Dr Bridie Kean - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Bridie Kean

Dr Bridie Kean is an Australian Paralympic wheelchair basketball dual medallist. She was captain of the Australian Gliders wheelchair basketball team and led the squad to a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Bridie was a member of the bronze medal winning team in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. During her international career (2008 - 2015) she received a full athletic scholarship to play collegiate basketball at the University of Illinois (2008 - 2011). She was also the first Australian female to play professionally for in the German National League where she won a National Championship with HSV Hamburg Damen (2013). She has won two National Championship titles in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League in Australia (2014 and 2017).

Bridie's PhD research at USC explored environmental factors influencing para student-athletes undertaking sport and study. She is a lecturer in public health at USC.