Catherine Ordway


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National Sport Integrity Framework


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Catherine is Course Convenor and Assistant Professor (Sports Management).  Catherine lectures in Sports & the Law (UG) and Performance Integrity and Athlete Management (PG).  She has also recently submitted her PhD by Publication at the University of Canberra on anti-corruption strategies in sport.  Catherine has developed and taught a number of sports management and sports law subjects at the Masters level at institutions including: the University of Canberra, the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, and the University of New South Wales.  Catherine continues to lecture in ‘Sports Integrity & Investigations’ in the University of Melbourne Masters of Law program and is a Senior Fellow.  Catherine is an international expert in the field of integrity in sport, and has specialised in anti-doping policy for twenty years.  Catherine has published on sports integrity, governance and gender equality issues and is a sought-after media commentator and conference presenter.

Catherine was an Australian squad member in the Olympic sport of handball, competed for the Australian Capital Territory in rugby union, and fenced at intervarsity.  Catherine is a sports lawyer and has a Graduate Diploma in Investigations Management (Policing).  Catherine acted for the Australian Olympic Committee in a legal capacity in the lead up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.  Catherine is a Senior Consultant (Sports Law) with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers (SHG Sport) in Canberra.  Catherine has extensive experience in international anti-doping administration and has consulted on projects including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Bid, the Budapest 2024 Olympic Games Bid, and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Catherine is also been a member of the UN Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Anti-Corruption Academics Initiative, and the Education for Justice expert group, developing the Gender Ethics Module.

Catherine has served on numerous ethics and anti-doping committees in Australia and internationally, and currently supports the: International Cricket Council, the World Baseball-Softball Confederation, World Curling and the West Indies Cricket Board. Catherine sits on the International Sports Law Journal editorial board and is an expert contributor to the Australian Sports Commission Clearinghouse.  Catherine received an Edna Ryan Award in 2016 for her long-term commitment to promoting women in sport.  Catherine was a Visiting Scholar at Washington & Lee University, USA.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, University of Adelaide


Award Date: 4 May 1993

Bachelor, University of Adelaide


Award Date: 2 May 1991

External positions

Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne

2014 → …

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Sports Integrity Project

Ordway, C.


Project: Research

Research Output

Does sex segregated sport still hold value?

ORDWAY, C., May 2018, World Sports Advocate, 16, 5, p. 16-19 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

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    Sports Integrity: Legislating into a Position of Strength

    ORDWAY, C., 2018, World Sports Advocate, 16, 9, p. 16-19 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Police and investigative cooperation on match-fixing: An Australian experience

    Ordway, C., 20 Nov 2017, Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond. Steele, S. & Opie, H. (eds.). United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 171-186 16 p. ( Routledge research in sport and corruption).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • Governance and Anti-Doping: Beyond the Fox and the Hen House

    ORDWAY, C. & Nehme, M., 2016, Doping in Sport and the Law . Haas, U. & Healey, D. (eds.). United Kingdom: Hart Publishing, p. 207-231 24 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • Integrity and corruption in sport

    Ordway, C. & Opie, H., 4 Oct 2016, Critical Issues in Global Sport Management. Schulenkorf, N. & Frawley, S. (eds.). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, p. 38-63 26 p. (Critical Issues in Global Sport Management).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)