Experts available to comment on 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada vs China at the 2015 FIFA World Cup. (Wikimedia Commons)

Western University has the following experts available to comment on the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, including issues around representation in sport, sport ethics, sustainability of sporting events and more.

Alison Doherty
Professor, School of Kinesiology

Areas of expertise: Women in sport leadership roles, gender equity in sport leadership, maltreatment in high performance sport.

Laura Misener
Director and Professor, School of Kinesiology

Areas of expertise: Social impact of sport and events, sport governance, global sport leadership, management of Soccer Canada.

Erin Pearson
PhD Candidate, School of Kinesiology

Areas of expertise: Organizing mega sporting events, making sporting events more sustainable and equitable, sport policy and events, media representation.

Angela Schneider
Professor, School of Kinesiology

Areas of expertise: FIFA and ethics, athletes’ rights, women and sport and embodiment, philosophy of sport, sport medicine ethics, genetic doping in sport.

Dr. Jane Thornton
Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health; and Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Female athlete health in soccer, sports medicine, athlete mental health, injury and illness prevention in sport, long term athlete health.


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