Visiting Research Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Aaron Hermann - TITLEHOLDER - is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Law School and the School of Medicine. He also currently holds positions as an International Visiting Researcher with the Law School at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and the School of Economics at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.
He has worked in various fields of academia and private industry in areas such as Sports, Law, Forensics, Management, Marketing, Organisational Psychology, Cross-Cultural Studies, Migration Issues, Anti-Racism, Counter-Terrorism, International Business, Archaeology and Diplomacy. Aaron has been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses since 2007 throughout the world, in countries including Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Singapore, Finland and Germany. In 2016 Aaron received the Executive Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Adelaide.
Aaron has been working as a consultant, researcher and policy adviser in the area of Human and Minority Rights protection in the Balkans, having worked with numerous governments and international organisations in the areas of migration rights, policies and ethnic equality.
Aaron also currently works as an international sports consultant to major international sporting bodies and sports teams in the areas of management and anti-doping policy, sports development and integration. He is also currently an international law and counter-terrorism consultant for a number of international organisations and governments.
Aaron received his PhD from the University of Adelaide focusing on an interdisciplinary study of Sports Criminology and Doping from the perspective of International Law, Policy, Medicine and Business. For his research Aaron received a Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence in addition to numerous scholarships, and has been interviewed by various international media outlets.
He has received professional training from several international organisations including the United Nations, Union Cycliste Internationale, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, International Rugby Board and the Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Deutschland.
Furthermore, Aaron has language skills in a number of European languages including Austrian, German, Luxembourgish, Croatian and Slovenian.
Aaron has complimented his experience by volunteering his time to various social and cultural groups and international organisations in both European countries and Australia.
My research interests include:
- Law (Sports, Anti-Doping, Cultural Property, Contract, Criminal)
- International Law and International Relations
- International Business
- Cross-cultural Studies
- Austrian and Germanic Studies
- Folklore, Folktales and Mythology
Date Position Institution name 2016 International Human Rights Officer and Project Manager Project 1948 Foundation 2015 - 2016 International Visiting Researcher University of Innsbruck 2015 International Guest Researcher University of Ljubljana 2015 - 2018 Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide 2015 International Law Fellow The University of Adelaide 2015 - 2015 Race Event Organiser Alpen Tour Trophy Mountain Bike Tournament Schladming 2015 - 2015 Timing Control Officer Union Cycliste Internationale 2015 - 2016 International Guest Professor and Discipline Head Ngee Ann University 2014 - 2014 Organising Committee Official Australasian Society for Human Biology 2011 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2006 - 2007 Radio Broadcaster EBI Ethnic Radio
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Scholarship University of Vienna International Summer Scholarship University of Vienna Austria — 2016 Award Executive Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Practice The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Recognition Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Slovenia — 2015 Fellowship Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Recognition International PhD Examiners Double A Excellence Grading Standard — — — 2012 Achievement Mars Sporting Achievement — Australia — 2011 Award Deans Commendation for Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia —
Language Competency Croatian Can read, speak and understand spoken English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review German, Middle High (ca.1050-1500) — Germanic languages Can peer review Hungarian Can read, speak and understand spoken Luxembourgish; Letzeburgesch Can read, speak and understand spoken Norse, Old — Slovenian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Swiss German; Alemannic; Alsatian —
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2009 - 2009 Australian National University Australia Master of Diplomatic Studies 2008 - 2009 Flinders University of South Australia Australia Master of Laws (International Laws and International Relations) 2008 - 2008 The University of Adelaide Australia Professional Certificate in Arbitration 2007 - 2008 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Commerce 2006 - 2007 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Business Law 2004 - 2005 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Date Title Institution Country 2016 - 2016 Sports Event Management International Olympic Committee Switzerland 2016 - 2016 Unarmed Civilian Protection United Nations United States of America 2016 - 2016 Security Sector Reform United Nations United States of America 2015 - 2015 Sports Motivation Australian Institute of Sport Australia 2015 - 2015 High Performance Decision Making Certification Australian Institute of Sports Australia 2014 - 2014 Strength and Conditioning Level 1 Programme International Rugby Board Ireland 2014 - 2014 Gemeinsam Gegen Doping: Anti-Doping Certification Nationale Anti Doping Agentur Deutschland Germany 2014 - 2014 Race True Certification Federation Internationale de l'Automobile France 2013 - 2013 Deutsch als Fremdsprache University of Regensburg Germany 2013 - 2013 Education and Certification according to World Anti-Doping Code Union Cycliste Internationale Switzerland 2013 - 2013 National Rugby Union Coaching Course Rugby Australia Australia 2013 - 2013 Sports Management Training Fachhochschule Kufstein Austria
Research InterestsCentral and Eastern European Languages Criminology International Business International Law International Relations Law Marketing Migrant Cultural Studies Migration Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies Organisational Behaviour Sport and Leisure Management Sport Sciences Sport, Leisure & Tourism Sports Medicine Strategic, Defence & Security Studies
Year Citation 2017 Hermann, A., White, J., & Lubej, K. (2017). Project 1948: Establishing an NGO in Global Health. In C. Stout (Ed.), Why Global Health Matters : How to (Actually) Make the World a Better Place (pp. 412-432). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Year Citation 2014 Hermann, A. (2014). Doping in Sport: An interdisciplinary study of its management and prevention. (PhD Thesis, The University of Adelaide). 2008 Hermann, A. (2008). Sovereignty and Secession: An international investigation into international relations and conflict resolution. (Master's Thesis, Flinders University of South Australia).
Year Citation 2013 Hermann, A., & Henneberg, M. (2013). Exposing dopers in sport: is it really worth the cost?. The Conversation.
Aaron's teaching (past and present) includes:
- International Management
- International Business
- Sport Management
- Sport Law
- International Law
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- International Business Law
- Strategic Management
- Human Resource Management
- Organisational Behaviour / Psychology
- Consumer Behaviour
- Marketing Communications
- Biological and Forensic Anatomy
- Ethics and Human Rights
- English Communication
Australian Culture and Society
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