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Associate Professor Edwards has acted as Oceania Regional Secretary General of the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER) and chaired the International Standards Committee of Sports Management of ICHPER. Dr Edwards was a member of the Review Board for the International Journal of Sport Management, Co-Editor Cyber Journal of Sport Marketing, and Reviewer for International Journal of Health and Physical Education. He is the author of four (4) books including. Qualitative research methods in Sport Management. He is a leading international authority on Sport Management and has had articles published in all the main Sport Management journals (Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Management Review) and International Journal of Sport Management).  He has extensive sport industry management experience and has conducted research and consultancy for national and International sport agencies as well as government authorities.

Areas of Teaching

  • Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing
  • Strategic Sport Marketing
  • Sport Governance
  • Qualitative Research
  • Sport Development
  • Sport Management Research
  • HRM in Sport  

Research Interests

  • Social media in Sport
  • Sport Security
  • Social Capital and Sport
  • High Performance Sport Management 


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