Board Profile – Emma Sherry


Professor Emma Sherry


Board Director

Emma is a member of the Fitzroy Tennis Club and a ANZ Tennis Hot Shots mum


Associate Professor, Deputy Chair Management and Marketing – Swinburne University (2017 – current)
Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer (Sport Management) – La Trobe University (2009 – 2017)
Director – Vicsport (2012-2017)

Emma works with the sport sector to research sport for development and social change. Her current research interests include community development through sport activities, undertaking a broad range of research projects with national and regional sport organisations in Australia and Oceania, including Netball Australia, National Rugby League, Australian Football League, Tennis Australia, Netball Victoria, and Hockey Victoria. Emma is currently consulting with Victorian Government to develop design principles and guidelines for gender equality and primary prevention in the sport sector.

Other recent research has included access and equity in sport participation, sport in correctional facilities, and sport and recreation for at-risk and marginalised communities.

Outside of her academic career, Emma has worked in roles in the area of sport facility and event management and recreation management within the local government and university sport sectors. 


  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Melbourne
  • Masters of Business (Sport Management) – Deakin University
  • PhD – Deakin University. PhD studies investigated conflict of interest in the Australian Football League.
    Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.