Rubi Cury

Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Rubi Cury is a former judo athlete who transitioned to academia, specialising in sustainability matters in sport. Holding a Ph.D. in environmental sustainability and sports policy, Dr. Rubi has accumulated over 12 years of experience studying and working in the sports industry and has been directing her research efforts to projects that support the sports industry transition to more sustainable operations. She has been teaching sports management courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a record of publications in reputable journals within the field.

As a teaching specialist, Rubi's teaching philosophy underscores the transformative power of education as a social tool. She focuses on designing and delivering learning activities that stimulate cognitive challenges and facilitate the acquisition and transfer of knowledge relevant to industry environments, emphasizing employability skills in a way that nurtures future-ready sports leaders. Rubi highly values industry collaborations, recognising their consistent positive impact on students' professional confidence and learning experiences. She holds an Associate Fellowship by AdvanceHE (AFHEA) and actively engages in teaching training and collaborations to reflect on, improve, and innovate in teaching delivery techniques.

Honours, awards and grants

2023   Award of Excellence in a Research Thesis - In recognition of exemplary performance in the higher degree by research, with unanimous opinion of the examiners on the significance of the research and contribution to the sport management field.

2023   Griffith Business School HDR Leadership Award

Teaching interests

My teaching interests lie at the intersection of strategic aspects within sports organisations, encompassing governance, leadership, policy, and marketing. I am passionate about equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex landscape of sports management. By delving into topics such as effective governance structures, visionary leadership, impactful policy development, and innovative marketing strategies, I aim to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of sports administration. Moreover, I am committed to integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into the curriculum, fostering a holistic approach that prepares future sports professionals to address sustainability challenges and contribute to the responsible and ethical advancement of the sports industry.

Topic coordinator
BUSN3069 Sports Leadership and Governance
BUSN2051 Sports Marketing
BUSN1026 Sports Management and Leadership
BUSN1028 Introduction to Sports Marketing
Topic lecturer
BUSN1028 Introduction to Sports Marketing
BUSN1026 Sports Management and Leadership
BUSN2051 Sports Marketing
BUSN3029 Sports Leadership and Governance