Nadina Ayer

Dr Nadina Ayer

  • nayer at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Sports Management
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Biography

Nadina Ayer holds a Ph.D. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her research interests include online communities, interpersonal and group dynamics, participation and leadership in sport, and management of sport and recreation. Nadina is a former varsity tennis player and a certified tennis coach (including wheelchair and cardio tennis). She is the co-founder of the Imamovic-Ayer Tennis Academy.

Journal Articles

  • Barton, K.R., Yazdani, A., Ayer, N., Kalvapalle, S., Brown, S., Stapleton, J., Brown, D.G. and Harrigan, K.A., 2017. The effect of losses disguised as wins and near misses in electronic gaming machines: A systematic review. Journal of Gambling Studies.
  • Ayer, N., 2015. Interpersonal dynamics in sport. Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Research, 13 (1).

Chapters

  • Ayer, N. and McCarville, R., 2020. Forging connections and community within an online tennis forum. Leisure and its communities: Rethinking mutuality, collective expression and belonging in the new century. Routledge.
  • Ayer, N. and McCarville, R., 2019. Exploring an online tennis community. Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Conferences

  • Ayer, N., Jiang, K., McCarville, R. and Mannell, R., 2016. Farm tourists: Exploring reasons for visiting "Ferienhof Faust". In: Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada Chapter 28-30 September 2016 Edmonton, Calgary, Canada.

Reports

Theses

  • Ayer, N., 2018. Online leisure communities: The case of tennis enthusiasts. PhD Thesis. University of Waterloo, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Posters

  • Ayer, N., 2018. Exploring the importance of coach-player relationship in inclusive tennis programming. In: Ninth International Conference on Sport & Society.
  • Ayer, N., 2017. Tennis coaching, athlete development and organizational effectiveness in Canada. In: Eighth International Conference on Sport and Society.

Others

  • Ayer, N., 2015. Safety and Wellbeing [Blog]. Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Published online.

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Wheelchair Tennis, Find Your Passion Sport Experience Event, KidsAbility, Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira, Ontario, Canada

Conference Presentations

  • Ninth International Conference on Sport & Society, Exploring the coach-player relationship in inclusive tennis programming., 19 Jul 2018, North Miami, USA
  • XIX International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice - Reflections, Responses, and Responsibility, Exploring the power dynamics in an online sports fan community., 15 Jul 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Online tennis forum: An arena for a coach-athlete relationship?, 01 Nov 2017, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Eighth International Conference on Sport and Society, Tennis coaching, athlete development and organizational effectiveness in Canada, 10 Jul 2017, London, UK
  • 15th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Word of mouth dynamics in an online sport community, 23 May 2017, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada Chapter Annual Conference, Farm tourists: Exploring reasons for visiting “Ferienhof Faust”, 28 Sep 2016, Edmonton, Calgary, Canada
  • Critical Tourism Studies North America Conference, Sleeping in the Hay: An act of resistance against mass tourism?, 01 Aug 2016, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
  • 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology: The Futures we want: Global Sociology and Struggles for a Better World, Online communities: The case of tennis enthusiasts, 10 Jul 2016, Vienna, Austria
  • Seventh International Conference on Sport and Society and the Sport and Society Knowledge Community, Coaching experience: The case of Canadian tennis coaches, 02 Jun 2016, Hanolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Seventh International Conference on Sport and Society and the Sport and Society Knowledge Community, Canadian women volunteers in community sport clubs, 02 Jun 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Seventh International Conference on Sport and Society and the Sport and Society Knowledge Community, Leisure physical activity, mental health, and life satisfaction among Canadians, 02 Jun 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada Chapter Annual Conference, A systematic literature review of service quality research in tourism, hospitality, and leisure, 23 Sep 2015, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • 6th International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) World Conference, Women in community sport leadership roles: A survey of women sport volunteers, 12 Jun 2014, Helsinki, Finland
  • 6th International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) World Conference, How to make it happen: Women with disabilities participating in sport, 12 Jun 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Attended Training

  • University Teaching Block Program, 04 Apr 2016, Fundamentals of University Teaching Certificate
  • Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, 03 Jan 2014, Tri-Council Policy Statement Certificate
  • Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) Cardio Tennis Professional Workshop, 19 Apr 2009, OTA Cardio Tennis Certificate
  • Teaching Online-Advanced Skills for Graduate Students
  • Grading Essays
  • Assessing Student Learning

Qualifications

  • PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2018)

Honours

  • Graduate Milestone Scholarship ($1,200) (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Senate Graduate Scholarship ($6,000) (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • AHS Graduate Experience Award ($35,000) (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Provost Doctorate Award ($5,000) (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Most Valuable Player (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • The President's Athlete Academic Honour Roll (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Ontario University Athletics Academic Achievement Award (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Judson Whiteside Leadership Award (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Bronze Medal (Ontario University Athletics, Ontario, Canada)
  • Athletic Financial Award ($500) (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • Wilfrid L. Blitzer Language Contest University of Waterloo "Top Students in German" Award ($500) (City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Memberships

  • Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, Member (2020-),
  • KW Sport Council, Member (2020-),
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