My Research Mission
"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire; it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair."
In his induction speech, these were the words of Nelson Mandela to the World Sports Academy Hall of Fame. Nelson Mandela's words were my inspiration to continue an academic career as a sport management scholar. My passion and perseverance in investigating how Sport can make the world a better place have shaped my research vision. As a scholar, my mission is to produce research that would help improve people's quality of life, enhance the community's sustainable development, and preserve the natural environment's quality by emphasizing Sport's positive role in modern society.
Given the undeniable power that sport has as a platform for positive change, there is a need for further research on pro-environmental development and human behavioral evolution. Therefore, my research agenda aims to uncover information related to sustainable development outcomes at the individual, societal, and ecological levels. My research seeks to assist practitioners in optimally designing strategies to contribute to our modern world's sustainable development at the professional level.
My Research Goals
Identify the aspects of sport that can optimize sustainable living options at the personal, social and ecological levels
Develop sustainable development mechanisms through sport that can improve quality of life, enhance social justice and inclusion, build pro-environmental perceptions, and contribute positively to the development of good governance across the globe
Design a sport and sustainable development agenda that would educate and guide the future leaders of our world towards a more healthy and active future with prosperity, peace, sustainability, innovation, and positive change