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Dr. Kamilla Swart

Dr. Kamilla Swart is Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment (MSEM), Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation. The MSEM is a joint degree with the University of South Carolina. Kamilla also serves as a Senior Research Associate, School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Kamilla’s research interests include sport and event tourism, with a specific focus on mega-events and sport tourism policies, strategies, impacts, sustainability, and legacy.  She is the author of Sport Tourism and over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and 25 book chapters related to sport, tourism, and events, and has consulted broadly in the public and private sectors. Kamilla was instrumental in developing the 2010 FIFA World Cup Research Agenda and served as the City of Cape Town’s Research Coordinator for 2010. This led to her appointment as project lead for South Africa as part of a five-university partnership project on mega-event legacy and management funded by the European Union; and the publication of Legacies and mega events: Facts or fairy tales (Brittain, Bocarro, Byers & Swart; Routledge, 2018). Her work has been focused in contributing to sport, tourism, and event knowledge in the developing context, and in the global South in particular. She is currently driving the 2022 FIFA World Cup Research Agenda, working closely with the Qatar Foundation 2022 FIFA World Cup Master Program and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.