Professor, Sport Management,
Dr. Alison Doherty is a Professor of Sport Management at Western University. Her research focuses on the capacity and management of nonprofit and community-based organizations for safe and inclusive sports and physical activity. She is a long-time advocate and investigator of girls’ and women’s participation, and is leading an interdisciplinary project with scholars and sports stakeholders mapping the youth sports concussion landscape in Canada. Her research portfolio includes sports and event volunteerism, nonprofit sports governance, and organizational capacity and innovation. Alison has consulted and shared her research with local, provincial, and national sports organizations.
She is the Lead of the Sports and Social Impact Research Group (SSIRG) at Western, a board member of Canada’s Sports Information Resource Centre (SIRC), former national team heptathlete, and a long time track and field coach with Western. She mentors apprentice coaches through the Coaching Association of Ontario’s Change the Game program.