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Dr Olesya Nedvetskaya PhD, MPA, BSc(Hons)

Lecturer In Events Management


Olesya's research interests, teaching and professional experience are closely related to mega sport events and the issues of governance and legacies. Her PhD thesis was on the Social Legacy of Mega Sport Events: Individual, Organisational and Societal Implications of the London 2012 Games Maker Programme (University of Glasgow, 2015). She previously worked for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and London 2012 Summer Olympics, which gave her invaluable practical insights into the world of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.



  • 2015: PhD in Sport Event Management, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 2008: MPA in Comparative and Developmental Administration, Northern Illinois University, United States of America
  • 2003: Diploma (with Distinction) Enterprise Management and Economics, Irkutsk State University, Russia
  • 2002: BSc (Honors) Business and Management, University of Maryland, United States of America

Member of professional body


  • 2017: , European Association for Sports Management (EASM)
  • 2017: , Sport Management Association in Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)



Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School

Events Management


Book chapters

Nedvetskaya, O. (2018). Volunteering Legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. In Brittain, I., Bocarro, J., Swart, K., & Byers, T. (Eds.) Legacies and Mega-Events: Fact or Fairy Tales. Routledge

Nedvetskaya, O. (2016). Looking Back at London 2012: Recruitment, Selection and Training of Games Makers. In Poynter, G., Viehoff, V., & Li, Y. (Eds.) The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City. Routledge

Nedvetskaya, O. (2006). Problems of the Government Regulation of Migration: A North Aspect. In Russian North: Trajectory and Social Development Perspectives. Moscow: Knorus

Nedvetskaya, O. (2006). The Connection between 'Regional Social Policy' and 'Social Policy in the Region'. In Social and Regional Studies, Irkutsk State University Pamphlet. (2).


Nedvetskaya, O. (2017). Using Multi-Dimensional Frameworks as a New Way of Studying the Management of Olympic Volunteering.

Nedvetskaya, O. (2017). Volunteering Legacy of the London 2012.

Nedvetskaya, O. (2015). London 2012 Volunteering: Implications for Social Inclusion.

Nedvetskaya, O., Purcell, R., & Hastings, A. (2015). Looking back at London 2012: Recruitment, selection and training of games makers.

Nedvetskaya, O. (2014). Motivations of Sport Event Volunteers; an Olympic Effect.

Nedvetskaya, O. (2014). One Country, One Legacy: Manchester and London Games. Ten Years Apart.

Other activities

Research funding or grant

  • 2018: Field Work Grant, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2009: Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith Scholarship, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 2006: Edmund Muskie Fellowship, US Department of State, United States of America

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