Lindsey Reece

Lindsey has extensive experience in applied research and evaluation, specialising in Physical Activity, Sport and Public Health. Within her adjunct role as Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health, she is the Director of the SPRINTER (Sport and Active Recreation Intervention & Epidemiology Research) group – an innovative research partnership with the Office of Sport, NSW government.  SPRINTER is an exemplar of true partnership and works in supporting policy makers to listen and translate the evidence base, through informed decision making, policy development and evaluations of government led programs and services. SPRINTER also works on contributing to the evidence base by focusing on the role of sport and recreation in increasing population physical levels to promote healthy and happy communities.  SPRINTER works collaboratively with Sport Australia and with the sport and recreation sector, to enhance capability and capacity to create environments that enable more people to be active through sport and recreation.  A capable strategist and confident thought leader, Lindsey is happiest and at her best when managing numerous projects across a portfolio of highly complex, multi-sector programmes.  Her leadership is demonstrated by her role as Academic lead for parkrun au, and her active membership on the boards of Outdoors NSW and the parkrun global research board.