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Dr Ruth Sibson

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5600, Email: r.sibson@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.238
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5600
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5894
Email: r.sibson@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.238  

 

Ruth Sibson is a Senior Lecturer within the Sport, Recreation Event Management program in the School of Business and Law. Ruth is the Academic Discipline Coordinator: Business Services (Tourism and Hospitality Management, Sport, Recreation and Event Management, and Marketing).

Availability

By appointment.

Current teaching

  • Sport Business Planning

Responsibilities

  • Academic Discipline Coordinator: Business Services

Background

Dr Ruth Sibson is a Senior Lecturer within the Sport, Recreation Event Management program in the School of Business. She is currently the Academic Discipline Coordinator: Business Services. Ruth has been teaching and researching in the area of sport and recreation management for the past 20 years, and has worked at the University of Newcastle, Stirling University (Scotland) and at ECU over this time.

Her research interests focus upon developing sport, recreation, event and tourism opportunities for all citizens and business education, and she has conducted a number of recent research projects in these areas.

Ruth maintains strong industry links through her teaching and research interests and is an invited member of the Recreation Advisory Panel of the Department of Sport and Recreation (WA) and the North Metropolitan Regional Recreation Advisory Group.

Ruth also maintains links with academic associations; she is currently the Australian Membership Manager of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and has been a regular attendee at their conferences since 2001. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Annals of Leisure Research, the ANZALS journal.

When not working, Ruth enjoys the active side of sport and recreation as a keen hockey player and gym member, as well as the more passive side of watching sport (but particularly the AFL and the West Coast Eagles) on TV.

Professional associations

  • 2010 – 2017 The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Member
  • 2005 – 2017 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, Member
  • 1999 – 2017 Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies, Member

Awards and recognition

  • 2013 – ECU Academic Staff Award for the Best ePortfolio
  • 2011 - ECU Vice Chancellor's Award for Engagement in Teaching and Learning
  • 2009 - ECU Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Exemplifying University Values

Research areas and interests

  • Sport business development, tourism and event management
  • Business Education
  • Community sport and recreation development and equity
  • Globalization, gender and social change within sport
  • Leisure, recreation and physical activity

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Newcastle, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, The University of Western Australia, 1997.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Global Corporate Challenge Qualitative Research Project,  Centre for Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $5,168.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Strampel, K., Sibson, R., Main, S., (2017), Professional Development to Support the Embedding of ePortfolios in Higher Education Programs. ePortfolios in Australian Universities, 33-46, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1732-2.

Conference Publications

  • Sibson, R., Roepen, D., (2016), Evaluating the use of a career ePortfolio in the development of business students? professional identities. ePortfolios Australia Forum 2016: Connecting learning to the future, 53-60, Brisbane, Queensland, eLearning Services, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Sibson, R., Riebe, L., (2016), Developing professional identity through self-reflection using an ePortfolio app. ePortfolios Australia Forum 2016: Connecting learning to the future, 43-52, Brisbane, Queensland, Queensland University of Technology.

Journal Articles

  • Jackson, D., Sibson, R., Riebe, L., (2014), Undergraduate perceptions of the development of team-working skills. Education + Training, 56(1), 7-20, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ET-01-2013-0002.
  • Jackson, D., Sibson, R., Riebe, L., (2013), Delivering work-ready business graduates: Keeping our promises and evaluating our performance. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 4(1), 2-22.
  • Riebe, L., Sibson, R., Roepen, D., Meakins, K., (2013), Impact of industry guest speakers on business students' perceptions of employability skills development. Industry and Higher Education, 27(1), 55-66, London UK, I P Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2013.0140.
  • Rinaldi, G., Sanders, D., Sibson, R., (2013), The motivations and experiences of Australian Football League interstate sport tourists. Annals of Leisure Research, 16(1), 39-54, Abingdon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2013.770361.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Business,  A Review Of The Policy Development Processes That Relate To The Inclusion Of People With A Disability In Sport: Some Western Australian Evidence

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Family Life And Leisure In New Zealand: Leisure And Parenting In Heterosexual Couples During Pregnancy And First- Time Parenthood In Christchurch, New Zealand

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Business,  Effectiveness In Grass Roots Sport Clubs: Some Western Australian Evidence.
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