Monash University

Stand Up Events has partnered with Monash University to conduct world-first research into the best approaches to change homophobic behaviour in youth sport. Over the next year, we will work with Monash to develop and test the effectiveness of preventative programs and then proactively share the results with others around the world.

Stand Up Events will work directly with experts from three departments at Monash, including the Director of the Behaviour Science Laboratory, as well as researchers in the School of Education, and the University’s behaviour institute, BehaviourWorks. Nearly a dozen researchers from across Monash will also contribute to the project.

Stand Up Events will also receive guidance from experts in other countries, through Monash’s global network. This includes researchers at Penn State University and the University of Warwick (UK).

About the Research

This research is a direct response to a social and sport industry need. Sporting organisations around the world, including the AFL, have made public commitments to eliminate homophobia from their sport. Until now, there has been little research into the best way to do this.

This will be the first time that preventative programs are developed and then tested for effectiveness in changing homophobic behaviour. Stand Up Events is excited to be able to help solve this important problem at home and around the world.

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