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After careers in accounting, finance and then outdoor education, Tracey joined the world of academia where she has taught in management, human resources, outdoor education and now events and tourism. Tracey's teaching is informed by her industry eperience and the nexus between theory and real world issues. This interest in real world issues is reflected in her research and roles with the International Ski Safety Society and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.

Research interests

Drawing upon her industry background, Tracey's research interests are in areas such as moutain tourism, snowsport safety, risk management, mega sport event volunteer motivations and management, accessibility for all and active healthy ageing.

Tracey's research has applied methods across the spectrum including an autoethnography in her PhD to large scale online surveys of Olympic and Paralympic volunteers.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Monash University

… → Dec 2012

PhD, University of Wollongong

… → Jan 2004

Master, University of Wollongong

… → Jun 1999

Master, University of Technology Sydney

… → Jun 1993


… → Jun 1984

External positions

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council - Chair

2018 → …

International Society for Skiing Safety - International Board

Apr 2015 → …

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council

2014 → …

International Society for Skiing Safety - National Secretary

Apr 2005 → …

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Craniocerebral Trauma Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2007 2013

Research Output 2003 2019

Snowsport experience, expertise, lower limb injury and somatosensory ability

Dickson, T. J., Waddington, G. & Terwiel, F. A., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, Supplement 1, p. S17-S21 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ankle Injuries
Athletic Performance
Lower Extremity
Wounds and Injuries

The King–Devick test is not sensitive to self-reported history of concussion but is affected by English language skill

Dickson, T. J., Waddington, G., Terwiel, F. A. & Elkington, L., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, Supplement 1, p. S34-S38 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Head Protective Devices
Craniocerebral Trauma
6 Downloads (Pure)

A Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT2) for Use in Snowsports: Can the Balance Component of the Tool Be Improved?

Waddington, G., Trathen, S., Dickson, T., Adams, R. & Rumore, A., 2017, Snow Sports Trauma and Safety. Springer, p. 51-61 11 p. (Snow Sports Trauma and Safety).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
Head Protective Devices
4 Citations (Scopus)

Enabling event volunteer legacies: A knowledge management perspective

Blackman, D., Benson, A. M. & Dickson, T. J., 2017, In : Event Management. 21, 3, p. 233-250 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human capital
Olympic Games
Knowledge management
9 Citations (Scopus)