Professor Lesley Ferkins

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Professor / SPRINZ Director

Email: lesley.ferkins@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7890-3152

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Academic appointments:

  • Professor, Sport Leadership & Governance, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Director, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Associate Professor, Sport Leadership & Governance, Auckland University of Technology (2015 - ongoing)
  • Associate Professor Sport Leadership & Governance, Unitec Institute of Technology (2013 - 2014)
  • Senior Lecturer, Sport Management, Deakin University, Melbourne (2009 - 2011)
  • Senior Lecturer, Sport Management, PG Head School of Sport & Rec, Auckland University of Technology (2007 - 2009)
  • Senior Lecturer, Sport Management, Programme Director, Unitec Institute of Technology (1999 - 2007)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Master of Arts (Applied) in Recreation & Leisure Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Washington/Victoria University of Wellington

Overview:

Lesley’s area of research specialisation is the leadership and governance of sport organisations. In this, she has worked closely with the boards of national sport organisations in New Zealand as part of action research interventions to develop board strategic capability. In Australia her research involved global sport governance and work with Australian state and national sport organisations in developing governance capability. She currently has an ongoing programme of research in leadership and governance with New Zealand Rugby, and is part of an international team active in the evaluation of action research impact that encompasses projects in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Research interests:

Sport governance, sport leadership, action research, sport management, sport development

Teaching summary:

Lesley's teaching involvement spans postgraduate and undergraduate courses that include sport leadership and governance, strategic sport management, sport organisation, and work integrated learning. Lesley currently supervisors a stable of masters and PhD research students whose topics contribute to research and practice in leadership, governance and management of sport/sport organisations. Her preferred research approach and expertise is in action research with a strong qualitative orientation.

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Director, Tennis New Zealand (2020 - ongoing)
  • Director, Tennis New Zealand (2019 - ongoing)
  • Director, Tennis New Zealand (2017 - ongoing)
  • Director, Tennis New Zealand (2017 - ongoing)
  • Director, Tennis New Zealand (2016 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Sport Management Association Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Industry Engagement Award, SMAANZ (2018 - 2019)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Associate Editor, Sport Management Review (2020 - ongoing)
  • Associate Editor, Sport Management Review (2019 - ongoing)
  • Associate Editor, Sport Management Review (2018 - ongoing)
  • Associate Editor, Sport Management Review (2017 - ongoing)
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer, Sport Management Review (2012 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Bryham, G., Ferkins, L., Dee, K., & Mueller, J. (2019). Women’s involvement in sport governance: A case study of New Zealand Rugby. In N. Lough, & A. Geurin (Eds.), Routledge handbook of the business of women’s sport (pp. 316-328). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • O'Brien, D., Parent, M. M., Ferkins, L., & Gowthorp, L. (2019). Strategic management in sport. New York, NY: Routledge.

  • O’Boyle, I., Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2019). Toward a working model of leadership in nonprofit sport governance. Journal of Sport Management, 33(3), 189-202. doi:10.1123/jsm.2018-0227

  • Dee, K., Bryham, G., & Ferkins, L. (2018). Advancing leadership in sport management: Revealing the significance of emotional intelligence. International Journal of Sport Management, 19(1).

  • Billsberry, J., Mueller, J., Skinner, J., Swanson, S., Corbett, B., & Ferkins, L. (2018). Reimagining leadership in sport management: Lessons from the social construction of leadership. Journal of Sport Management, 32(2). doi:10.1123/jsm.2017-0210

  • Ferkins, L., Skinner, J., & Swanson, S. (2018). Sport leadership: A new generation of thinking. In Journal of Sport Management (Iss. 2). doi:10.1123/jsm.2018-0054

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & O'Boyle, I. (2018). Leadership in governance: Exploring collective board leadership in sport governance systems. Sport Management Review, 21(3), 221-231. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2017.07.007

  • Piggot-Irvine, E., Ferkins, L., & Cady, P. (2018). Goal attainment scaling in action research: Enhancing a systems thinking orientation. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35. doi:10.1002/sres.2459

  • Ferkins, L., Dee, K., Naylor, M., & Bryham, G. (2017). Navigating two worlds: Pacific Island experiences and contribution to non-playing participation in rugby.

  • Shilbury, D., O'Boyle, I., & Ferkins, L. (2016). Towards a research agenda in collaborative sport governance. Sport Management Review, 19(5). doi:10.1016/j.smr.2016.04.004

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2016). Developing a theory of board strategic balance. In G. B. Cunningham, J. S. Fink, & A. Doherty (Eds.), Routledge handbook of theory in sport management (pp. 114-130). London: Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138803848

  • Zornes, D., Ferkins, L., & Piggot-Irvine, E. (2016). Action research networks: Role and purpose in the evaluation of research outcomes and impacts. Educational Action Research, 24(1). doi:10.1080/09650792.2015.1045538

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Exploring the utility of collaborative governance in a national sport organization. Journal of Sport Management, 29(4). doi:10.1123/JSM.2014-0139

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2015). The stakeholder dilemma in sport governance: Toward the notion of ‘stakeowner’. Journal of Sport Management, 29(1). doi:10.1123/JSM.2013-0182

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2015). Board strategic balance: An emerging sport governance theory. Sport Management Review, 18(4). doi:10.1016/j.smr.2014.12.002

  • Piggot-Irvine, E., Rowe, W., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Conceptualizing indicator domains for evaluating action research. Educational Action Research, 23(4). doi:10.1080/09650792.2015.1042984

  • Till, J., & Ferkins, L. (2014). First-hand participation: Illuminating teachers’ self-perceptions of physical activity delivery. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 5(1). doi:10.1080/18377122.2014.867792

  • Ferkins, L., Meiklejohn, T., & Jogulu, U. (2014). New Zealand. In I. O'Boyle, & P. Bradbury (Eds.), Sport governance: International case studies. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415820448/

  • Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Smythe, L. (2013). Sport governance encounters: Insights from lived experiences. Sport Management Review, 16(3).

  • Ferkins, L., & Bottenburg, M. (2013). The governance of high performance sport. In P. Sotiriadou, & V. De Bosscher (Eds.), Managing High Performance Sport (pp. 115-136). London: Routledge.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2012). Good boards are strategic: What does that mean for sport governance?. Journal of Sport Management, 26(1), 67-80. doi:10.1123/jsm.26.1.67

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2011). Professionalisation, sport governance and strategic capability. Managing Leisure, 16(2), 108-127. doi:10.1080/13606719.2011.559090

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2010). Developing board strategic capability in sport organisations: The national-regional governing relationship. Sport Management Review, 13(3), 235-254. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2010.01.009

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & McDonald, G. (2009). Board involvement in strategy: Advancing the governance of sport organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 23(3).

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & McDonald, G. (2005). The Role of the Board in Building Strategic Capability: Towards an Integrated Model of Sport Governance Research. Sport Management Review, 8(3), 195-225. doi:10.1016/S1441-3523(05)70039-5

Books

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2020). Routledge handbook of sport governance. New York: Routledge.

  • O'Brien, D., Parent, M. M., Ferkins, L., & Gowthorp, L. (2019). Strategic management in sport. New York, NY: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • Shilbury, D., O’Boyle, I., & Ferkins, L. (2020). Examining collective board leadership and collaborative sport governance. Managing Sport and Leisure, 25(4), 275-289. doi:10.1080/23750472.2020.1713198

  • McLeod, J., Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2020). Board roles in Scottish football: An integrative stewardship-resource dependency theory. European Sport Management Quarterly. doi:10.1080/16184742.2019.1699141

  • Austin, D. M., Ferkins, L., Swann, J., & Smythe, E. (2020). Being “nice”: A complex activity among health professionals following a critical incident. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 37(2), 199-210. doi:10.1002/sres.2614

  • O’Boyle, I., Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2019). Toward a working model of leadership in nonprofit sport governance. Journal of Sport Management, 33(3), 189-202. doi:10.1123/jsm.2018-0227

  • Piggott-Irvine, E., Rowe, W., & Ferkins, L. (2018). Thumbs up for action research in case studies from the evaluative study of action research. ALARA Monograph Series, 7. Retrieved from https://www.alarassociation.org/

  • Dee, K., Bryham, G., & Ferkins, L. (2018). Advancing leadership in sport management: Revealing the significance of emotional intelligence. International Journal of Sport Management, 19(1).

  • Billsberry, J., Mueller, J., Skinner, J., Swanson, S., Corbett, B., & Ferkins, L. (2018). Reimagining leadership in sport management: Lessons from the social construction of leadership. Journal of Sport Management, 32(2). doi:10.1123/jsm.2017-0210

  • Cunningham, G. B., Fairley, S., Ferkins, L., Kerwin, S., Lock, D., Shaw, S., & Wicker, P. (2018). ESport: Construct specifications and implications for sport management. Sport Management Review, 21(1). doi:10.1016/j.smr.2017.11.002

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & O'Boyle, I. (2018). Leadership in governance: Exploring collective board leadership in sport governance systems. Sport Management Review, 21(3), 221-231. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2017.07.007

  • Piggot-Irvine, E., Ferkins, L., & Cady, P. (2018). Goal attainment scaling in action research: Enhancing a systems thinking orientation. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35. doi:10.1002/sres.2459

  • Austin, D., Ferkins, L., Swann, J., & Smythe, E. (2017). After the event: Debrief to make a difference. O&G Magazine, 19(2).

  • Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Hinckson, E. (2016). Challenges for sport development: Women's entry level cycling participation. Sport Management Review.

  • Meiklejohn, T., Dickson, G., & Ferkins, L. (2016). The formation of interorganisational cliques in New Zealand rugby. Sport Management Review. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2015.08.002

  • Shilbury, D., O'Boyle, I., & Ferkins, L. (2016). Towards a research agenda in collaborative sport governance. Sport Management Review, 19(5). doi:10.1016/j.smr.2016.04.004

  • Emerson, S., Ferkins, L., Bryham, G., & Sieuw, M. (2016). Young people and leadership: Questions of access in secondary schools. Unitec ePress occasional and discussion paper series., 3. Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/

  • Clark, K., Ferkins, L., Smythe, L., & Jogulu, U. (2016). Valuing the lived experience: A phenomenological study of skiing. Sport in Society, 21(2). doi:10.1080/17430437.2016.1221933

  • Zornes, D., Ferkins, L., & Piggot-Irvine, E. (2016). Action research networks: Role and purpose in the evaluation of research outcomes and impacts. Educational Action Research, 24(1). doi:10.1080/09650792.2015.1045538

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Exploring the utility of collaborative governance in a national sport organization. Journal of Sport Management, 29(4). doi:10.1123/JSM.2014-0139

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2015). The stakeholder dilemma in sport governance: Toward the notion of ‘stakeowner’. Journal of Sport Management, 29(1). doi:10.1123/JSM.2013-0182

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2015). Board strategic balance: An emerging sport governance theory. Sport Management Review, 18(4). doi:10.1016/j.smr.2014.12.002

  • Piggot-Irvine, E., Rowe, W., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Conceptualizing indicator domains for evaluating action research. Educational Action Research, 23(4). doi:10.1080/09650792.2015.1042984

  • Till, J., & Ferkins, L. (2014). First-hand participation: Illuminating teachers’ self-perceptions of physical activity delivery. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 5(1). doi:10.1080/18377122.2014.867792

  • Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Smythe, L. (2013). Sport governance encounters: Insights from lived experiences. Sport Management Review, 16(3).

  • Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Hinckson, E. (2013). Sport development and physical activity promotion: An integrated model to enhance collaboration and understanding. Sport Management Review, 16(3). doi:10.1016/j.smr.2012.12.003

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & Smythe, L. (2013). Sport governance encounters: Insights from lived experiences. Sport Management Review.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2012). Good boards are strategic: What does that mean for sport governance?. Journal of Sport Management, 26(1), 67-80. doi:10.1123/jsm.26.1.67

  • Jogulu, U., & Ferkins, L. (2012). Leadership and culture in Asia: The case of Malaysia. Asia Pacific Business Review, 18(4). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Till, J., Ferkins, L., & Handcock, P. (2011). Physical activity based professional development for teachers: The importance of whole school involvement. Health Education Journal, 70(2), 225-235. doi:10.1177/0017896910396218

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2011). Professionalisation, sport governance and strategic capability. Managing Leisure, 16(2), 108-127. doi:10.1080/13606719.2011.559090

  • Ferkins, L., McDonald, G., & Shilbury, D. (2010). A model for improving board performance: The case of a national sport organisation. Journal of Management and Organization, 16(4), 601-621. doi:10.5172/jmo.2010.16.4.601

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2010). Developing board strategic capability in sport organisations: The national-regional governing relationship. Sport Management Review, 13(3), 235-254. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2010.01.009

  • Martin, A., Fleming, J., Ferkins, L., Wiersma, C., & Coll, R. K. (2010). Facilitating and integrating learning within sport studies cooperative education: Exploring the pedagogies employed by students, academics and workplace supervisors. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & McDonald, G. (2009). Board involvement in strategy: Advancing the governance of sport organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 23(3).

  • Ferkins, L. R., & Fleming, J. M. (2007). Action learning in sport co-operative education. Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships, 41(2).

  • Ferkins, L. (2007). [Review of the book: Sports management and administration. Watt, D. (2nd ed.).London: Routledge (2003)]. Education and Society, 12.

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & McDonald, G. (2005). The Role of the Board in Building Strategic Capability: Towards an Integrated Model of Sport Governance Research. Sport Management Review, 8(3), 195-225. doi:10.1016/S1441-3523(05)70039-5

  • Fleming, J., & Ferkins, L. (2005). Cooperative education in sport: Building our knowledge base. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 4(1).

Book chapters

  • Molloy, T., Dickson, G., & Ferkins, L. (2020). Director selection, development and evaluation. In D. Shilbury, & L. Ferkins (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport Governance (pp. 333-350). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

  • Molloy, T., Ferkins, L., & Dickson, G. (2020). Sport board performance: A contribution to the integrated board performance model. In D. Shilbury, & L. Ferkins (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport Governance (pp. 318-332). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2020). Sport governance: A point in time for reflection. In D. Shilbury, & L. Ferkins (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport governance (pp. 410-418). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Ferkins, L. (2020). Strategy and the strategic function of sport boards. In D. Shilbury, & L. Ferkins (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport governance (pp. 285-295). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2020). Theoretical underpinnings of sport governance. In D. Shilbury, & L. Ferkins (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport governance (pp. 18-32). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2020). An overview of sport governance scholarship. In D. Shilbury, & L. Ferkins (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport governance (pp. 3-17). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Meiklejohn, T., O'Boyle, I., & Ferkins, L. (2019). Sports governance models around the world. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous, & K. Liston (Eds.), The business and culture of sports society, politics, economy, environment (pp. 353-368). CA, USA: Macmillan.

  • O'Boyle, I., Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2019). Breaking down barriers: Collaboration in sport governance networks. In M. Winand, & C. Anagnostopoulos (Eds.), Research handbook on sport governance (pp. 216-235). Northampton, Massachusetts, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781786434821

  • Bryham, G., Ferkins, L., Dee, K., & Mueller, J. (2019). Women’s involvement in sport governance: A case study of New Zealand Rugby. In N. Lough, & A. Geurin (Eds.), Routledge handbook of the business of women’s sport (pp. 316-328). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2016). Developing a theory of board strategic balance. In G. B. Cunningham, J. S. Fink, & A. Doherty (Eds.), Routledge handbook of theory in sport management (pp. 114-130). London: Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138803848

  • Ferkins, L., Erakovic, L., & McMorland, J. (2015). Leading organisational change. In I. O’Boyle, D. Murray, & P. Cummins (Eds.), Leadership in Sport (pp. 121-138). Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis. Retrieved from http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781138818255/

  • Ferkins, L., Meiklejohn, T., & Jogulu, U. (2014). New Zealand. In I. O'Boyle, & P. Bradbury (Eds.), Sport governance: International case studies. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415820448/

  • Ferkins, L., & Bottenburg, M. (2013). The governance of high performance sport. In P. Sotiriadou, & V. De Bosscher (Eds.), Managing High Performance Sport (pp. 115-136). London: Routledge.

  • Garland, R., & Ferkins, L. (2012). Sport marketing. In S. Leberman, C. Collins, & L. Trenberth (Eds.), Sport business management in New Zealand and Australia (pp. 192-214). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

  • Ferkins, L., Garland, R., & Meiklejohn, T. (2012). Sport sponsorship. In S. Leberman, C. Collins, & L. Trenberth (Eds.), Sport business management in New Zealand and Australia (pp. 266-283). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

  • Ferkins, L., & Kilmister, T. (2012). Sport governance. In S. Leberman, C. Collins, & L. Trenberth (Eds.), Sport business management in New Zealand and Australia (pp. 137-159). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

  • Ferkins, L., & Garland, R. (2006). Sport sponsorship. In L. Trenberth, & C. Colins (Eds.), Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand (pp. 274-297). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Cengage Learning Australia.

  • Garland, R., & Ferkins, L. (2006). Sport marketing. In S. Leberman, C. Colins, & L. Trenberth (Eds.), Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand (pp. 212-234). Wellington, New Zealand: Cengage Learning Australia.

  • Ferkins, L., & Fleming, J. (2004). Sporting partnerships: Co-operative education in sport. In R. Coll, & C. Eames (Eds.), International Handbook for Cooperative Education An International Perspective of the Theory, Research and Practice of Work-Integrated Learning (pp. 141-150). Hamilton, New Zealand: World Association for Co-operative Education.

  • Ferkins, L., Coll, R. K., Eames, C., & Fleming, J. (2004). Cooperative education in sports studies. In R. K. Coll, & C. Eames (Eds.), International handbook for cooperative education: An international perspective of theory, research, and practice of work-integrated learning (pp. 141-150). Hamilton, New Zealand: World Association for Cooperative Education.

  • Knott, K., & Ferkins, L. (1999). Sport sponsorship. In L. Trenberth, & C. Colins (Eds.), Sport Business Management in New Zealand (pp. 233-247). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press.

Conference contributions

  • Bryham, G., Ferkins, L., Hester, M., Atiga, T., & Dee, K. (2019). Navigating two worlds: Pacific contribution to leadership in the New Zealand Rugby system. In Sport Management Association Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). Christchurch: SMAANZ. Retrieved from http://smaanz.org/live-stream/

  • Bryham, G., Ferkins, L., & Dee, K. (2017). Navigating two worlds: Pacific Island perspectives and contributions to leadership in non-playing rugby roles.. In SMAANZ Conference 2017. Gold Coast.

  • Ingley, C., Ferkins, L., Molloy, T., & Cameron, M. (2017). Revealing the centrality of value creation: Mixed ownership in sports governance. In XXXVIII Convegno Nazionale AIDEA. Rome. Retrieved from http://www.accademiaaidea.it/eventi/convegno-nazionale-aidea-2017/

  • Fernandes, S., Hinckson, E., & Ferkins, L. (2017). When culture speaks: Indian immigrant families’ participation in sport and physical activity. In International Society Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference 2017. Victoria. Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org/index.php?r=annualMeeting/index&year=2017

  • Austin, D., Ferkins., Swann., & Smythe. (2017). Action research, complexity theory and critical incidents. In Midwifery & Women's Health Symposium. MD Confere3nce Centre.

  • Dee, K., Bryham, G., Ferkins, L., & Naylor, M. (2017). Pacific Island perspectives of leadership in rugby. In World in Union (NZ) 2017 International Rugby Conference. Palmerston North. Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/

  • Molloy, Tracy., Dickson, G., & Ferkins, Lesley. (2016). The Governance Wheel: A new conceptualisation of nonprofit sport governance terminology and theories. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (pp. 11). Auckland.

  • Dee, K., Bryham, G., & Ferkins, L. (2016). Emotionally intelligent leadership in sport management: Is it on your radar?. In SMAANZ Conference 2016 (pp. 18). Auckland. Retrieved from https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/

  • Molloy, T., Dickson, G., & Ferkins, L. (2016). The Governance Wheel: A new conceptualisation of nonprofit sport governance terminology and theories.. In SMAANZ Conference 2016. Auckland. Retrieved from https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/

  • Molloy, T., Shilbury, D., Cameron, M., Ferkins, L., Meiklejohn, T., Corbett, B., . . . Karg, A. (2016). Examining ownership structures in Australian and New Zealand professional sports clubs.. In SMAANZ Conference 2016. Auckland. Retrieved from https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/

  • Curgenven, D., Ferkins, L., Dickson, G., & Rowe, K. (2016). Alternative delivery models for women’s participation in sport: The case of mountain biking. In Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference (pp. 95). Auckland.

  • Shilbury, D., Cameron, M., Ferkins, L., Meiklejohn, T., Corbett, B., Bryham, G., . . . Karg, A. (2016). Examining ownership structures in Australian and New Zealand professional sport clubs. In SMAANZ book of abstracts (pp. 9). Auckland.

  • Meiklejohn, T., Ferkins, L., & O’Boyle, I. (2016). Exploring governance design options for new and emerging sports: The case of Stand Up Paddling in New Zealand. In Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference (pp. 27). Auckland.

  • Dee, K., Bryham, G., & Ferkins, L. (2016). Emotionally intelligent leadership in sport management: Is it on your radar?. In SMAANZ book of abstracts (pp. 18). Auckland: AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand.

  • Molloy, T., Dickson, G., & Ferkins, L. (2016). The Governance Wheel™: A new visualisation of the governance stage and all its players. In Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference. Auckland: Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand.

  • Thompson, K., Stamp, D., Sieuw, M., Nash, S., & Ferkins, L. (2016). A learning journey: Unintended and liberating consequences of an integrated teaching experience in sport science. In Growing capability: Proceedings of the 2015 National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 42-50). Bay of Plenty Polytechnic: National Tertiary Learning and Teaching. Retrieved from https://www.boppoly.ac.nz/

  • O'Boyle, I., Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Leadership in governance: Connecting facilitative leadership with collaborative sport governance. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Hobart.

  • Alder, J., Kidman, L., Patrick, T., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Why both research and practice of high performance sport management needs organisational anthropology. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Hobart.

  • Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., Meiklejohn, T., Karg, A., Rowe, K., Bruffy, K., & Cameron, M. (2015). Sport governance design: Exploring issues and impacts of ownership changes in rugby union. In European Association of Sport Management. Dublin.

  • Shilbury, D., & Ferkins, L. (2015). Collaborative governance: Mapping future sport governance research. In North American Society for Sport Management. Ottawa.

  • Stamp, D., Walters, S. R., Oldham, A. R. H., & Ferkins, L. (2014). Self-awareness in the developing athlete: Reflective practice in high performance rugby academy players. In Bay of Plenty Sports Symposium: Research Initiatives in the Sport and Recreation Sector. Tauranga.

  • Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Hinckson, E. (2013). Supporting women’s cycling in Australia. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Dunedin.

  • Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Hinckson, E. (2012). Sport development and physical activity promotion: An integrated model to encourage collaboration and enhance understanding. In North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM 2012). Seattle. Retrieved from http://www.nassm.com/files/conf_abstracts/2012-127.pdf

  • Ferkins, L., Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., & Hinckson, E. (2012). Women’s cycling
    participation in Australia: Barriers, motivators and the role of education. In 18th Annual Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (SMAANZ) 2012. Sydney. Retrieved from http://www.smaanz.org/docs/SMAANZ%202012%20Program_FINAL.pdf

  • Rowe, K., Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., & Hinckson, E. (2012). Sport development and physical activity promotion: An integrated model to encourage collaboration and enhance understanding. In North American Society for Sport Management Conference 2012. Seattle, WA. Retrieved from http://www.nassm.com/NASSM2012/ProgramSchedule/ps_thursday.php

  • Jogulu, U., & Ferkins, L. (2012). It’s not what you know but who you know. In Academy of Management Conference. Boston, MA.

  • Wiersma, C., Martin, A. J., Fleming, J., & Ferkins, L. (2008). Promoting excellence in sports management education: An investigation of work-integrated learning. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Program and Abstract Book (pp. 74). Western Australia: Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd for the SMAANZ.

  • Wiersma, C., Martin, A. J., Fleming, J., & Ferkins. (2008). Promoting excellence in sports management education: an investigation of work-integrated learning. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Program and Abstract Book (pp. 74). : Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd for the SMAANZ.

  • Martin, A. J., Coll, R., Eames, C., Paku, L., Lay, M., Ayling, D., . . . Wiersma, C. (2008). Investigating integration in work place learning. In ICEL 11th International Conference on Experiential Learning Workshops Papers Posters with Abstracts (pp. 4). Sydney: University of Technology.

  • Fleming, J., Zinn, C., & Ferkins, L. (2008). Bridging the Gap: Competencies students should focus on during their copperative experience to enhance employability. In WACE Asia Pacific Conference. Sydney: University of Technology.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2008). Research Collaboration in Sport: Using Action Research to Advance Boardroom Practice. In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference. Perth.

  • Ferkins, L. (2008). Sport management in New Zealand and Australia: Our development pathway. In Taiwan Society for Sport Management Annual Conference (TASSM. Taiwan.

  • Ferkins, L. (2008). Sport management in Australia and New Zealand: Recent developments. In Alliance Day of the European Association of Sport Management. Heidelberg.

  • Ferkins, L. (2008). On the Bright Side: Using Interpretive Action Research to Build Relationships in Sport Management. In 16th European Association of Sport Management Conference Book of Abstracts (pp. 30-32). Heidelberg: GSM mbH.

  • Coll, R., Eames, C., Paku, L., Lay, M., Ayling, D., Hodges, D., . . . Martin, A. J. (2008). Putting the 'integrated' into work-integrated learning. In E-Proceedings of the WACE Asia Pacific Conference (pp. 101-107). Sydney: University of Technology.

  • Coll, R., Eames, C., Paku, L., Lay, M., Ayling, D., Hodges, D., . . . Martin, A. J. (2008). Investigating the 'integrated' in work-integrated learning. In New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education Conference Proceedings (pp. 38-41). New Plymouth: NZACE.

  • Bradbury, T., Wiersma, C., Ferkins, L., Shilbury, D., & Danylchuk, K. (2008). Six degrees of collaboration: creating and maintaining collaborative relationships for successful scholarly productivity. In In Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Program and Abstract Book (pp. 17). : Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd for the SMAANZ.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2007). The truth about strategic boards: Inconvenient yet practical. In Abstracts of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference. Waiheke Island.

  • Ferkins, L., & Shilbury, D. (2007). Boards being strategic: It's a balancing act. In The 15th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management Abstract Book (pp. 134-135). Torino.

  • Ferkins, L., & Wiersma, C. (2001). Government leadership in an emerging sport system: The New Zealand experience. In 9th European Association for Sport Management Congress. Vitoria-Gasteiz.

  • Wiersma, C., & Ferkins, L. (2001). Best practice in student work placements: An industry perspective. In New Zealand Recreation Association National Conference. Wellington.

  • Ferkins, L., & Wiersma, C. (2001). Best practice in student work placements: An industry perspective. In Annual Conference of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Hamilton.

Reports

  • Ferkins, L., Hume, P., Brughelli, M., & Dee, K. (2017). Rugby codes research group SRIF 2016 year-end report. Auckland, New Zealand: Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ).

  • Ferkins, L., Dee, K., Naylor, M., & Bryham, G. (2016). Navigating two worlds: Pacific Island experiences and contribution to non-playing participation in rugby. Auckland, New Zealand: Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ). Retrieved from https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/

  • Coll, R. K., Eames, C., Paku, L., Lay, M., Ayling, D., Hodges, D., . . . Martin, A. J. (2008). An exploration of the pedagogies employed to integrate knowledge in work-integrated learning in New Zealand higher education institutions. Wellington, New Zealand: Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI.

  • Fleming, J., & Ferkins, L. (2005). Enhancing student employability: A New Zealand case study of cooperative education in sport. Auckland, New Zealand.

Theses

  • Austin, D. (2017). Facilitating health professional wellbeing following critical incidents: An action research study. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/10947

  • Austin, D. (2017). Facilitating health professional wellbeing following critical incidents: An action research study. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/10947

  • Dee, K. (2016). Stakeholder perspectives of leadership in organisations within the New Zealand sport sector. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/9814

  • Ferkins, L. (2007). Sport governance: Developing strategic capability in national sport organisations. (Deakin University, Melbourne).

Oral presentations

  • Hume, P., Iwamoto, S., Quarrie, K., Ferkins, L., Kara, S., & King, D. (2016). Performance and injury prevention research approaches for elite rugby players. Toyo University Professorial Lectures (invited). Tokyo, Japan.

Other outputs

  • Ferkins, L., Skinner, J., & Swanson, S. (2018). Sport leadership: A new generation of thinking. In Journal of Sport Management (Iss. 2). doi:10.1123/jsm.2018-0054

  • Ferkins, L., Dee, K., Naylor, M., & Bryham, G. (2017). Navigating two worlds: Pacific Island experiences and contribution to non-playing participation in rugby.

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