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  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


  • Centre for Professional Legal Education Faculty of Law, Bond University 14 University Drive ROBINA QLD 4226


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Sports Law Regulation and Governance


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Personal profile

Research interests


My research interests focus on the interaction of law, sport and regulation by conceptualising the role of regulation in responding to sport-related concerns. My doctoral studies examined the regulatory and legal frameworks around sport-related concussion and evaluated the effectiveness of current regulatory approaches in Australia. Expert supervision by regulatory and legal scholars enabled me to adopt a broader regulatory lens, recognising the polycentric nature of the domain and the broader societal context to support private and public engagement.


Other research interests include embedding principles of diversity of thought and effective representative voices in sports regulation and governance; regulating sport-related violence and the duty of care, and emerging challenges in regulating eSport.



Recent publications include book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and legal commentary on the regulatory, governance and ethical perspectives in respect of sport-related concussion and sport-related violence.  


Research Projects

I am currently working on several international research projects, including an interdisciplinary youth concussion research project (Doherty et al.); a cross-jurisdictional legal review on the duty of care of team doctors in sport-related concussion (Grey) and a multi-disciplinary collaboration evaluating effective athlete representation in sports governance (Kihl et al.)


Impact and Engagement

I regularly engage with the legal profession as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and combine both practical and academic perspectives, recognising the importance of pragmatic solutions to sport-related challenges.


I am a member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association, the Queensland Law Society and the Law Institute of Victoria.


To promote and enhance research and scholarship in the field, I am General Editor of the Bond University Sports Law eJournal, co-director of the Centre for Commercial Law, and member of the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Bond Law Research Management Group.  


I co-convene the annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Sport, designing informative and interdisciplinary academic programs on a range of contemporary sport-related topics to disseminate and translate research.


Statement for HDR students

I am available to supervise HDR students in the areas of Sports Law, Regulatory Theory, Regulation and Contemporary Issues in Law and Society.

My research philosophy is aligned with translating research outcomes in a real and practical sense. I encourage HDR students to identify publically-stated commitments by governments and other actors that support and sustain research projects and create opportunities for impact and engagement. 

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Monash University

Award Date: 6 Mar 2019

Law, Master of Laws

Award Date: 21 May 2008

Law, Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology

External positions

Board Member, Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association

Oct 2019 → …

Founding Board Member, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

… → Dec 2019

Deputy Chair, Lymphoma Australia

… → Dec 2019

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Research Output

Regulating unsanctioned violence in Australian sport: time for a Vamplew 2.0?

Greenhow, A. & Raj, M., 2 Jun 2020, In : Sport in Society. 23, 6, p. 1063-1079 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Submission in response to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019

    Greenhow, A., 17 Jan 2020, 9 p. Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs.

    Research output: Other contributionSubmission to governmentResearch

    Open Access
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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (or Exclusion) in Sport: A Review of the Caster Semenya Case

    Greenhow, A. & Weinert, K., 31 Dec 2019, In : Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity. 7, 2, p. 48-74 26 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Is the National Rugby League legally liable for the long-term impacts of concussions?

    Greenhow, A., 9 Jul 2019, In : The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

    Open Access
  • Regulating Sport-Related Concussion: Taking Steps Towards a Public-Private Partnership

    Greenhow, A., Jun 2019, In : Play by the Rules. 29, p. 10-11 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMagazine ArticleProfessional

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Submission in response to the Development of a National Sports Plan in Australia

    Annette Greenhow (Reviewer)


    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesCitation

    Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (External organisation)

    Annette Greenhow (Member)

    2011 → …

    Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

    Drugs in Sport: Origins, Rights and Outcomes

    Annette Greenhow (Speaker)

    2011 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    British Association of Sports Law (External organisation)

    Annette Greenhow (Member)


    Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

    Queensland Law Society (External organisation)

    Annette Greenhow (Member)

    1992 → …

    Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships