What price a life?
Recent reports of death threats to AFL players over failed wagers calls into question – again – the cosy relationship sporting code administrations have with bookmakers.
Booze-soaked sports broadcasting
Footy returns this week, and with it will come an avalanche of alcohol advertising, with little protection for children.
From spit to scrums
Don't spit, change out of your kit at home, and clean match balls. These are just some of the ways sport is changing as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
This (non) sporting life
The significance of sport in society, particularly in the current crisis, runs much deeper than merely supporting your favourite team.
Handle with care
The nature of Aussie rules means players risk injuries to their hands and wrists serious enough to send them to the emergency department.
Why women's sport matters
The popularity of women's sport is soaring, and elite-level competitions are gaining more mainstream traction, which sends a positive message for health and wellbeing, despite the trolls.
Melbourne's wild January weather explained
Hailstorms in summer, and sub-20-degree days closely followed by plus-40-degree days. Is it a harbinger of our changing climate, a response to some major atmospheric unrest, or just a series of unfortunate events?
Paul Strangio reflects on the ‘immense political legacy’ of his friend and former Victorian premier, John Cain.
eSports in schools: Let the games begin
Interest is growing in the possible teaching and learning applications of eSports across all areas of the curriculum.
Shining a light on PCOS
It affects about one in seven women of childbearing age, yet there are no public health campaigns or celebrities raising it as an issue.
In sport, language matters
We need to have conversations about gendered language and its role in fostering prejudice.
Runnin' down a dream
Number-crunching the winning race time for marathon runners can tell us when the men are likely to break the two-hour barrier. But what about the target barrier for women?
Mind over maggot
Anyone for rotten shark? Fried tarantula? When it comes to food choices, one person's disgusting is another's delicacy.
Why the bookies love a grand final
The culmination of the year’s footballing contests gave opportunistic sports betting companies the chance to grow their markets.
A winning combination
Combining sport and study can be a delicate balancing act, but it's reaping rewards, including medals, for many of our athletes.
Low back pain: we're treating it all wrong
Unnecessary treatments, tests and advice to rest are making the problem worse worldwide, when in reality sufferers should simply remain active.
Professor of Media and Communications Studies, and Head of the School of Media, Film and Journalism
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
PhD candidate, Faculty of Arts
Associate professor, politics and international relations
Director, Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital, and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Professor of Behavioural Sciences
Health economist, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Lecturer, Department of Occupational Therapy
Research Fellow, School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Professor, Faculty of Education
Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing