Professor Marijke Taks joined the Faculty Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa in August 2016. Her area of expertise is the socio-economic aspects of sport and leisure; she examines the interaction between sport, economics, and society. Her grant-supported research focuses particularly on the impacts, outcomes, and leveraging of small- and medium-sized sport events, and their meaning for individuals, communities, and society as a whole. She also studies the sport consumer behaviour of various groups in society. Mass participation and the “Sport for All” philosophy guide her research. Her work has been published in leading sports management journals, as well as in publications in related fields. Professor Taks is an accomplished teacher who has demonstrated her expertise as an advisor by supervising over 100 student research projects. She is past editor of European Sport Management Quarterly (2009-2011), associate editor of the Journal of Sport Management (2016-2019) and of the Journal of Global Sport Management, and an editorial board member of European Sport Management Quarterly, Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, in addition to serving as a guest reviewer for a wide variety of sport management, sport marketing, and sport tourism journals.
Professor Taks is accepting new students for thesis supervision.