Lucie Thibault


Lucie Thibault, Ph.D., is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, where her professional career began. She also worked at Brock University and The University of British Columbia. Lucie Thibault was a visiting professor in Germany, where she taught at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and at the RheinAhr Campus at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. For the last 30 years, she has taught organizational theory, ethics in sport, globalization of sport as well as governance, policy and social issues in sport.

In addition to her teaching activities, Lucie Thibault is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics as well as the European Sport Management Quarterly. She was also associate editor and editor of the Journal of Sport Management. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), and was named Research Fellow in 2001. In 2008, she was awarded the Earle F. Zeigler Award from NASSM for her contribution to research and leadership in the field of sport management. 

Lucie Thibault’s research interests lie in the formation, management and evaluation of cross-sectoral partnerships in sport organizations. She also investigates the role of the Canadian government in sport excellence and sport participation as well as government involvement in developing sport policy.

Lucie Thibault has been a guest speaker at many scientific conferences around the world, including the Netherlands, the Czech republic, Greece, Australia, South Korea, Germany and Belgium.  Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Human Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, the International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is co-editor of Contemporary Sport Management (Human Kinetics, 2018) and Sport Policy in Canada (University of Ottawa Press, 2013).

Lucie Thibault is a Franco-Ontarian, originally from Vanier, Ottawa. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Ottawa and obtained a master’s degree and a PhD at the University of Alberta.