Dr Clare Hanlon,
Professor and Susan Alberti Women in Sport Chair, Victoria University
Clare is passionate to create ‘no boundaries’ for girls and women in sport. In her pursuit Clare translates research into practice and provides advice to international through to local organisations to build community capacity that breaks down barriers and increases opportunities for women and girls as leaders and players in sport. Her global collaboration includes working with colleagues in countries including Canada, USA, South East Asia and the Pacific. Clare has pushed the boundaries for sport uniforms for girls and women, co-led a national road-map to assist organisations build capacity to embrace women and girls in sport and a national policy framework for women in sport; created a high level women in sport strategy for Sport Australia; was a member on the Victorian Ministerial Inquiry for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation; and advisor for three State/Territory Governments on infrastructure and systems to encourage women and girls in sport.
In recognition of creating change, Clare was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honor Roll (2018), recognized as a Change our Game role model by the Victorian Minister for Sport (2016) and a chapter was dedicated to her in the book Oceania inspirational women: Making a difference in physical education, sport and dance (2016).
Currently Clare is a Director on the Oceania Gymnastics Union; a member on the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Council of Auscycling; and Co-Founder Musical Moments Trust in support with Challenge to help children with cancer. In the last couple of years Clare stood down from her roles as Director of Gymnastics Australia and Chair of the Australian Women in Sport Advisory Group.
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