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Professor Clare Hanlon

Susan Alberti Women in Sport Chair, Victoria University;
Australian Women in Sport Advisory Group Chair

Known for her pursuit of evidence, advocacy, and impact to build community capacity that breaks down barriers and increases opportunities for women and girls as leaders and players in sport.

Clare is passionate to translate research and provide advice to international, national and state organisations including: co-led a national roadmap to assist organisations build capacity to embrace women and girls in sport, and a national policy framework for women in sport; created a high level women in sport strategy for Sport Australia; member on the Victorian Ministerial Inquiry for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation; and advisor for three State/Territory Governments on infrastructure and systems to encourage women and girls in sport. Clare co-initiated projects in South East Asia to build capacity of sport organisations to empower women as leaders.

In recognition of creating change, Clare was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll (2018), recognised as a Change our Game role model by the Victorian Minister for Sport (2016) and a chapter was dedicated to her in the book Oceania inspirational women: Making a difference in physical education, sport and dance.

Clare is Director of Gymnastics Australia, Director of the Oceania Gymnastic Union, and a member on the VicHealth Physical Activity Taskforce.