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Dr. Dikaia Chatziefstathiou

Reader

School: School of Human and Life Sciences

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923090

Profile summary

Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, PhD (Loughborough), MSc (Loughborough), BSc (Thrace), undertook her first degree at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece before studying at Loughborough University, where she was awarded an MSc with distinction in 2000 and a PhD in 2005. She was appointed Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2005. Today she is a Reader in Olympic Studies and the Social Analysis of Sport.

Research and knowledge exchange

Dr Chatziefstathiou’s research interests are in Olympic Studies (Olympic Games, Olympic Movement, Olympism and related areas such as Olympic Education), globalisation and sport, sport and culture. She is an expert in Olympic Studies and her work on the ideology of Olympism and values has been widely published and cited in peer-reviewed academic journals nationally and internationally. She is the winner of the inaugural Coubertin Prize 2008 awarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) for her qualitative research on Pierre de Coubertin’s writings and speeches.

Teaching and subject expertise

Dr Chatziefstathiou’s research interests are in Olympic Studies (Olympic Games, Olympic Movement, Olympism and related areas), globalisation and sport, sport and culture. She is an expert in Olympic Studies and her work on the ideology of Olympism and values has been widely published and cited in peer-reviewed academic journals nationally and internationally. She is the winner of the inaugural Coubertin Prize 2008 awarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) for her qualitative research on Pierre de Coubertin’s writings and speeches.

External activities

As an international expert of Olympic Studies she has presented keynote speeches and invited papers at numerous conferences and events in the UK and worldwide and has been invited as a visiting professor in Singapore Olympic Academy, the International Olympic Academy (Olympia, Greece) and in the international Masters Programme in Olympic Studies (organized by the German Sport University Cologne, the University of Mainz, Loughborough University, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and University of Lyon). She acts as an International Research Expert for the Centre for Olympic Studies & Research at Loughborough University and was the Guest Editor for the Special Olympic Issue of the European Sport Management Quarterly (jointly with Professor Ian Henry). She is the author of the book ‘Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012’ published by Palgrave in 2012 (also jointly with Professor Ian Henry).

Publications and research outputs

  1. Chatziefstathiou, D. (2012) “Olympic Education and Beyond: Olympism and Value Legacies from the Olympic and Paralympic Games”, Educational Review, Volume 64, Number 3, 1 August 2012 , pp. 385-400(16)
  2. Weed, M., Coren, E., Fiore, J., Wellard, I., Mansfield, L., Chatziefstathiou, D. and Dowse, S. (2012) “Developing a Physical Activity Legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: A Policy–led Systematic Review”, Perspectives in Public Health, 132(2), pp. 75–80
  3. Chatziefstathiou, D. (2012) “Active Citizens and Public Policy: The Example of London 2012 Olympic Games”, International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism, volume 9, pp. 23–33[ISSN: 1791-874X]
  4. Chatziefstathiou, D.(2011)Changes and Continuities of the Ideology of Olympism in the Modern Olympic Movement,Sport in Society,14(3), pp. 332-344 [ISSN: 1743-0437] [ISSN: 1743-0437]
  5. Chatziefstathiou, D. and Henry, I.P. (2009) “Olympism, Governmentality and Technologies of Power”, Esporte e Sociedade Journal (Sport and Society Journal), Volume 12, July-August 2009, [ISSN online: 1809-1296]
  6. Segrave, J. and Chatziefstathiou, D. (2009) “Pierre de Coubertin’s Ideology of Beauty from the Perspective of the History of Ideas”, Esporte e Sociedade Journal (Sport and Society Journal), Volume 12, July-August 2009, [ISSN onine: 1809-1296]
  7. Chatziefstathiou, D. (2009) “Reading Baron Pierre de Coubertin: Issues of Race and Gender”, The Journal of Sport Literature: Aethlon, Issue 25.2 [ISSN: 1048-3756]
  8.  Giannoulakis, C., Stotlar, D., and Chatziefstathiou, D. (2008) “Olympic sponsorship: Evolution, challenges, and impact on the Olympic movement”, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, 9(4), July 2008. [ISSN printed: 1464-6668].
  9.  Chatziefstathiou, D. (2007) “The History of Marketing an Idea: The Example of Baron Pierre de Coubertin as a Social Marketer”, European Sport Management Quarterly (EASMQ), Vol. 7, No. 1, 55_80, March 2007, [ISSN: 1618: 4742]
  10. Chatziefstathiou, D. and Henry, I.P. (2007) “‘Hellenism and Olympism: Pierre de Coubertin and the Greek challenge to the early Olympic movement’, Sport in History, 27(1), pp. 24-43 [ISSN: 1746-0263]

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