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Dr Na Young Ahn

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  • nyahn at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Sport and Event Management
  • Dorset House D131, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am Nayoung (with two syllables), a lecturer in the Department of Sport and Event Management (SEM) in the Bournemouth University Business School (BUBS). Before joining, I worked as a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Education at Gyeongsang National University and as an assistant professor in the Department of Football Science at Honam University. I taught a broad range of undergraduate courses at Texas A&M University where I completed my doctorate in Health and Kinesiology, with an emphasis on Sport Management. I received my master’s degree in Sport Science from Seoul National University, where I gained an in-depth knowledge of sport participation and consumer behaviour, and did my undergraduate degree in Sport and Leisure Studies from Uiduk University, where I played intercollegiate football competitively.

I am researching sport-related topics focused on cultural diversity, inclusion, and social justice in sport governance and leadership, as well as applications of systematic reviews in the field of sport management...


Journal Articles

  • Cunningham, G., Dixon, M., Singer, J., Oshiro, K., Ahn, N.Y. and Weems, A., 2021. A site to resist and persist: Diversity, social justice, and the unique nature of sport. Journal of Global Sport Management, 6 (1), 30-48.
  • Ahn, N.Y. and Cunningham, G., 2020. Standing on a glass cliff? A case study of FIFA’s gender initiatives. Managing Sport and Leisure, 25 (1-2), 114-137.
  • Cunningham, G. and Ahn, N.Y., 2019. Moderation in sport management research: Room for growth. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 23 (4), 301-313.
  • Cunningham, G., Ahn, N.Y., Anderson, A. and Marlene, D., 2018. Gender, coaching, and occupational turnover. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 27 (2), 63-72.
  • Ahn, N.Y. and Cunningham, G., 2017. Cultural values and gender equity on National Olympic Committee boards. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10 (6), 857-874.


  • Cunningham, G. and Ahn, N.Y., 2019. The role of bias in the under-representation of women in leadership positions. In: Lough, N. and Geurin, A., eds. Routledge handbook of the business of women’s sport. New York, NY: Routledge, 83-94.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • L4 Beginning Research in Sport & Exercise
  • L5 Conducting Research in Sport & Exercise
  • L6 Strategy & Leadership
  • L6 Strategic Sport Management