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Greg Dingle

Lecturer, Sport Management
La Trobe University

Greg Dingle (PhD) is a sport management researcher at La Trobe University’s Center for Sport & Social Impact. My research focuses on climate change impacts on sport, risks, vulnerability & adaptation, and is published in Managing Sport and Leisure, Science of the Total Environment, International Journal of Sport Marketing & Sponsorship, the International Journal of Environmental Sustainability, & Routledge Sport and Environmental Sustainability + Handbook of Sport and the Environment.

Biography

As a PhD in sport management, I am a Lecturer at the La Trobe University Business School in the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism in Melbourne, Australia. After earning a trio of degrees in sport management, my teaching spans sport management, sport policy, and Education for Sustainability (EfS).

After a brief career in the sports industry, I joined the La Trobe University Business School, and the Centre for Sport & Social Impact. The aim of my research is to make a positive impact on people's lives.

I do this by specializing in climate impacts, risks and vulnerability for people and organizations, and how they can adapt and become resilient. I help organizations to understand environmental issues, manage risks, and seize opportunities in an environmentally and commercially challenging world.

My research therefore focuses on climate change impacts on sport, associated risks, vulnerability, resilience & adaptation. Climate impacts on public health is a strong focus. My research applies to professional, sub-elite, and community-levels of sport, and has implications for sport industry practitioners, policymakers and participants alike. Climate impacts on sport and public health is key focus.

This work is published in a range of titles including Managing Sport and Leisure, the International Journal of Sport Marketing & Sponsorship, and the International Journal of Environmental Sustainability. I have also co-edited Routledge’s research book, Sport and Environmental Sustainability, and contributed to Routledge’s Handbook of Sport and the Environment.

My research is increasingly multi-disciplinary in nature, and involves collaborations with at least 10 other researchers from disciplines as diverse as sport management, soil and plant sciences, and atmospheric climate science. My fabulous research collaborators are located in Australia, Canada, England, and the United States, and I am looking forward to further collaborations with interested colleagues.

And...as a member of the Sport Ecology Group (www.sportecology.org/about-seg and @SportEcoGroup), I work towards producing high-quality research in sport ecology, catalyzing industry-academy knowledge exchange, raising public awareness of sport ecology-related topics, and creating opportunities for students to learn and grow as professionals.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Research, sport management, sport and climate change, environmental sustainability, climate impacts, climate vulnerability, climate resilience, climate adaptation

Personal Interests

    Travel, food, languages, and...surfing

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Sport and Environmental Sustainability: Dingle & Mallen - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Sport and environmental sustainability: Research and strategic management

Environmental impacts on sport: Vulnerability, risk, resilience, and adaptation


Published: Sep 06, 2020 by Sport and environmental sustainability: Research and strategic management
Authors: Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

It is argued that it is important for sport managers, policymakers & scholars to be aware of these inter-linked concepts to understand the complexity of sport’s relationship with nature, contemporary challenges posed by environmental impacts for sport, and the potential for better responses to these challenges

Sport and environmental sustainability: Research and strategic management

Sport and education for environmental sustainability


Published: Sep 06, 2020 by Sport and environmental sustainability: Research and strategic management
Authors: Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Education, Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This text is a review of academic peer reviewed research publications regarding sport and education for environmental sustainability. This text discusses the intellectual origins of such education, how it can be conceptualized, and reasons why it can/should be included in higher education. The author argues that the integration of environmental concepts into sport higher education programs is a priority to achieve an environmentally sustainable sport sector.

Managing Sport and Leisure

Community sports fields and atmospheric climate impacts: Australian and Canadian perspectives


Published: May 22, 2020 by Managing Sport and Leisure
Authors: Dingle, G. W. & Mallen, C.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This paper presents a study of atmospheric climate impacts on community-level sports clubs’ (CLSC) in Australia and Canada, their vulnerability and resilience, and organisational responses. Findings: CLSCs in both nations experienced vulnerability to climate impacts. This study offers insights into the changing practice of sport management at the community-level, and challenge the assumption that climate is a static and benign resource for sport

Science of the Total Environment

Soil greenhouse gas emissions from Australian sporting fields


Published: Mar 10, 2020 by Science of the Total Environment
Authors: Riches, D., Porter, I., Dingle, G. W., Grover, S. & Gendall, A.
Subjects: Sports and Leisure, Environment and Agriculture

Managed turf is a potential net source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study used chambers to measure nitrous oxide (N2O) methane (CH4) emissions from sports fields. The N2O emissions were relatively high compared to other land uses in Australia highlighting the importance of accounting for these emissions at a national level and investigating mitigation practices.

Managing Sport and Leisure

Playing the climate game: Climate change impacts, resilience and adaptation in the climate-dependent sport sector


Published: Sep 30, 2018 by Managing Sport and Leisure
Authors: Dingle, G. W. & Stewart, B.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This study focused on understanding climate change issues for major sport stadia and the organizations that manage them. The results reveal 4 climate change issues: organizational uncertainty; greater management complexity and cost risks associated with water and energy resources & waste outputs. The results challenge the assumption that climate change impacts and responses are limited to non-sport and leisure industries

Routledge handbook of sport and the environment

Sport-environmental sustainability (Sport-ES) education


Published: Sep 01, 2018 by Routledge handbook of sport and the environment
Authors: Dingle, G. W. & Mallen, C.
Subjects: Education, Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This text is a review of the current pedagogies in sport management Education for Sustainability (EfS)/Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Two contrasting approaches are discussed: (1) stand-alone EfS/ESD subjects; (2) teaching EfS/ESD at the topic-level across a range of sport management subjects. This chapter will offer sport management educators and practitioners valuable insights into how to teach and learn sustainability.

International Journal of Environmental Sustainability

Climate change and Canadian communities' grass-based sport fields


Published: Jan 17, 2017 by International Journal of Environmental Sustainability
Authors: Mallen, C. & Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This paper presents a study of atmospheric climate impacts on municipal grass-based sports fields in Canada. Each participant was provided a code name, including Participant–1 (P–1) to Participant–16). These impacts involved two key areas: seasons that were not normal as well as new pests and disease. The results challenge the assumption that climate has not impacted community sport in Canada.

SAGE handbook of sport management

Sport, the natural environment, and sustainability


Published: Jan 11, 2016 by SAGE handbook of sport management
Authors: Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This text is a review of the orientation and findings of research pertaining to sport, the natural environment and sustainability. In the field of sport, relatively few studies have examined the impact of sport on the natural environment, or the environmental sustainability of current sport management practices. This chapter concludes with a discussion of research questions that reflect gaps in the literature that may guide future research efforts.

Managing Leisure

Managing multi-purpose leisure facilities in a time of climate change


Published: Feb 17, 2014 by Managing Leisure
Authors: McDonald, K., Stewart, B. & Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

In this study, we examined ways in which multi-purpose leisure facilities – key sites for aquatic, exercise & indoor sport programs – have responded to the climate change problem. Managers of facilities were aware of the climate change problem, and were prepared to change in response to shifting weather patterns. Additionally, these resources were used to pursue mainly adaptation strategies that included more efficient electric power use and frugal water use.

International Journal of Sport Marketing and Sponsorship

Sustaining the race: A review of literature pertaining to the environmental sustainability of motorsport


Published: Oct 01, 2009 by International Journal of Sport Marketing and Sponsorship
Authors: Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

This paper discusses motorsport through the lense of environmental sustainability amid growing concerns about the impact of human activity on the environment. It positions motorsport in a global environmental context, and explores the often used concept of sustainability. The results suggest that while motorsport is a significant sporting activity for economic & social reasons, there are considerable doubts as to whether it is currently managed and marketed in an environmentally sustainable way

Routledge handbook of sport and sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goal 7: sport’s role in ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy


Published: Mar 01, 0202 by Routledge handbook of sport and sustainable development
Authors: Nguyen, S. & Dingle, G. W.
Subjects: Built Environment, Sports and Leisure, Environment and Sustainability

Purpose: This section presents an overview of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. We aimed to review how SDG 7 aligns with the business of sport, and how sport organizations have engaged their communities in promoting SDG 7. Research Contribution: This section demonstrates sport’s capacity to contribute to wider global efforts to achieve affordable, reliable and accessible energy.

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