Aurélie’s PhD project commenced in April 2015 at Victoria University in Melbourne (Australia) and is responsible for the development, validation and testing in an empirical environment of the Para-SPLISS framework.
The purpose of this research project is to identify and analyse the key drivers of effective national elite sport systems that contribute to a nation’s overall success in Paralympic competitions.
Two specific research aims have been set:
- To identify the key policy success factors which contribute to a nation’s Paralympic success,
- To identify the key contextual factors which affect the effectiveness of elite sport policies in the para-sport environment.
The long-term intention of this project (beyond the scope of this 3-year PhD) is to apply the Para-SPLISS framework in different countries to evaluate national sport policies developed and implemented to increase the country’s chances for Paralympic success.
A key aspect of this research is its inclusive methodology, which will be monitored through consultations with the Para-SPLISS advisory committee.