Academy of Sport - Acadamaidh Spòrs Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann


The governance of the Academy involves a small management team and international advisory council who help to guide the development of the Academy’s impact, study, dialogue and strategic direction.

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International Advisory Council

The Council is drawn from both University and global members and in 2020-2021 it is made up of the following:

  • Professor Cora Burnett: Director, Olympic Study Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oliver Dudfield: Director, International Sports Development Coalition
  • Professor Bruce Kidd: Vice- President, University of Toronto, Canada and Founding Chair of Commonwealth Ministers Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS)
  • Stuart MacDonald: Former UK and Scottish Government Senior Civil Servant, currently Senior Consultant with SYM Consulting
  • Dr Stuart Murray: Assistant Professor Bond University, Australia, Advisor to Australian Government
  • Samantha Power: US Ambassador for International Aid
  • Professor Lucia Trimbur: City University of New York
  • Dr Mel Young: Co- Founder of Homeless World Cup, Chair of Sportscotland 

The work of the Academy of Sport is led by Professor Grant Jarvie. The day to day running of the Academy is governed by an advisory team drawn from both within and external to the University of Edinburgh and in 2020-2021, it is made up of the following:

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