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Prof Daniel O'Brien  

PhD, BA, Dip.Teach.,

Prof Daniel O'Brien
Head of Program / Associate Professor
Bond Business School
Bond University QLD 4229

Head of Program / Associate Professor

Bond Business School

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 51483
+61 7 559 51483
Building Level: 1
Building: 5. Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Dr. Danny O'Brien is an Assoc. Professor and Head of Program, Sport Management, in the School of Health Sciences at Bond University. Dr. O'Brien is a graduate of Australian Catholic University and California State University, Long Beach. In 2000, he completed a PhD in sport management from DeMontfort University, England that explored organisational change in English rugby union. Dr. O'Brien teaches sport tourism, event management, and strategic management. His research interests lie in sustainable surf tourism, event leveraging, and organisational change. He has served on the Editorial Boards of three academic journals for over 10 years and is the incoming Associate Editor of Sport Management Review. Dr. O'Brien has presented at over 30 international conferences and published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Sport Management; Sport Management Review; European Sport Management Quarterly; Annals of Tourism Research; Journal of Sustainable Tourism; European Journal of Marketing; International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research; and Journal of Leisure Research. Dr. O'Brien is a member of Bond University's Water-Based Research Unit. He is also a Visiting Professor at both the Center for Surf Research at San Diego State University; and the Plymouth Sustainability and Surfing Research Group, Plymouth University, UK.
Doctor of Philosophy - DeMontfort University
Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Long Beach
Diploma of Teaching - Australian Catholic University
Professional admission & memberships

Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand

North American Society for Sport Management

European Association for Sport Management

Other professional appointments

Associate Editor (commencing Nov. 2013) - Sport Management Review

Recent Keynote Addresses
  • Benchmarking global best practice: Innovation and leadership in surf city tourism and industry development.
    2013 Global Surf Cities Conference, World Surf Cities Network