Ruth Sibson is a Senior Lecturer within the Sport, Recreation Event Management program in the School of Business and Law. Ruth is the Course Coordinator: Sport, Recreation and Event Management.
Key Research Areas
- Sport business development, tourism and event management
- Social change, equity and development in local, community sport
- Leisure, recreation and physical activity
- Business Education
Dr Ruth Sibson is a Senior Lecturer within the Sport, Recreation Event Management program in the School of Business and Law. She is currently the Course Coordinator: Sport, Recreation and Event Management. 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 recently led a Tourism, Festival and Event Management student study tour group to Edinburgh in conjunction with Edinburgh Napier University.
Ruth also maintains links with academic associations; she is currently the Membership Manager of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and has been a regular attendee at their conferences. 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.