2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Sport

Sports women cheering

Wellbeing in Sport: A Multitude of Perspectives

The Interdisciplinary Colloquium is an annual event which has run for the past 8 years through the Centre for Commercial Law at Bond University.

Scholars, industry representatives and students attend from a range of disciplines to discuss sport-related topics. It is truly interdisciplinary and has resulted in the formation of many research groups, collaborations and networks being established.

Through the generous support of the Bond University Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Bond Business School, Faculty of Society and Design, Faculty of Health Science and Medicine and Office of Research Services, Bond University will once again be host to the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Sport ‘Wellbeing in Sport: A Multitude of Perspectives' in 2019.

A keynote presentation by Professor Betsy Grey from Arizona State University on ‘The Duty of Care in Sport: Athlete Wellbeing and Legal Considerations’ addresses the importance of wellbeing in sport. A variety of perspectives, including athlete and participant wellbeing, mental health and wellbeing, governance and integrity, and retirement and sport development pathways will also be addressed.

Call for papers

Abstracts of approximately 250 words welcome on various themes including:

  • Athlete and participant wellbeing
  • Mental Health and wellbeing
  • Duty of care, governance and integrity considerations for wellbeing
  • Athlete retirement and wellbeing
  • Integrating wellbeing in sport development pathways

Submit your paper

Deadline for all abstracts: 11 January 2019.

Abstract acceptance notification will be provided by 18 January 2019. 
Preliminary program will be released on 28 January 2019.
Eligible papers will be invited for peer review and publication.


Thursday, 14 February | 5.00pm to 7.00pm | Welcome Reception and Industry Cocktail Function
Friday, 15 February | 8.30am to 6.30pm | Colloquium


Bond University, 14 University Drive, Robina, Gold Coast, Australia
Directions to the Bond University campus.


Registration fee of $125.00 includes all presentations, note pad and pen plus the following meals:

  • Thursday evening welcome reception | 2 hour canape and beverage package
  • Friday Colloquium | arrival tea & coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, colloquium closing cocktail reception

Register today

Presented by the Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law and Bond Business School.