Olesya Nedvetskaya

Olesya Nedvetskaya

Lecturer in Sport Business
Telephone number: +44(0)29 20 415309
Email address: onedvetskaya@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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).

Olesya previously worked for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and London 2012 Summer Olympics, which gave her invaluable practical insights into the world of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since 2016 Olesya is an Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Journal of Event Management (Cognizant Communication Corporation) and Cogent Social Sciences Journal (part of Taylor & Francis, Routledge).

Research Interests

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

Book chapters:

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.

External Links

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

Certificates:

2020: Certificate confirming the status of Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, HEA, United Kingdom.

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, United Kingdom.

Academic Awards:

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