Surf Life Saving (SLS) is focused on exploring statistical and analytical data to support development of education, technology, communications and operations to reduce coastal drowning deaths in Australia.
Although SLS has been conducting research for many years, 2010 was the birth of a dedicated and thorough research program. The SLS Research Scheme was introduced to adopt rigour into research project design and provide funding for targeted and priority research projects.
Over the past few years, SLS has been working on two main research projects focused on rip current safety issues, and has just embarked on a new project, “Attributing the Social Contribution of Surf Life Saving Australia: Valuing the Social Capital of an Iconic Institution”. Details on these projects can be found in the Research Projects section in the menu below. For more information about research at Surf Life Saving Australia, please contact Dr Shauna Sherker at email@example.com.
Research Advisory Committee
The Research Advisory Committee consists of a number of esteemed researchers from a range of research disciplines in each State, and the engagement of the SLS National Research Manager and Research Assistant. This committee will facilitate the expansion and coordination of SLSA research activities, to underpin SLSA’s philosophy of evidence-based practice and innovation. The committee is:
|Norm Farmer ESM (Chair)||Surf Life Saving Australia|
|Professor Ann Williamson||University of NSW|
|Dr Bernadette Matthews||Life Saving Victoria|
|Professor Andrew Short OAM||University of Sydney|
|Dr Sophie Pointer||Flinders University|
|Dr Melissa Edwards||University of Technology Sydney|
|Belinda Fleay||Surf Life Saving Western Australia|
|Wade Sinclair||James Cook University|
|Dr. Dean Dudley||Charles Sturt University|
|Dr Shauna Sherker||Surf Life Saving Australia|
|Barbara Brighton||Surf Life Saving Australia|
For more information about research at Surf Life Saving Australia, please contact Dr Shauna Sherker on firstname.lastname@example.org.