Alana Thomson

Position:Lecturer in Management
Location:Brisbane campus
Phone:+61 7 3727 3337


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Dr Alana Thomson is a Lecturer in Management in the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability, Brisbane campus. Alana’s research, which has been published in ABDC A-ranked journals, has looked at the connections between sport and communities, particular securing positive legacy outcomes from large-scale sport events. Alana has worked and researched with a range of user groups in sport, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, Pacific Island communities, Chinese communities, Masters athletes and women in sport. Alongside her research career, Alana has professional experience as a policy writer working on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth games and practitioner in the sport and sport event sector. Alana has most recently led a team to monitor and evaluate a Rugby Australia pilot program hosted by Sunnybank Rugby Union Club in Brisbane to engage the local Chinese and Mandarin-speaking community.


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Technology, Sydney (2015)
  • Bachelor of Management – First Class Honours, University of Technology, Sydney (2007)
  • Bachelor of Management, University of Technology, Sydney (2005)

Teaching areas

  • Management
  • Policy and planning
  • Research methods
  • Tourism, event and sport management
  • Community development

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Additional information

Orcid id: 0000-0002-9388-4225

Scopus Author ID: 35241193000