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Research interests

Dr. Sheree Bekker is an applied health researcher, with a primary focus on injury prevention and safeguarding in sport settings. Her research is underpinned by social complexity theory, ​​and informs the theorising, development, implementation, and evaluation of injury prevention and safeguarding interventions, policy, rules, and regulations. She also has an interest in sex and gender in health research.

Member: Sport Injury Prevention at Bath group

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Federation University

External positions

Researcher, Complex System Approach in Sport and Health group

2018 → …

Social Media Editor, The BMJ

2016 → …


  • Complexity
  • Injury Prevention
  • Safety Promotion
  • Safeguarding
  • Sport
  • Qualitative
  • Implementation
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Safety
  • Harassment and Abuse

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Research Output 2014 2019

15 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)

Bringing complexity to sports injury prevention research: from simplification to explanation

Bekker, S. & Clark, A. M., Dec 2016, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 50, 24, p. 1489-1490 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Too much information? A document analysis of sport safety resources from key organisations

Bekker, S. & Finch, C. F., 1 Jun 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 5, p. e010877

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)
53 Downloads (Pure)

The translation of sports injury prevention and safety promotion knowledge: insights from key intermediary organisations

Bekker, S., Paliadelis, P. & Finch, C. F., 28 Mar 2017, In : Health Research Policy and Systems. 15, 1, p. 25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Athletic Injuries
Translational Medical Research
2 Downloads (Pure)

The fallacy of amelioration: Thinking through Knowledge Translation in sport and exercise medicine

Bekker, S., Paliadelis, P. & Finch, C. F., 31 Jul 2018, In : Translational Sports Medicine. 1, 4, p. 166-171 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

The efficacy of an iterative "sequence of prevention" approach to injury prevention by a multidisciplinary team in professional rugby union

Tee, J. C., Bekker, S., Collins, R., Klingbiel, J., van Rooyen, I., van Wyk, D., Till, K. & Jones, B., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 21, 9, p. 899-904 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Professional Practice
Physical Therapists