Director of Games Engagement and Partnerships, Dr Caroline Riot, has recently returned from a trip to “pristine” Palau in the western Pacific, having been invited to support the program delivery of a Paralympic committee. The highly positive engagement with Palau shows Griffith’s commitment to delivering on inclusion, diversity, equity and sporting excellence within […]
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Meet the Griffith researcher carving for change

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. For Dr Indigo Willing, that volition saw her take up skateboarding at age 41 and just recently, co-present at the International Stoke Sessions Conference on Surfing and Skateboarding in San Diego USA for which Tony Hawke was keynote. Bringing new ideas center-stage, Dr Willing, who is a Research […]
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Griffith Uni and Swimming Australia dive into mega off-water partnership

A long-term partnership between Griffith University and Swimming Australia is set to have a major impact on legacy, sustainability and inclusion programs in and out of the pool. The new collaboration prioritises opportunities for athletes from grassroots to elite levels, advances in education and research as well as community-centric programs. Griffith University Vice Chancellor and […]
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Revolutionising ACL research and recovery for female athletes will be Bourne’s legacy

For a professional athlete, an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is not just a painful blow to the knee, but often their career and quality of life. Despite much of the research around ACL tear being male-centric, Dr Matthew Bourne from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland said ACL ruptures occur 3-6 times more frequently in […]
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Griffith on the mark for ‘Step Up Oceania’ 2032 Olympic Committee meet

Griffith University is solidifying itself as a 2032 legacy leader following exceptional representation and involvement at the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) conference last month. The annual event invited key stakeholders from the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia to explore key issues, best practice, and the latest innovations across high performance, coaching, sport science, […]
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Griffith athlete goes for (more) gold at World Para Championships

First-year criminology student and Griffith athlete Katja Dedekind has been selected to compete at the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships after sweeping success at this month’s National Swimming titles on the Gold Coast. Katja’s prosperous efforts in the pool saw her secure three gold medals and a spot in the Dolphins national swim team alongside […]
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Promising leap for female athletes as AIS announces Griffith research lead

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has announced Griffith University’s Associate Professor Clare Minahan will lead the Female Performance & Health Initiative (FPHI) in not one, but two major research groups working to optimise performance in female athletes. Associate Professor Minahan (School of Health Sciences and Social Work) has established the Operations and Advisory Research […]
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17 Partnerships for the Goals

Three Griffith academics ranked as top female sport innovators

Three of Griffith University’s academics are kicking goals after being named in the top 100 female sports innovators in the country, a testament to their work in the sporting arena.
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No barriers for students with disability at Griffith University

Access to education is vital to success and Griffith University is making sure students with disability have access to quality, higher education and benefit from a strategic commitment to inclusion through Griffith’s Disability Action and Inclusion Plan. This year, enrolments for students with a disability increased by almost 35%, and students identifying that they have […]
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ADaPT

Paralympic basketballer joins Griffith academics 

As captain of Australia’s National Wheelchair Basketball team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Georgia Munro-Cook saw first-hand how inequalities can aggregate, manifesting in unfair outcomes that cut across gender and ability. She is now putting that understanding into practice by being appointed a Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Inclusive Futures: Reimagining Disabilities Beacon. “I’m passionate […]
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Disability and Rehabilitation

Thinktank to increase disability access to sport, recreation and tourism

Griffith's Inclusivity in Play Pitch Festival convened close to 100 experts from a variety of knowledge backgrounds to co-create solutions that will increase participation and access to sport, recreation and tourism for Queenslanders with disability.
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Griffith Sports College

Sports night of nights for Griffith elite at Blues Awards

The water sports dominated the Griffith University Sports Blues Awards with swimming champion Zac Stubblety-Cook and world champion paddler Jess Fox jointly taking out the Most Outstanding Sporting Achievement of 2022 award.
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2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Griffith’s Gold Coast campus to host key talks on paralympic sport

Focusing on the sustainability of ParaSport within the Pacific region and developing the skills of para-athletes will be a key focus of the Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Network being hosted at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus from 17-19 September. The three-day strategic workshop will see key stakeholders come together including the Vice President and Board […]
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Business and government

Daniel Gschwind a gift for Griffith tourism

Queensland tourism heavyweight Daniel Gschwind has joined Griffith Institute for Tourism as a Professor of Practice.
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