Prof David Shilbury

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Sport Management

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Diploma of Teaching, WA College of Adv. Edu., 1978
Bachelor of Applied Science, WA College of Adv. Edu., 1986
Master of Science, University of Massachusetts, 1989
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1995

Contact

Biography summary

Professor David Shilbury is the Foundation Chair in Sport Management and a former Head of the School of Management and Marketing (2002-07) at Deakin University. Prior to joining Deakin University in 1990 he worked in cricket, golf and local government in Perth, Western Australia. Dr Shilbury was appointed as Australia’s first professor of sport management in 2000.

His qualifications include a PhD from Monash University, a Master of Science (Sport Management) from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Recreation) and a Diploma of Teaching from Edith Cowan University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Shilbury has in excess of 100 publications including 11 books, 1 edited conference proceeding, 6 book chapters, 63 refereed publications in more than 20 different journals worldwide, 15 technical reports and 10 non-refereed publications. He has also presented in excess of 100 conference papers. His co-authored text entitled Strategic Sport Marketing (Allen & Unwin), the first of its kind in Australia, was first published in January 1998 and the 4th edition was released in 2014 (2nd edition adapted for the Netherlands in 2004 and Greece in 2007, translated into Chinese in 2004). In addition, he is the lead author of Sport Management in Australia. An Organisational Overview 4th edition (2011) also published by Allen & Unwin.

Research grants include those from the Australian Research Council, the Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, Sport and Recreation Minister’s Council and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Research interests include governance, sport development, journal quality and strategy.

David was the Foundation President of the Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ) from 1995-2001, was a member of the Australian Football League Tribunal from 1992-2003, a board member of the Confederation of Australian Sport in 2005 and a Trustee to the Bowater Trust from 2002-2007, and is currently an executive council Member of the North American Society for Sport Management and a Director of Golf Victoria. He is also a Director of the Frankston Regional Aquatic Centre Pty Ltd. (trading as the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre).

He is the Editor of the Journal of Sport Management, and was editor of Sport Management Review from 2002-2004 and remains a member of the editorial board of Sport Management Review.

Awards received include the inaugural Jim and Alison Leslie award for teaching excellence at Deakin University in 1998, Victorian Sports Federation’s Eunice Gill Award for Sport Leadership (2000), Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (2009) and the inaugural SMAANZ Distinguished Service award in 2009, and was the first non-North American scholar to be awarded (2011) the prestigious Earle. F. Zeigler lecture award by the North American Society for Sport Management.
 

Research interests

sport governance, sport development, strategy, journal quality, bibliometrics

Affiliations

Seoul National University - Global Sport Management Graduate program, Faculty

International Visiting Professor, Coventry University, 2013-2015

Knowledge areas

Sport management, sport governance, sport development, strategy

Expertise

Professor Shilbury is an internationally regconised scholar in sport management and governance and the organisation and delivery of sport. Specifically, his research expertise is in sport governance, sport development and strategy.
  • Sport management/governance

Conferences

2015  Collaborative governance: Mapping future sport governance research. Paper presented at the 30th Annual North American Society for Sport Management conference, 2-6 June, Ottawa, Canada. (with L. Ferkins).

2015  Positioning sport management journals for the future impact. Workshop 30th Annual North American Society for Sport Management conference, 2-6 June, Ottawa, Canada. (with Washington, Doherty, Taylor, Chalip, Funk)


2014 Questions of commercial ownership in sport governance. The Super Rugby journey. Paper presented at the 20th Annual SMAANZ conference, 27-29 November, Melbourne. (with L. Ferkins, T. Meiklejohn, A Karg, K. Rowe, K. Bruffy)

2014  Considering an integrative framework for collaborative governance to guide future research. Paper presented at the 21st Annual European Association for Sport Management, 10-12 September, Coventry UK. (with L. Ferkins).


2014  Exploring the utility of collaborative governance. Paper presented at the 29th Annual North American Society for Sport Management conference, 29-31 May, Pittsburgh, USA. (with L. Ferkins).
 

2013 Collaborative Governance in Non-profit Sport. Paper presented at the 19th Annual SMAANZ conference, 20-22 November, Dunedin, NZ (with I. O''Boyle)

2013  Supporting Women's Cycling in Australia. Paper presented at the 19th Annual SMAANZ conference, 20-22 November, Dunedin, NZ (with K. Rowe, L. Ferkins, E. Hinckson)

2013 The Elite Sport Selection System in Australia: Selector's Perceptions. Paper presented to the 19th Annual SMAANZ conference, 20-22 November, Dunedin, NZ. (with S. Hillas)

2013 Ethical Practices in Sport Management Publishing: Consideration of a Volunteer Code of Conduct. Paper presented at the 28th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, 28 May -1 June, Austin, Texas USA. (with A. Doherty, H. Preuss, B. Seguin, T. Taylor)

2013 Sport Governance: Re-engaging Stakeholders. Paper presented at the 28th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, 28 May -1 June, Austin, Texas USA. (with L. Ferkins)

2012 Assessing Citation Patterns by Comparative Analysis in Two leisure Domains. Paper presented to the 18th Annual SMAANZ Conference, 28-30 November, Sydney. (with R. Rentschler)

2012 Women's Cycling Participation in Australia: Barriers, Motivators and the Role of Education. Paper presented at the 18th Annual SMAANZ Conference, 28-30 November, Sydney. (with K. Rowe, L. Ferkins, & Erica Hinckson).

2012 Assessing External Impact: Comparing Sport and Arts Management Citations. Paper presented at the 27th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, 22-26 May, Seattle, USA. (with R. Rentschler).

2012 Sport Development and Physical Activity Promotion: An Integrated Model to Encourage Collaboration and Enhance Understanding. Paper presented at the 27th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, 22-26 May, Seattle, USA. (with K. Rowe, L. Ferkins, & Erica Hinckson).

2012 Sport Management Education in Australia. Paper presented to the 2012 Global Sport Summit, 28, 29 April, Taipei, Taiwan.

2011 Women's Participation in Cycling: A Case Study of Cycling Education in Australia. Paper presented to the 17th Annual SMAANZ Conference, 23-25 November, Melbourne. (with K. Rowe, L. Ferkins, & E. Hinkson)

2011 Don't Put a Square Piece in a Round Hole: Match the CEO to the Strategic Plan. Paper presented to the 17th Annual SMAANZ Conference, 23-25 November, Melbourne. (with G. Schoenberg)

2011 Current Trends and Key Issues in Australian Sport Management, Invited keynote address, Asia Taipei International Sport Industry Forum, 19 November, Taipei, Taiwan.

Professional activities

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sport Management

Member, Editorial Board, Sport Management Review

Member & Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Executive Council, North American Society for Sport Management

Director, Frankston Regional Aquatic Centre Pty Ltd (trading as Peninsula Aquatic & Recreation Centre)

Director, Golf Victoria

Member, North American Society for Sport Management

Member, Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand

Media appearances

Various TV (9 News, ABC Contact Sport, ABC Sunday breakfast)

Numerous radio interviews, AM, PM, Radio Australia

Numerous press contributions, quotes, online 

Awards

  1. 2011  Dr Earle F. Zeigler award recipient, North American Society for Sport Management
  2. 2009  Inaugural Distinguished Service Award, Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand
  3. 2009 Research Fellow, North American Society for Sport Management
  4. 2004 Recognition of Exemplary Service, Sport Management Association of Australian & New Zealand (as Editor, Sport Management Review, 2002-2004)
  5. 2001  Recognition of Exemplary Service, Sport Management Association of Australian & New Zealand (as Foundation President 1995-2001)
  6. 2000  Eunice Gill Award for Sport Management, Victorian Sports Federation annual awards
  7. 1998 Dr Jim & Alison Leslie Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University
  8. 1998   Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University
     

Projects

Sport Governance