SMAANZ HDR Hour - Friday March 25th, 2022, 2pm AEDT

We would love for you and/or your students to join us at our second SMAANZ HDR Hour event for 2022,  Friday, March 25th, at 2 pm AEDT.  It is FREE for anyone who registers to attend.

PhD Pathways: Beyond Academia – exploring how to use your PhD to build industry careers.

We have now finalised our panel, and look forward to hearing from Chelsey Taylor, Matthew Lamont, Joesph Nolan and Dan Pelchen discussing how completing a PhD within sport management has led to industry-based careers and opportunities that extend beyond traditional academic roles, and the journey of past PhD students on integrating their PhD into industry work.

Further details including panel information, RSVP and access information are detailed below.  Alternatively, you can RSVP to join the event here.


Chelsey Taylor
Chelsey is in the final year of her PhD partnered with AFL and works full time as a “pracademic” with Oceania Football Confederation as the Social Responsibility Impact Manager. In this role she manages the research, measurement, evaluation and impact across Football throughout the Oceania region. This role is actively using and building on theoretical frameworks from within the Sport For Development literature, and linking research to clear practical outcomes.

Dr Dan Pelchen

Dan is a performance data analyst who specialises in Talent ID. He completed his PhD in Human Resource Analytics at Deakin University. Dan has previously worked for Collingwood Football Club and Chelsea Football Club. He now consults to a number of football clubs and leagues across Australia, the UK and Europe. Dan’s work is focused on developing accessible data analytics that can be used in an intuitive way by front-line decision-makers toward athlete and team profiling. 

Joesph Nolan

After completing his undergraduate degree in Business in 2015 (majoring in Sport Management and Marketing), Joseph undertook an Honours project in partnership with the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) where he was awarded the Griffith University Medal for excellence in research. Now in the final year of his PhD, which has explored stakeholder relationships in sport, Joseph has continued to work closely with the QAS as both a consultant and intern where he has been able to apply his research and management skills in an industry setting. 

Dr Matthew Lamont

Dr Matthew Lamont is a Research Fellow in the Australian Gambling Research Centre at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Matthew's research applies a broad social sciences lens to leisure participation and extends into corporate social responsibility issues in sport.


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