Aaron Hermann

Dr Aaron Hermann

Visiting Research Fellow

School of Biomedicine

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 is an international expert in sports. Aaron has worked as a consultant in areas including good governance, organisational development, and sports integrity for some of the most prominent international and sports organisations.

Aaron has been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses since 2007 globally. In 2016 Aaron received the Executive Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Adelaide. As a result of his experience and expertise, Aaron has made numerous television and media appearances for global 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, European Commission, European External Action Service, and the Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Deutschland.

Aaron has complimented his experience by volunteering his time to various social and cultural groups and international organisations in both European countries and Australia.

Aaron also has a passion for music and minority rights, and has served as an adviser for a number or executive boards and organisations in the areas.

My research interests include:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Policy
  • Anti-Doping and Sports Integrity
  • International Law and International Relations
  • International Business
  • Good Governance
  • Organisational Development
  • Music Management
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Minority Rights and Equality
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Expert Adviser - High Level Expert Group in Sport Skills and Human Resources European Commission
    2019 - 2019 Blue Blue Trainee European Commission
    2018 National Coordinator Slovenia & Executive Board Member Slovenian Australian Academic Association
    2017 - 2019 Senior Project Manager & Expert Adviser SPOLINT Institute for Sports Development
    2016 Visiting Professor Helsinki School of Business
    2016 - 2016 Intern – International Sales (Sports Venue Technology) Elan Inventa
    2016 - 2019 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 Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2015 International Law Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 International Guest Professor and Discipline Head Ngee Ann University
    2012 International Consultant (Good Governance, Organisational Development and Integrity) Various
    2011 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
  • 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 Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Croatian Can read, speak and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read and write
    German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Germanic languages Can peer review
    Hungarian Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Luxembourgish; Letzeburgesch Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Slovenian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    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
    2006 - 2008 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Business Law & Master of Commerce
    2004 - 2005 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • Postgraduate Training

    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
    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Microsoft Europe Belgium
    European External Cultural Relations Course European External Action Service Belgium
    Project Management European Commission Belgium
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2016 Hermann, A. (2016). Waltzing Matilda: Early evidence of racism in australian society?. Primerjalna Knjizevnost, 39(3), 129-145.
    2015 Hermann, A. (2015). Has doping harmed athletic ability. Australasian Science, 20-23.
    2014 Hermann, A., & Henneberg, M. (2014). Anti-doping systems in sports are doomed to fail: a probability and cost analysis. Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies, 4(5), 1000148-1-1000148-12.
    2014 Hermann, A., & Henneberg, M. (2014). Long term effects of doping in sporting records: 1886-2012. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 9(3), 727-743.
    DOI Scopus2
    2014 Hermann, A. (2014). "Pool of Responsibility": A new approach to doping prevention. Acta Juridica Hungarica, 55(4), 318-333.
    2013 Hermann, A., & Henneberg, M. (2013). The Doping myth: 100 m sprint results are not improved by 'doping'. International Journal of Drug Policy, 24(2), 110-114.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS5
    2010 Hermann, A., & Rammal, H. (2010). The grounding of the "flying bank". Management Decision, 48(7), 1048-1062.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
  • Book Chapters

    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.
  • Theses

    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).
  • Internet Publications

    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
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Policy
  • Music Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour / Psychology
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Communications
  • Biological and Forensic Medicine
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Minority Rights
  • Australian Culture and Society

  • Position: Visiting Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83133369
  • Email: aaron.hermann@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 1
  • Room: 1 08
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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