Dr. Daniel O’Brien

Associate Professor - Bond University

Danny is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia. Danny is a graduate of Australian Catholic University and California State University, Long Beach, and in 2000, he completed a PhD in sport management at DeMontfort University, England. His doctoral thesis explored organisational change, specifically, the professionalization of rugby union in England. Danny currently teaches in the areas of sport tourism, event management, project management and strategic management. As a lifelong surfer, Danny’s primary research interest is in sustainable surf tourism and its ability to contribute to community building in remote developing country contexts. His other main research interests explore event leverage, and organisational change in sport. Danny is a board member of Gold Coast Surf City, Inc., a non-profit advocacy group representing the interests of the Gold Coast surf industry; and serves on the Editorial Boards of two academic journals. Danny has presented his work at over 20 international conferences and published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Annals of Tourism Research; European Journal of Marketing; International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research; Journal of Sport Management; Sport Management Review; European Sport Management Quarterly; and, Journal of Leisure Research.