Dr Louis Nolte
Teaching Fellow in Sports Policy and Management
- Moray House School of Education and Sport, ISPEHS
- University of Edinburgh
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Moray House School of Education and Sport, SLL
- University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
- Post code
- EH8 8AQ
I have been involved in sport since starting my career as a judoka in 1991. As an athlete, highlights include winning the Commonwealth Judo Championships on multiple occassions. I realised relatively early on in my career that I wanted to become a judo instructor, and combined my practical experience as a competitor with a tertiary academic career in sport. I used this as a platform to build a successful judo business in South Africa (PMA Judo - later to become Tora). In the process I achieved two honours degees (in Psychology and Human Movement Sciences) through the University of Pretoria (UP), a Masters in Sport Science, a Doctorate in Sport Management through the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and a 5th Dan in judo. I have since moved into a managerial role in the business, and in the process started lecturing at UP, UJ and Tshwane University of Technology prior to moving to the University of Edinburgh.
Dip. Sports Coaching: Judo (JudoSpace and Anglia Ruskin University)
MPhil: Sport Science
DPhil: Sport Management
Responsibilities & affiliations
Education Director: The Scottish Centre for Olympic Research and Education (SCORE)
Member of the European Association of Sport Management
Member of the Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh
Editorial Board: Arts and Sciences of Judo, International Judo Federation Academy
Life member: Judo South Africa
Member of JudoScotland
Strategic Sport and Recreation Management
Sport Resource Management
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Strategic sport management
Elite sport systems
Long-Term Athlete Development
Monitoring and evaluation of sport systems
Current research interestsThe role of schools judo as an educational physical activity and foundation for an elite judo career; Resource management in elite sport systems; Strategic positioning of the Commonwealth Youth Games
Past research interestsThe effect of variable environmental factors on the performance of elite athletes; The contextual management of elite judo and netball systems; The perceptions of elite athletes of the systems that they participate in
Affiliated research centres
Working group on skills based education in Edinburgh with a focus on digital and physical literacy
Full review of the Commonwealth Youth Games
Attended and presented at the 6th European Judo Science & Research symposium & 5th Scientific and Professional Conference in Porec, Croatia (2019).
Attended and presented at the SASMA/BRICSCESS Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (2019).
Attended and presented at the Commonwealth Judo Association Conference (2021).
Comparing Judo Experiences of Elite Sport Systems: 6th European Judo Science & Research symposium & 5th Scientific and Professional Conference - “Applicable Research in Judo”, Croatia (2019).
A Comparative analysis of elite sport systems of national judo federations in England, the Netherlands and South Africa: SASMA/BRICSCESS Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (2019).
Jigoro Kano's Philosophy and Value Based Education: Commonwealth Judo Association Conference, Online (2021).
PL Nolte, Johanna C Wessels, CE Prinsloo (2009). The effect of therapeutic recreation activities on students' appraisals of their emotions during academically demanding times. Journal for New Generation Sciences, 7(1): 160-175.
Petrus L Nolte (2014). The effect of variable environmental factors on sport performance. University of Johannesburg.
Petrus L Nolte, Cora Burnett, Wim Hollander (2017). Perspective of coaches on LTAD of elite judo athletes: a comparative analysis. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 1(2): Special Edition: 219-228.
Petrus L Nolte (2018). Management of judo federations: a comparative analysis. University of Johannesburg.
Petrus L Nolte, Willem Hollander (2018). Comparing judoka experiences of elite sport systems. Applicable Research in Judo: 43.
Petrus Louis Nolte, Willem Hollander (2019). A comparative analysis of elite sport systems of national judo federations in Great Britain, South Africa and The Netherlands. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences (AJPHES), 25(2): 272-290.
Petrus L Nolte, Willem Hollander (2020). Elite netball players' perspectives on long term athlete development programs in South Africa. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 20(5): 2560-2566.
Petrus L Nolte, Cora Burnett (2020). A figurational perspective on the comparison of three national judo systems. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 20(5): 2567-2573.
Petrus L Nolte, Willem Hollander (2020). Report on a framework for a contextual Netball South Africa elite sport system. Unpublished Report: University of Johannesburg.