Palmer, Catherine

Torrens University

Catherine Palmer is Professor of Social Sciences at Torrens University. Catherine’s primary research interests are in three areas: i) sport and alcohol, ii) fitness philanthropy and iii) sport, inequality and social change. Catherine is a social anthropologist by training, but her research expertise extends across the social sciences, including sociology, social policy, gender studies and cultural geography. Catherine has successfully received grant funding for her research from national and international funding bodies including the Australian Research Council, the National Health & Medical Research Council, the Alcohol Education Research Foundation (now FARE), Joseph Rowntree and the Nuffield Foundation.


  • Articles
    Introduction From the annual ‘Pink Test’ cricket match in Australia to Mother’s Day fun runs, there has been a proliferation of ‘pink’ uniformed charity events. This article analyses the pink uniform of the 2020 Cancer Council Tasmania’s Women’s first virtual 5K walk/run (W5K). The Women’s 5K event took take place virtually in September 2020 due to COVID-19...Read more