Mrs Sarah Crossman

Casual Professional

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park (2.05)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Sarah is a PhD student interested in understanding the sport involvement pathways of adults and the social-ecological influences surrounding participation. Her study will use a mixed-methods research approach to identify which aspects of social ecology play a role in the distinct pathways of adults to sport.

Sarah currently works as a Research Assistant in the Sport, Health, Activity, Performance and Exercise (SHAPE) Research Centre. She has both quantitative and qualitative research skills having designed and administered online surveys and interviews with young people, adults, and key sporting club stakeholders to better understand how sporting clubs support young people’s mental health. She has analytical experience with SPSS and has performed detailed thematic analyses of interview data.

Sarah has previous expertise in the spatial and environmental sciences with over 20 years of technical, communication and leadership experience. She has designed, led and delivered client-driven spatial data projects and quantitative data analyses, including preparation of high-quality written project reports and preparation of detailed budgets and timeframes.


Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours 1A)

Professional Certificate in Social and Digital Media Management

Certificate III in Fitness

Honours, awards and grants
  • Young Spatial Professional of the Year in the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards 2007
  • Young Spatial Professional of the Year in the South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards 2007
Key responsibilities
  • Conduct quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews and focus groups, and data analysis to support academic research and journal publications.
  • Engage with State Sporting Organisations, sporting clubs, peak bodies, policy makers, academics, young people, coaches and club administrators.