Researcher Receives Vice Chancellor Award

The Sport Inclusion Project's lead researcher of male sport has received the Monash University Vice Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Erik Denison was awarded for his commitment to making sport more inclusive to the Monash community and beyond, particularly for women and gay youth.

The Vice-Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognise students and staff who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash and beyond.

Social justice and inclusion are core to Monash goals and values. Since its foundation this University has striven to foster an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect,” said Monash Vice Chancellor and President Margaret Gardner AO.

Erik played a lead role in the development of an online Team Monash diversity and inclusion audit tool which all sporting clubs must complete.

Erik also conceptualised and developed the now-annual survey of Team Monash athletes measuring behaviour, culture, attitudes, and norms relating to all areas of diversity including gender, cultural minorities, and people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.

Both the Audit Tool and Survey are now being made available, at no charge, to other universities and sporting organisations to use around the world.

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