Dr. Keith Gilbert is now at the University of Rome ‘Foro Italico’ and was a Professor in Sport Management in the School of Health & Bioscience at the University of East London and Director of the Centre for Disability, Sport & Health for many years. He researches in the area of sport management, sport sociology and disability of sport and has a strong interest in qualitative, interpretive and narrative research methodologies. He has numerous publications and has edited several books in the broad areas of sport, sociology, cultural studies, sustainability, environment and disability.
Along with the above, Dr. Gilbert has written many published research articles. He has been an Executive Board Member of the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and is currently on the publications Board of (ICSSPE). Dr. Gilbert has had several PhD students working across different areas of sport management and society. His own current research interests include the exploration of the sociological dimensions of sport management, corporate social responsibility, sport and sustainability and the environment, sport, peace and development, legacy and Paralympic research. Professor Gilbert is chief editor of the International Journal of Sport in Society and he has two book series one in the area of Disability and Sport and the other in the broad area of Sport in Society.