Researcher biography

Dr Fairley's research focuses on three major streams: sport and event tourism, volunteerism, and the globalization of sport. Dr Fairley has conducted various research and consultancy projects in the United States, China, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Recent projects she has been involved in include the globalization of Australian Rules Football in international markets, the sport tourism behaviours of friends and family of athletes who travel to the Olympic Games, and the legacy of Olympic volunteerism. Dr Fairley currently serves on the advisory board of the United States Australian Football League.