A BU academic is part of an international collaborative research team who will investigate and evaluate the volunteering infrastructure legacy of the Olympic Games.
Dr Richard Shipway, from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity in the Faculty of Management at BU, is part of a team that was recently awarded a prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC) Advanced Olympic Research Grant to complete a project evaluating the volunteering infrastructure legacy of two previous Olympic Games, in Sydney 2000 and London 2012 respectively.
The main objective of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme is to promote advanced research by established researchers with a humanities or social sciences perspective in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC.
In only the second edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, for 2015/2016, the IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) based in Lausanne, Switzerland selected seven research projects, based on their academic quality and significance with respect to the IOC priority fields of research.
Alongside Dr Shipway, the research team for the project comprises academics from Victoria University and Curtin University in Australia and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
The project is entitled Evaluating the volunteering infrastructure legacy of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000 and London 2012.
The project commences in September 2015 and the results of the research must be submitted to the IOC Olympic Studies Centre in June 2016.
For further information on either this project or other Olympic and International Sports Events related research at Bournemouth University, please contact Dr Richard Shipway at [email protected]