20 Aug Jacqueline about her PhD in Sport Management applied to Paralympic Sport
My name is Jacqueline Patatas, originally from Brazil, but currently living in Belgium to conduct my PhD at Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s Faculty of Physical Education. My field of study is quite unique, as I am one of the few scholars doing research in sport management applied to the Paralympic Sport context. The specific focus of my PhD is on identifying the influence of sport policy factors in the development of Paralympic athletes’ pathways. I am also one of the researchers engaged on the development of the Para-SPLISS project, which is supported by the SPLISS consortium, and aims to develop a global understanding surrounding the factors optimising the successful development of Paralympic athletes, both at the national elite sport system as well as at a sport-specific level.
Making my debut at EASM will be an exciting experience by bringing Paralympic sports to the discussion in sport management. As being passionate about Paralympic sport, I am pleased to encounter sport management experts, since disability sports policy development may transcend to higher levels from their helpful insights. I am also pleased to be part of the organisation of the Workshop on Disability Sports, which will provide a unique networking opportunity between scholars and students with an interest in the field of disability sport studies. In addition, the best way possible to kick off this experience will be participating in the PhD Student Seminar, which I am confident that it will help me to boost my research skills, and at the same time, will give me the opportunity to present my work and receive feedback from both, novel and respected researchers in the field. Last but not least, it will be an enjoyable way to exchange experience with other PhD students from around the world.
Looking forward to EASM 2018, see all of you in Malmo and a safe trip to all participants!