• 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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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

Law, Master of Laws

Law, Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology

External positions

Board Member, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

Deputy Chair, Lymphoma Australia

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Sports Social Sciences
athlete Social Sciences
contract terms Social Sciences
drug Social Sciences
Football Medicine & Life Sciences
charter Social Sciences
sanction Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2019

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

Greenhow, A. & Raj, M., 10 Oct 2019, In : Sport in Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social desirability
criminal law

A knock to the head

Greenhow, A., 3 Apr 2018, In : Law Institute Journal (LIJ). April, p. 22-25 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueResearchpeer-review


A knock to the head: Courts Likely to Consider Sport-Related Concussion

Greenhow, A., Oct 2018, In : Proctor. 38, 9, p. 14-17 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMagazine ArticleResearch


Head injuries and concussion issues

Greenhow, A. & Gowthorp, L., 2017, Critical Issues in Global Sport Management. Schulenkorf, N. & Frawley, S. (eds.). Oxon : Routledge, p. 93-111 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


Regulator-watching: A typology of regulatory methods adopted by sports governing bodies in concussion management

Greenhow, A., Jun 2017, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51, 11, p. 70 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearch

Risk Reduction Behavior

Activities 1992 2019

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

Annette Greenhow (Reviewer)

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesCitation

Concussion in Sport: A Contextual Analysis

Annette Greenhow (Speaker)
Sep 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

British Association of Sports Law (External organisation)

Annette Greenhow (Member)

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

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