Olesya's research interests, teaching and professional experience are closely related to mega sport events and the issues of governance and legacies. Her PhD thesis was on the Social Legacy of Mega Sport Events: Individual, Organisational and Societal Implications of the London 2012 Games Maker Programme (University of Glasgow, 2015).
Legacy and impacts of mega sport events; governance of sport events; stakeholder management; people management; organisational learning, knowledge management & transfer.
Sport events and social justice (social inclusion and diversity, gender inequity, human rights violations, etc.); politics of sport events; sport event tourism and development; refugee crisis and sport for development.
Research / Publications
Nedvetskaya, O. and Girginov, V. (2018). Volunteering Legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. In Brittain, I., Bocarro, J., Swart, K. and Byers, T. (Eds), Legacies and Mega-Events: Fact or Fairy Tales? (pp. 61-78). London: Routledge.
Nedvetskaya, O., Purcell, R. and Hastings, A. (2016). Looking Back at London 2012: Recruitment, Selection and Training of Games Makers. In: Poynter, G., Viehoff, V. and Li, Y. (Eds). The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City. (pp. 293-306). London: Routledge.
Nedvetskaya, O. (2006). Problems of the Government Regulation of Migration: A North Aspect. In: Russian North: Trajectory and Social Development Perspectives. Moscow: KNORUS.
Nedvetskaya, O. (2006). The Connection between 'Regional Social Policy' and 'Social Policy in the Region'. In: Social and Regional Studies, 2d Ed. Irkutsk: Irkutsk State University Pamphlet.
Conference proceedings (selected):
Nedvetskaya, O. Mega Sport Event Volunteering in Russia. Presented at the European Association for Sport Management Conference EASM 2019, 3-7 September 2019. Seville (Spain).
Nedvetskaya, O. A multi-dimensional framework as a new way of studying the management of Olympic volunteering. Presented at the European Association for Sport Management Conference EASM 2018, 5-8 September 2018. Malmo (Sweden).
Nedvetskaya, O. and Girginov, V.
Managing volunteering legacy of the London 2012. Presented at the European Association for Sport Management Conference EASM 2017, September 5-8, 2018. Bern (Switzerland).
Nedvetskaya, O. Looking Back at London 2012: Recruitment and Training of Games Makers. Presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, May 27-31, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
Nedvetskaya, O. Motivations of Sport Event Volunteers: an Olympic Effect? Presented at the 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research, October 30-31-2014, London, Ontario (Canada)
Nedvetskaya, O. One Country, One Legacy: Manchester and London Games. Ten Years Apart, Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Conference, November 5-8, 2014, Portland, Oregon (USA)
Invited keynote speeches:
Nedvetskaya, O. INVITED SPEAKER at THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "SUSTAINABILITY AND LEGACY IN SPORT: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES", November 27-28, 2019 in Kiev (Ukraine).
Nedvetskaya, O. KEYNOTE SPEEKER at The WORLD CONFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SPORTS FEDERATION (FISU) "STUDENT SPORTS EVENTS: INNOVATION FOR LEGACY AND SUSTAINABILITY", March 4-8, 2019 in Krasnoyarsk (Russia). Part of XXIX Winter Universiade 2019.
Teaching and Supervision
Olesya has extensive experience in creating and delivering traditional (face-to-face), on-line and blended learning. She is a module leader for L5 Managing Events and L6 Strategic Sport Event Management modules. She is teaching on a range of other modules, supervising students’ dissertations and is a personal tutor for L5 Sport Management students.
European Association for Sport Management (EASM), 2017- Present
Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ), 2017-2018
Chartered Management Institute (CMI), 2012-2013
Place, Social Capital and Learning (PASCAL) International Observatory, 2010-2015
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), 2014-2015
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), 2014-2015
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), 2012-2013
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 2006-2007
Qualifications and Awards
2015: PhD in Sport Event Management, University of
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2008: MPA in Comparative and Developmental
Administration, Northern Illinois University, United States of America
2003: Diploma (with Distinction) Management in
Organisations, Irkutsk State University, Russia.
2002: BSc (Honors) Business and Management, University
of Maryland, United States of America
confirming the status of Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, HEA, United
2019: Postgraduate Certificate (PGCERT) in Learning and
Teaching in Higher Education. Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.
2012: Certificate in
Personal Development as a First Line Manager. Chartered Management Institute,
2018: New Researcher Award, 26th European Sport
Management Conference, Malmo, Sweden
2013: Graduate Scholar Award, 4th International Conference
on Sport and Society, Chicago, United States of America
2013: Graduate Bursary Award, International Conference
“Olympic Legacies: Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities”, London, United Kingdom
2012: Level 3 Award in First Line Management (QCF),
Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom