With the 2012 games just around the corner there couldn’t be a better time to be at Bournemouth University considering planning, impacts and legacies around mega sports events. Combine this with a Santander Scholarship and PhD student Rami Mhanna looks set to produce world leading research.
Rami plans to evaluate the potential of various mega sport events to leverage impacts, to analyse the factors that contribute to effective planning for leveraging impacts and analyse the cultural differences between host countries. From this he will develop a model of best practice to allow future events to plan effectively for leveraging impacts and legacies.
His research will focus on the scientific planning and management strategies between sporting organisations and host countries with an emphasis on the partnership between them. For this research he will examine the planning process related to different mega events in order to evaluate the role of planning in developing appropriate impacts and legacies.
To achieve all this Rami will interview organisers of a wide variety of different events such as the 2012 and 2016 Games and the FIFA World Cups of 2014 and 2018. Rami is supervised and supported by the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University who are world-leaders in tourism research and a leading provider of degree courses uniquely focused on the environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts.