Honorary Reader and Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Studies, The University of Queensland

Dr Ian Jobling, Sport and Olympic Historian, is an Honorary Reader and Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Studies at The University of Queensland. He was inaugural Editorial Review Board Member of Olympika: International Journal of Olympic Studies.

Dr Jobling has linked his research interests in the socio-cultural aspects of sport, especially the Olympic Movement, with Olympic Education. He was an Honorary Consultant and member of the International Steering Committee of the Greece-based Foundation of Olympic and Sport Education (FOSE) which has produced an Olympic Education program with the support of the International Olympic Committee and UNESCO to be used in schools globally.

Ian was also an inaugural member of the Education and Ethics Committee of WADA - the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Ian received the Australian Prime Minister and Governor General's 2000 Australian Sports Medal for services to Olympic Movement and Olympic Education. In December 2013, Ian was one of the first two Australians to receive the Vikelas Award of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) for dedication and service to the Olympic Movement

Experience

  • –present
    Honorary Reader and Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Studies, The University of Queensland

Honours

Australian Prime Minister and Governor General's 2000 Australian Sports Medal; Life-Member Queensland Olympic Council