The Mitchell Institute

The Mitchell Institute Research

This research aims to provide data on participation in leisure-time physical activity, including organised sport and active recreation within a selected research community (Brimbank LGA) to inform the Mitchell Health and Education Indicators project and the development of a preventative health and active living program of research. 

The research will increase current understanding of the value of participation in sport and active recreation on health, the trends and determinants of participation and the nexus between facilities and participation.  Research outputs will provide an evidence base to support assessment of the value and quality of investment in participation programs and facilities both within the school and community settings, including benchmarking and community-level indicators.