Sarah Harris

B Prev Hlth, BExSc

  • Biography

    Sarah graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Preventive Health and Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2010.  After spending time travelling and working in the sport and recreation field, she returned to study in 2014.

    Sarah is an active member of Sports Medicine Australia and regularly assists with delivering community information sessions and training particular in the areas of concussion and injury management. Currently she is a sessional tutor in the School of Health Science at Notre Dame.

    Sarah has always had an interest in a range of contact sports from Australian Rules, to basketball and rugby, but it has been through her involvement as a sports trainer at the West Australian Football League (WAFL) level for eight years that lead to the focus for her research. Sarah and her supervisors developed and piloted an anonymous self-report injury tool (WAFL Injury Report Survey [WIRS]) to capture fortnightly incidence of injury and post-concussion symptoms in senior WAFL players. In 2015 her Masters was transferred to a PhD, where she plans to continue to explore the incidence and relationships between concussion, injury, risk taking propensity and emotional wellbeing in WAFL players.

    PhD thesis title: Worth the risk: Exploring the relationship between risk taking predisposition, concussion, injuries, emotional well-being in WAFL players.

    Supervisors: A/Prof Fiona Farringdon,  Dr Fleur McIntyer, Dr Paola Chivers, Mr Ben Piggott
    Enrolled part-time through the School of Health Science