Dr Claudio Rocha

Lecturer in Sport Management

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Claudio Rocha

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About me

I am a lecturer in sport management within within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. I am currently the co-director of the S3RG - Sport Social Science Research Group.

Before my appointment here, I worked as an assistant professor of sport management at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I received my doctor degree from the Ohio State University, with a major in sport management and a minor in research methods. During my doctorate, I was fully funded by the Fulbright Commission - USA and the Brazilian Ministry of Education. In the 2014/2015 academic year, I spent a year as a visiting scholar at Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts – Amherst.   My research has been published in Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Sport Management Review, among other journals. 

My current research interests are in social impacts of sport mega-events (mainly the ones hosted by developing nations). Social impacts vary from people displacement to sport participation and capacity building.


Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand - Conference Best Paper Award


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Key Note Speaker

I was the Keynote Speaker at the 12th Conference of the Brazilian Association of Sport Management (ABRAGESP).

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