Dr Andrew Grainger

Andrew Grainger


Lecturer in Sport Development, Leisure, and Recreation, School of Health Sciences


Dr Andy Grainger is a lecturer in sport development in the School of Health Sciences. His research and teaching focuses on the sociocultural and sociohistorical analysis of sport, physical culture, and physical activity.

Andy's current research explores the intersections of sport policy, sport diplomacy, and the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup, including the myths and realities of major sport event ‘legacy’ and the gender and symbolic politics of the tournament.

Research Interests

  • The politics and political economy of sport and physical culture
  • Sport, physical culture, and gender equality
  • The cultural and geopolitics of sport mega-events
  • Sport, migration, and diasporic citizenship
  • Sport, globalisation, and national identity

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society for Sports History (ASSH)
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Qualifications & Recognition

  • PhD University of Maryland (USA)
  • MPhEd University of Otago (Aotearoa NZ)

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 ‭2 9685 9970
LocationParramatta South Campus