Dr Richard Shipway from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity has recently taken up the offer of a prestigious W. James Whyte visiting research fellowship from University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane, Australia.
This internationally-recognised fellowship aims to establish global research collaboration. The University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked 51st in the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings® for Global Universities.
Dr Shipway will travel to Brisbane in January 2017 to work on the development of joint research projects with UQ colleagues in the areas of sport, events and tourism.
This will incorporate on-going research linked to the impact of crises and disaster at international sports events, sport tourism, and longitudinal resident perception studies on mega sports events.