Associate Professor Gary Osmond

Associate Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
g.osmond@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67591

Overview

Gary has a range of research interests in the historical and contemporary dimensions of sport. These include Indigenous Australian sport histories, Australian and Pacific aquatic sport, racial stereotyping, sport myth, social memory and sporting histories beyond the written word.

Gary gained his PhD in the field of sport history from the University of Queensland, following joint enrolment in the School of Human Movement Studies and the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics. Dr Osmond teaches in the socio-cultural dimensions of sport and physical activity.

Hs major grants include:

  • Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery project (DP190100647: 2020-2023), titled Pride, Resilience and Identity: Reimagining Aboriginal Sport History [Murray Phillips (UQ), Gary Osmond, Barry Judd (Melbourne)].
  • ARC Future Fellowship (FT160100212: 2017-21), titled Sport, Stories and Survival: Reframing Indigenous Sport History.
  • Chief Investigator on a ARC Linkage digital history project (LP130101031: 2014-2019) titled Creating Histories of the Australian Paralympic Movement: A New Relationship between Researchers and the Community [Murray G. Phillips, Gary Osmond, Tony Naar (Australian Paralympic Committee)].

Research Interests

  • Sport history
  • Indigenous Australia
  • Digital history
  • Race and sport
  • Visual representations
  • Material culture

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Osmond, Gary (2022). Going strong. Sports and Aging: A Prescription for Longevity. (pp. 191-212) edited by Gerald R. Gems. Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press.

  • Osmond, Gary (2022). O'Chin, Andrew (Jack) (1917–1978). Australian Dictionary of Biography. (pp. n/a-n/a) Online: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

  • Judd, Barry and Osmond, Gary (2021). A critical discussion of history and Indigenous sport in Australia. Routledge handbook of sport history. (pp. 287-294) edited by Murray G. Phillips, Douglas Booth and Carly Adams. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429318306-40

  • Osmond, Gary (2021). Expanding repertoires inside and outside the archives: Methods. Routledge handbook of sport history. (pp. 57-64) edited by Murray G. Phillips, Douglas Booth and Carly Adams. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429318306-9

  • Osmond, Gary (2017). The changing field of sports history in Australasia. The Oxford handbook of sports history. (pp. 377-392) New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.

  • Phillips, Murray G. and Osmond, Gary (2015). Digital history flexes its muscle. Sport History in the Digital Era. (pp. 251-269) edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips. Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press.

  • Phillips, Murray, Osmond, Gary and Morgan, Sandra (2015). Indigenous sport and heritage: Cherbourg’s ration shed museum. Sport heritage. (pp. 22-37) edited by Gregory Ramshaw. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2015). Introduction: The bones of digital history. Sport history in the digital era. (pp. 1-32) Chicago, ILL, United States: University of Illinois Press.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2015). The bones of digital history. Sport History in the Digital Era. (pp. 1-32) edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips. Champaign, IL, United States: University of Illinois Press.

  • Townsend, Stephen, Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2014). Wicked Wikipedia: communities of practice, the production of knowledge and Australian sport history. Sports History. (pp. 269-286) edited by Wray Vamplew. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary (2013). 'Lively little visitors’ and ‘peaceful ambassadors’: reading Japanese sporting tours through the Australian press – 1926 to 1935. Australia's Asian sporting context, 1920s – 30s. (pp. 109-130) edited by Sean Brawley and Nick Guoth. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary (2013). Destabilizing the past through photographs: picturing Japanese sporting tours to Australia. Examining sport histories: power, paradigms, and reflexivity. (pp. 109-130) edited by Richard Pringle and Murray Phillips. Morgantown, WV, United States: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Osmond, Gary (2013). Wickham, Alick F. (1886 - 1967). Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978. edited by Clive Moore. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Osmond, Gary (2013). Wickham, Edward (c. 1890 - 1916). Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978. edited by Clive Moore. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Osmond, Gary (2013). Wickham, Francis (1850 - 1926). Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978. edited by Clive Moore. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • O'Neill, Mark and Osmond, Gary (2012). A racehorse in the museum: Phar Lap and the new museology. Representing the sporting past in museums and halls of fame. (pp. 29-48) edited by Murray G. Phillips. New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2012). Enveloping the past: sport stamps, visuality and museums. The visual in sport. (pp. 52-69) edited by Mike Huggins and Mike O'Mahony. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary (2012). Norman, Peter (1942-2006). Sports around the world: history, culture, and practice. (pp. 423-423) edited by John Nauright and Charles Parrish. Santa Barbara, CA, United States: ABC-CLIO.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray (2010). Sources. Routledge companion to sports history. (pp. 34-50) edited by S. W. Pope and John Nauright. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K. ; New York, U.S.A.: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203885413-10

  • Osmond, Gary (2007). Duke Kahanamoku. The Oxford encyclopedia of maritime history. (pp. 291-292) edited by John B. Hattendorf. New York, United States: Oxford University Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision