Jak Carroll has been involved in Sport Management for over 30 years as both an academic and a practitioner.
He has been a lecturer in Sport Management at Southern Cross University since 1999, has presented at international conferences, and was the Course Coordinator for the Innovative Surfing Studies Diploma from 2004-2014.
As a practitioner he has worked for organizations such as the Confederation of Australian Sport, Australian Institute of Sport, and the North Coast Academy of Sport. He has travelled with Australian teams, worked at the Olympic Games, and been involved with organizing sporting events such as the Lismore Masters Games.
Over the years, Jak has undertaken numerous consultancy projects including for the Australian Sports Commission, Surfing Australia, Illawarra Academy of Sport, Lismore City Council, and the Kokoda Challenge Foundation. He has also worked in sports journalism as editor of the publication "Sport Report" and has been a regular contributor to other sport magazines.
Currently, Jak is lecturing at Southern Cross University as well as helping organizations with strategic planning and governance as Principal of Strategic Sport Solutions.
An outdoors person, Jak can be found bushwalking or at the beach when not supporting his beloved Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League.