Professor Murray Drummond


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.12)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Murray Drummond is a Research Professor in Sport, Health and Physical Activity. He is the Leader of the SHAPE Research. His research interests are based around qualitative sport and health research with a particular interest in gender and sports, including women and sport and masculinities and body image. Murray has published widely on issues relating to masculinities and health, gay men's bodies, and prostate cancer among gay men and CALD men. He is regularly invited to present his work nationally and internationally and is a current member of the Women in Sport Taskforce for the SA Government. His current research includes a three significant research projects on girls, women, and LGBTIQ+ community, in sports as well as a longitudinal research project with boys from early childhood through to adolescence investigating issues around masculinities within sport and health.

Murray is currently on the editorial boards of 6 International peer reviewed journals including: Men and Masculinities, The Journal of Men's Studies, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Health Education, International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health and The Journal of Boyhood Studies: An Interdiscpilnary Journal.

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master of Education
  • PhD
Honours, awards and grants


2020 Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Prichard, I., and Drummond, C. Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation - Orama Seed Institute seed funding "It takes a village to raise a child": Developing mental health fitness through community sport ($30,000)

2019 Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Drummond C., & Wadham, B. Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation Grant: Level Playing Field: Young Males, Masculinity and Mental Wellbeing through Sport ($21,367)

2018 Drummond, M.,Drummond. C., Elliott, S., Prichard, I., & Lewis, L. Netball SA/ORS Grant: The Promotion and Engagement of Contemporary Sports for Girls and Young Women: Implications for Participation $57,000 (32,000 + $25,000 Flinders)

2018 Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Drummond. C., Prichard, I., & Lewis, L. Inclusive Sport SA Strategic Grant. LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Sport Practices ($39,485)

2017 Drummond, M., Elliott, S., Drummond, C., Prichard, I., & Lewis, L. Office for Recreation and Sport Strategic Grant and Flinders Innovation Grant. Pathways to Participation for Girls and Women in Sport $55,000 ($30,000 ORS + $25,000 Flinders)

2013 Battersby, M., Richards, D., Bastiampillai, T. & Drummond, M., Beyondblue Community Access Program Training and Support Services. Beyondblue Grant ($1,180,572)

2012 Drummond, M.J.N., Pill, S., Dollman.J., & Norton, K. AFL Grant. SANFL Youth Football Retention Project ($54,000)

2011 Kehler, M., Atkinson, M., Drummond, M., & Gough, B. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. From the sidelines to the locker rooms: Internationalizing Masculinities, Bodies and Body Images ($24,988)

2010 Cobiac, L et al. Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) SA Health consultancy ($4.5mil)

2009 Coveney et al. PANORAMA SA Health consultancy ($1.2mil)

2008 Dollman, J., Ball, K., Olds, T., Drummond, M J., Magarey, A., Sinn, N., Smith, J., Gill, T. & Jarman, L. ARC Linkage Grant: Exploring resilience in relation to physical activity and dietary behaviours among children from neighbourhoods of low socioeconomic position $200,000 ($80,000 ARC+$120,000 South Australia Department of Health)

Key responsibilities

As well as teaching and research my responsibilities to Flinders University and the Physical Education and Health learning area have included and include:

  • Director SHAPE Research Centre
  • College of EPSW Section Research Leader
  • Associate Dean Research (School of Education)
  • Chair of the Flinders University Research Integrity Committee
  • Member of the Flinders University Research Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Flinders University Academic Senate 2011/2012
  • Member Flinders University Promotions Committee
  • EHL Faculty Research Committee
  • EHL Faculty Grants Committee
  • EHL Faculty Post Doctoral Scholar Committee
  • Honours coordinator for the School of Education
  • Honours Coordinator BSHPA degree
  • Postgraduate and Honours supervision
Teaching interests
  • Sociocultural Aspects of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Gender and Sport
  • Men's Health
  • Health Promotion
Topic lecturer
HLPE3530 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
HLPE1551 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Supervisory interests
Body image
Childhood obesity, physical activity and community awareness
Community sport
Food literacy
Gay men's health
Health promotion and education
Men's body image
Men's health and masculinity
School health promotion
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Pedagogy in Swim Coaching (-1), The Nature and Scope of Outdoor Education in Australia (1), Women, consent and Australian male footballers (-1), Food and Nutrition Literacy (-1), Eating Disorders (-1)
Associate supervisor: LGB Sexualities and Disabilities (-1)
Principal supervisor: Children and Body Image (1), Men and Migration (1), Gay Men and Body Image (1), Retired Australian Footballers and Masculinity (1), Parental Involvement in Junior Australian Football, Experiences of Medical Students Learning Physical Examination, Health Education (1), Professional Learning and Professional Develoment in Older PE Teachers (-1), Children and Nutrition Literacy (-1), Girls, Health and Social Media
Expert for media contact
Body image
Body image
Men and eating disorders
Men's health
Sport and masculinity
Sport, health and society
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