Rebecca Olive

Rebecca Olive is a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow at the RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre.

Rebecca Olive’s work explores recreational sport and leisure in everyday life. With a particular interest in coastal and ocean ecologies, she has focused on various surfing, ocean swimming and sailing cultures, practices and politics. Influenced by feminist cultural studies approaches, Rebecca is interested in how people navigate in their relationships to other people and to the multispecies communities they’re immersed in. Her work advocates for the importance of recreational sport and leisure in human-environmental health and wellbeing.

Rebecca regularly writes for surf media, has produced a podcast, ‘Saltwater Library’, and maintains her project website, ‘Moving Oceans’.

iD icon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2980-3969

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.