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Debbie Hindley

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Background information and interests

Community and public relations strategist and convenor of the Tackling Sport hub.

Dr Debbie Hindley was Research Fellow for the Centre for Advanced Consumer Research at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Law in 2007-2008.

Debbie's PhD thesis In the Outer — Not on the Outer: Women and Australian Rules Football was passed in 2006 and supervised by Professor Tara Brabazon at Murdoch University. The thesis examined the relationship between Australian Rules football and women and established the significance of women's contribution to Australian football through professional, volunteer and supporter activities. In 2008 it was published by VDM.

Debbie has been a consultant to the Western Australian Football Commission, West Coast Eagles and Therapy Focus Inc.

Read recently
Birds Without Wings,Louis de Bernieres; The Brooklyn Follies, Paul Auster; Breath, Tim Winton; People of the Book,Geraldine Brooks; No Free Kicks, Eric Hedley Hayward; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,Paul Torday; Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam, Lauren Liebenberg; My Invented Country — A Memoir, Isabel Allende; Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky; On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan; Silk, Alexandro Baricco; The Road, Cormac McCarthy; Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner

Viewed recently
Mamma Mia; Married Life; The Painted Veil; Mongol; Iron Man; Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Sweeney Todd; Death at a Funeral; Atonement; This is England; Once; La Vie En Rose

Listening to
The Clash; Edith Piaf; Jimmy Buffet; The Frames

Books, publications and conference papers:
2008 In the Outer, Not on the Outer: The Importance of Women to Australian Rules football. VDM Publishing

Liverpool of the South Seas
"78 Records: A music landscape" in T. Brabazon (ed.), Liverpool of the South Seas, Perth: UWA Press.

2005 July 12-14, Australian Society for Sports History Conference Sporting Places Sporting Cultures, Melbourne Australia, "Maids, Mothers and Matrons: Female Fandom Culture and Australian Rules Football."

2005 June 13-16, International Football Institute/University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, Conference 2005 Women, Europe and Football "Same Sex, Different Code, Different Country, Different Circumstances."

2005 April 12, Pubtalk, "Hot Property - AFL Players, Pawns of the Game"

2003, Conference Report Sporting Traditions XIV Marginalised or Mislaid, Australian Catholic University, MacKillop Campus North Sydney, 3-7 July

2003 July 3-7, Marginalised or Mislaid Australian Society for Sports History Conference, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, "Cheers or Tears, AFL Wives Lives."

2001 November 8-9, Undisciplined Thoughts, 5th Annual Humanities Postgraduate Research Conference, Curtin University of Technology "AFL Players as Heroes: The Classic, The Unlikely, the Anti and the Local.

2001 September 18-20, War and Peace Conference Gallipoli, Turkey "Old Diggers, Young Dockers and the Anzac Spirit: The Len Hall Game" (Conference cancelled due to World Trade Centre Crisis but paper given at Gallipoli to School of Architecture, Construction and Planning Study Tour on 17 September - Published in Voyage (Ed Stephen Neille and Emma Williamson, School of Architecture Construction and Planning 2001)

1999 December 2, Third Annual Curtin Humanities Postgraduate Research Conference, "Footy Tipping: The Game You Play When You Don't Play in the AFL" (Published in Conference Proceedings

Web links: Publications:

2005, "Mad Max: the film, the man and the dog", Creative Industrial Matrix project, Popular Culture Collective,

2005, "Krakatoa — creative non-fiction at its very best" (book review), Popular Culture Collective,

2004, "Violence against women and sports culture of women as accessories", Online Opinion

2003, Profile of Dr Nonya Peters, Multicultural Communities Online, Volume 4 Issue 1,

2002, John Curtin - a good sport Commission from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library online resource,
2001, Travelogue of September 2001 School of Architecture, Construction and Planning Study Tour to Turkey and Transcript of "Old Diggers, Young Dockers and the Anzac Spirit: The Len Hall Game",

2001, "Australian Football League's Hall of Fame (Book Review)", Garrie Hutchinson (ed), Harper Sports, 2000,


Member for
14 years 5 weeks