The integrative role of sport - what can research contribute?

PhD course


The aim of the course is to provide PhD students with more in depth knowledge about research on how sport can promote integration (e.g. amongst migrants, older adults, disabled individuals and in terms of gender). Furthermore, the participants will get more practical experience on how to prepare manuscripts for publication and will learn about what editors are looking for in the manuscript submission process. Students will also have the opportunity to network with international students and experts. The course provides a space to exchange ideas and knowledge about research methods related to the course topic. The course will enable communication, networking and cooperation among the students and the experts.


  • Sine Agergaard (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis (University of Thessaly, Greece)
  • Dominic Malcolm (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Xavier Sanchez (University of Cumbria, UK)
  • Brett Smith (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Anne-Marie Elbe (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Gertrud Pfister (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


  1. Lectures about sport and integration
  2. Student presentations of their PhD projects
  3. Opportunity for individual supervision by the invited experts
  4. Workshop on publication strategies and how to prepare a manuscript for submission
  5. A session about careers in academia
  6. Social program including a boat trip, physical activity and an evening in a pub 


The course language is English.


7 - 11 November 2016


Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
University of Copenhagen
Nørre Allé 51
DK-2200  Copenhagen N

Course responsible and coordinator

Associate Professor Anne-Marie Elbe,

Assistant Professor Adam Evans,