MAKING AN IMPACT

Dr DIKAIA CHATZIEFSTATHIOU


Dikaia

Experience Level: Senior (10+ years)
 
Industries: Sports, Academia
 
Expertise: Olympic Studies, Sociology, Management
 
Regions: Europe, USA, Asia

Dikaia Chatziefstathiou is appointed as a Reader in Olympic Studies and the Social Analysis of Sport at the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure and a member of the Centre of Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR) in Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is an expert in Olympic Studies and her work on the ideology of Olympism and values has been widely published and cited in peer-reviewed academic journals nationally and internationally. She is the winner of the inaugural Coubertin Prize 2008 awarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) for her qualitative research on Pierre de Coubertin’s writings and speeches. 

She is an International Research Expert for the Centre for Olympic Studies & Research at Loughborough University, UK, a Member of the Executive Board of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an Evaluator for the Advanced Research Grants of the IOC. She is the author of the book “Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012” published by Palgrave (2012, also jointly with Professor Ian Henry) and has edited two further books, “Society of Sport and Sport in Society” published by Nimertis (in Greek, with Dr Georgoulas) and “Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies” published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (with Professor Mueller).

Currently she is a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Regional Development Institute of the Panteion University in Athens, Greece. The research that she is leading (2013-2015) is titled “An Evaluation of the Legacies of the Sporting Mega Events on Social Capital in Greece”. Her research interests and expertise are interdisciplinary combining sociology, policy, management, politics and history. 

Books

  • “Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012” published by Palgrave (2012, jointly with Professor Ian Henry)
  • “Society of Sport and Sport in Society” published by Nimertis (in Greek, with Dr Georgoulas)
  • “Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies” published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (with Professor Mueller)