Visitors and honorary members


Matthew Scholes

Matthew ScholesMatthew has over 15 years experience working in the sporting industry on athlete development, event management, sports marketing and training and education. He has developed Positive Sports Coaching (PSC) models in collaboration with Assocate Professor Waters, University of Melbourne. The PSC models provide coaches and sporting organisations with the tools to implement a positive psychology approach.

Matthew made two presentations as a La Trobe Visiting Scholar, at the 2013 World Congress on Positive Pscyhology (WCPP). The titles of these presentations are "The effect of positive psychology on the well being of sports coaches" and "Infusing Positive Psychology into Sport ". For more information about the PSC models visit Positive Sports Coaching


Professor Mark S. Rosentraub

Mark S. RosentraubMark is the Bruce and Joan Bickner Endowed Professor, Sport Management/School of Kinesiology, and Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management, University of Michigan, has been studying and writing about the economics of sports teams, events, and facilities and the linkage between sports, amenities, and urban and economic development for more than 30 years.  He has written or co-authored four different books and more than 100 academic articles and book chapters on different aspects of sports, tourism, amenities, and local economic development.

Dr. Rosentraub has also worked with the University of Nevada Las Vegas on their plans for a mega-event facility and has projected the economic value of that venue for the Las Vegas economy. Dr. Rosentraub continues to work with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis focusing on their economic value to the Central Indiana economy and on plans for new activities and events.

'Sport Facilities, Urban Revitalization, and Economic Development' [PDF 1.7MB]
* presentation made to VicHealth/Centre for Sport and Social Impact Forum 17 August 2012.
*If you require an alternate format of this PDF please contact Prof Rosentraub.


Professor Alison Doherty

Alison DohertyAlison is Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Dr. Doherty’s research efforts focus broadly on the management of nonprofit and community sport. She co-authored the text Managing People in Sport Organizations: A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective (2008) with Australian colleagues Drs. Tracy Taylor and Peter McGraw, has published two book chapters, and contributed to over 60 journal articles and research and consultancy reports in the field of sport management.

Professor Doherty is a NASSM (Northern American Society for Sport Management) Research Fellow, and a former President of NASSM. She is the Associate Editor of Sport Management Review. Professor Doherty’s ongoing research program investigates various organizational aspects of community sport, including organisational capacity, sport volunteerism, governance, and innovation.



Professor Fred Coalter

Fred CoalterFred is Professor of Sports Policy at the University of Stirling. His research interests relate to the contributions which it is claimed that sport can make to various aspects of social policy. His published work includes A Wider Social Role for Sport: Who’s Keeping the Score? (Routledge, 2007) and he is responsible for compiling Sport England/UK Sport’s on-line research-based Value of Sport Monitor.

In addition, he writes and researches in the area of sport-for-development, having published Sport-in-Development: A Monitoring and Evaluation Manual (UK Sport/ UNICEF, 2006) which was based on fieldwork in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mumbai. Currently, he is completing a three year study for UK Sport and Comic Relief of sport-for-development projects in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda (2), Mumbai and Calcutta.

In association with the Loughborough Partnership, he undertook the monitoring and evaluation of International Inspiration (the London 2012 legacy programme) and is responsible for the work in Brazil and India. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swiss Academy for Development.

'Sport and social impacts: Fuzzy snapshots and clear videos' [PDF 2MB]* presentation made to VicHealth/Centre for Sport and Social Impact Forum 17 December 2010

*If you require an alternate format of this PDF please contact Prof Coalter.


Associate Professor Tsutomu Kobayashi, Visiting Fellow 2010

Tsutomu KobayashiTsutomu Kobayashi is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Policy Studies at the Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan and has an interest in a broad range of sport topics including sport policy, sport and social capital, sport and social integration. He also has research interests in the fields of the sport development assistance in the South Pacific.