Aaron Hermann

Dr Aaron Hermann

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:

  • Sport
  • Law (Sports, Anti-Doping, Cultural Property, Contract, Criminal)
  • International Law and International Relations
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Cross-cultural Studies
  • Austrian and Germanic Studies
  • Folklore, Folktales and Mythology
  • Diplomacy
  • Criminology
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  • Appointments

    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 Competencies

    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • Research Interests

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

  • 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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