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About Danny O'Brien

Doctor of Philosophy - DeMontfort University
Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Long Beach
Diploma of Teaching - Australian Catholic University
Dr. Danny O'Brien is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine in the Department of Sport, Health and Well-being at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia. Dr. O'Brien is a graduate of Australian Catholic University and California State University, Long Beach, and in 2000, he completed a PhD in sport management from DeMontfort University, England. His thesis explored organisational change in the context of the professionalisation of rugby union in England. Between studies Dr. O�Brien has worked in managerial roles in high school education, and in the fitness and sport events sectors. Dr. O�Brien currently teaches in the areas of sport tourism, event management, and strategic management. His research interests are in the areas of sustainable surf tourism, event leveraging, and organisational change in sport. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of three academic journals. Dr. O�Brien has presented at over 20 international conferences and published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Sport Management; Sport Management Review; European Sport Management Quarterly; Annals of Tourism Research; European Journal of Marketing; International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research; and Journal of Leisure Research.


Present Associate Professor, Bond University

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229
Ph: +61 7 559 51483


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