Anneliese E. Goslin

Anneliese Goslin is an Emeritus Professor in sport management and leisure sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where she was a fulltime faculty member for 35 years.

Prof. Dr.Goslin earned  her BA (PE) in 1972, a BA Honours (PE) , a MA (cum laude) and a Higher Education Diploma , followed by a DPhil. After completing her  D Phil, she earned an MBA degree and was awarded the Old Mutual Medal as the top student. Her areas of academic specialization focus on strategic management in sport, sport leadership, sport governance, and curriculum design. She has published widely in accredited scientific journals, contributed to chapters in academic books, served as editor of textbooks, and acted as study leader and promotor for numerous Master and Doctoral students. She presented scientific papers on all five continents and delivered invited keynote addresses at ICSEMIS (International Convention of Sport,), WASM (World Association of Sport Management), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and TAFISA (International Sport for All) World Congresses. She acted as Congress Director for 2 international congresses in the fields of Sport Sciences and continues to serve as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals.

She served as co-chair of the Development Committee of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and served on its Executive Board. During her tenure, she led the organization through the development of its strategic plan. She previously served as Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Recreation for South Africa and Vice Presidents of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) and TAFISA.

Parallel to her full-time academic career, she developed and  presented more than 100 community sport and recreation leader training courses as part of the South African community sport and recreation initiative in youth and women prisons as well as in rural and urban communities throughout the country. . Prior to, and since her retirement, she has been  involved in developing and presenting Sport Business Management courses in Africa (Malawi) and  TAFISA Community Sport Leader courses for African Union (AU) Region 5. She recently developed a Women‘s Sport Leadership Programme and Train-the -Trainer course for AU Region 5, designed to empower female sport leaders and trainers in the region.

She has been presented with several awards during her professional academic career, including the prestigious ICSSPE Philip Noel Baker Research Award, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Award for her contribution to Sport for All, TAFISA’s Pioneer of Sport for All Award, the South African President’s Award for her contribution to the promotion of Recreation in South Africa, and a Sport for All Award from the Austrian Government.