DR IAN BRITTAIN
Research Fellow within the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS)
Dr Ian Brittain is a Research Fellow within the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) He is an internationally recognised expert in the study of disability and Paralympic sport and has attended every summer Paralympic Games since Sydney 2000. He is the Heritage Advisor to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation and is a visiting Professor on the International Olympic Academy Masters degree in Olympic Studies.
DR RUI BISCAIA
Associate Professor in Sport Marketing
Dr Rui Biscaia is an Associate Professor in Sport Management at the University of Bath. His research interests include the development of sustainable relationships between actors involved in the sport ecosystem, organisation and management of sport events, the development and implementation of scale validation methods. Rui is a research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management and Associate Editor of European Sport Management Quarterly. He is also member of the editorial board of Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Sport, Business and Management, and Event Management. He has conducted projects with international researchers from around the world including Brazil, Estonia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.
Professor David McGillivray
Chair in Event and Digital Cultures, School of Media, Culture & Society
Professor David McGillivray holds a Chair in Event and Digital Cultures at the University of West Scotland, United Kingdom. His research focuses on two main areas of activity. The first area of interest is the contemporary significance of events and festivals (sporting and cultural) as markers of identity and mechanisms for the achievements of wider economic, social and cultural externalities. The second main area of interest is the affordances of digital and social media in enabling (and constraining) participation in civic life, including in relation to major sport events. He has published extensively on the topic of accelerated leisure cultures and digital technology, focusing on the wider social and cultural implications for producers, consumers and regulators across the lifespan. He recently led a large practice/research project Digital Commonwealth that explored themes of digital storytelling, digital citizenship, participatory cultures and community development in the context of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
He is the co-editor of Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2017) and co-author of Event Policy: From Theory to Strategy (Routledge, 2012) and Event Bidding: Politics, Persuasion and Resistance (Routledge, 2017). He is currently Deputy Editor of the Annals of Leisure Research and sits on the Editorial Board of Leisure Studies.
DR JASON BOCARRO
Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Dr Jason Bocarro is a Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management. His research is centred on public health strategies to improve community health.
Professor Gayle McPherson
Chair in Event and Cultural Policy
Gayle McPherson is Professor of Events and Cultural Policy and Director of the Centre for Culture, Sport and Events at the University of the West of Scotland. Her research examines the contested nature of sport mega events in leveraging international cultural diplomacy and soft power, national societal change and local community development. Professor McPherson has developed a body of work on disability rights and parasport with collaborators in Canada and Japan funded by the ESRC, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Sport Canada and, in the UK, funded by the Observatory for Sport in Scotland and The Peter Harrison Foundation. She co-authored Event Policy: From Theory to Strategy (Routledge, 2012), and Leveraging Disability Sport Events: Impacts, Promises and Possibilities (Routledge, 2018). As Director of Studies, she led her PhD student to successfully complete his thesis, examining Qatar World Cup and labour rights and another student in Sport Mega-Events and child rights. Professor McPherson was a member of the UK REF 2021 Panel on Sport, Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism (2018-2022), an Expert Advisor to the OECD on Global Events and Local Development (2018-19) and is Speciality Chief Editor for Sport, Leisure, Tourism and Events in Frontiers’ Journal of Sports and Active Living (2020-)Research profile
Dr Adam Talbot
Lecturer in Event Management
Dr Adam Talbot is a Lecturer in Event Management at the University of the West of Scotland. His research focusses on human rights and protest movements in the context of sport mega-events.
Dr Michael Edwards
Associate Professor of Community Sport
Dr Michael Edwards is an Associate Professor of Community Sport with research interests focused on social inequality related to sport environments
Dr Jonathan Casper
Dr Jonathan Casper is an Associate Professor in Sport Management and an internationally recognised expert in the study of sport and the natural environment.
Dr Hiroaki Funahashi
Assistant Professor in Sport Policy
Dr Hiroaki Funahashi is an Assistant Professor in Sport Policy within the Faculty of Sport Sciences. He was a recipient of the of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (2012 to 2014) and was awarded the Japan Society of Sport Industry Award (2013), Best Young Researcher Award from Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences (2014). His research interests focus broadly on sport policy.
Dr. Laura Misener
Acting Director, and Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology
Dr. Laura Misener is an Acting Director, and Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology. Her research focuses on how sport and events can be use as instruments of social change, with an emphasis how sport for persons with a disability can positively impact community accessibility and social inclusion. Her research program is interdisciplinary in nature and pushes the traditional boundaries of her field to emphasize the importance of critical scholarship for innovation.
Dr Yoshiyuki Mano
Dr Yoshiyuki Mano is a Professor in Sport Policy within the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Director of the Research Institute for Sport Business. He has also been a Special Advisor to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, Chairman Mitsubishi Research Institute’s Legacy Co-Creation Association and a member of the Tokyo Sports Promotion Review Board.
Professor Kostas Georgiadis
Honorary Dean of the International Olympic Academy
Professor Kostas Georgiadis is the Honorary Dean of the International Olympic Academy. He is Full Professor at the University of Peloponnese where he is also dean of the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences. After having served as dean of the International Olympic Academy for 22 years, he is currently honorary dean of the IOA. He is also director of the International Master’s Degree Program in Olympic Studies “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events” which is organized by the University of Peloponnese and the IOA and he is member of the Olympic Education Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the Executive Committee of the International Society of Olympic Historians. His fields of research include, amongst others, the history of the modern Olympic Movement, the revival of the Olympic Games, Olympic Education, and the ethical and philosophical dimensions of Olympism.
Dr Joerg Koenigstorfer
Dr Joerg Koenigstorfer is Full Professor of Sport and Health Management and affiliated to both the TUM School of Management and the TUM School of Sport and Health Sciences. He was a Co-Principal Investigator for the EU IRSES CARNIVAL project. He and the team of his chair conduct empirical research to help consumers pursue a healthy lifestyle and consume sport products and services in a sustainable manner. The results of the studies appear in renowned scientific journals and are cited by various mass media outlets.
Dr. Michael Heine
Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University and Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology
Dr. Michael Heine is the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University and Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology. His research examines focuses on discourse analysis of Olympic spaces, economic processes and commodification in sports, and the cultural significance of traditional physical activity practices and sports in Arctic and sub-Arctic Aboriginal cultures and communities.
Professor Tommy D. Andersson
Professor Tommy D. Andersson is senior professor in Tourism and Hospitality Management at University of Gothenburg. He received his PhD in managerial economics and has been interested in economic impact analysis, event management and cost-benefit analysis. He has conducted research and published on events for over 30 years.
Erik Lundberg, PhD
Researcher, Centre for Tourism
Erik Lundberg, PhD is a researcher at the Centre for tourism, a research centre at the University of Gothenburg. He received his PhD in 2014 where he describes and analyses tourism and event impacts from a sustainable development perspective. He has published in journals such as Tourism Management, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and International Journal of Event and Festival Management and edited books focusing on Events.
Dr. Athanasios (Thanos) Kriemadis
Dr. Athanasios (Thanos) Kriemadis is Professor teaching Strategic Planning in Sport Organizations, and Total Quality Management (TQM) in Services in the Department of Sport Management at the University of Peloponnese. He was an active member of the San Diego Deming User Group where he was introduced to Total Quality Management by Dr. Deming’s disciples. Dr. Kriemadis is Quality Auditor (ISO 9001:2008) as well as Quality Assessor of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). Before moving to academia Dr. Kriemadis held several management posts in both the public and private sectors in the USA (MOTOROLA INC. in San Diego using TQM and six-sigma methodologies, Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MASS., University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.) and Greece (Business Consultant in Quality Management and Strategic Planning, Community Support Framework for EU funds, University of Thessaly).
Dr Antonios K. Travlos
Associate Professor in Sports Psychology and Motor Learning
Dr Antonios K. Travlos is an Associate Professor in Sports Psychology and Motor Learning within the Department of Sports Organisation and Management (DSOM) at the University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Lakonias, Greece. He is the Head of the DSOM and member of the Assembly of Dean and the Senate of the University of Peloponnese. He is an internationally recognized expert in the study of practice scheduling in sports, aggression and violence, and the effects of exercise on mental functioning. Since 1994, he lectured sports psychology and human performance enhancement courses at an undergraduate level. .
Dr Marios Daniel Papaloukas
Associate Professor of Sport Law
Dr Marios Daniel Papaloukas is an associate Professor of sport law at the University of Peloponnese, Dept. of Sports Organisation and Management in Sparta – Greece and also an Attorney at Law. His research interests are focused within the areas of European sport market and competition law, betting services and responsible gambling, sports and human rights, Doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Since 1993 he lectured sports law courses at an under-graduate as well as at a post-graduate level. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Anti-Doping Committee of Greece as well as a member of various Sports Law-making Committees
Director of FGV Social
Marcelo Neri, Director of FGV Social and main researcher in the proposed project area. Holds a PhD in Economics at Princeton University. He was also the secretary-general of the Council of Economic and Social Development (CDES), president of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and Minister of Strategic Affairs in Brazil during most of the period of preparation to the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympícs.