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Dr Rami Mhanna PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PgCert LTHE joined the University of Winchester in May 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Event Management. His specialist areas are Event Management and Sport Management at Winchester Business School. Rami’s research interests focus on Olympic studies, leveraging legacies of mega sport events and event sponsorship.

Rami has been lecturing in the fields of Events Management and Sport Management for almost 13 years. He has led, managed and delivered a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules at a number of UK Higher Education institutions. He has active interests in sport, tourism, events and leisure education.


Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Areas of expertise

Event Management

Sport Management



Physical Education



Mhanna, R., Blake, A., & Jones, I. (2019). Spreading Tourist around Host Countries of Mega Sport Events: a Strategy to Overcome Over-tourism in Host Cities. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes,11(5), 611-626.

Avond, G., Bacari, C., Limea, I., Seraphin, H., Gowreesunkar, V., & Mhanna, R. (2019). Overtourism: A result of the Janus-faced character of the tourism industry. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes,11(5), 552-565

Mhanna, R., Blake, A. & Jones, I. (2017). Challenges Facing Immediate Tourism Leveraging: Evidence from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Managing Sport and Leisure, 22(2), 147-165.


Mhanna, R., Blake, A. & Jones, I. (2018). Sponsor Right Protection at Mega Events - Examples from the London 2012 Olympic Games. In: Seraphin, H. and Korstanje, M. (eds). International Event Management Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice. Nova Science, 65-80.


Mhanna, R., Sanders, B., & Seraphin H. (2019). Barriers to Lengthening Visitor Stay at Olympic Host Destinations: The Case of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 27th European Sport Management Conference (EASM 2019), Seville (Spain), 3-6 September.

Seraphin, H., Mhanna, R., & Carballo-Fuentes, R. (2019). Resort Mini-Clubs as Agents of Innovation,  Creativity, change and Sustainability in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Sectors. 2nd International Research Symposium in Tourism Hospitality & Events - Contemporary Issues &  Future Scenarios, Sunderland, (UK), 24th May. 

Mhanna, R., Seraphin, H., & Sanders, B. (2019). Beyond Host Cities Mega Sport Events as a Catalyst to Showcase a Whole Country: The Case of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRAEurope2019), Bournemouth, (UK), 8-10 April

Mhanna, R. (2018). Creating Long-term Business Relationships via Olympic Hospitality Programmes: Evidence from the London 2012 Olympic Games. North American Society for Sport Management Conference (NASSM 2018), Halifax (Canada), 5-9 June.

Mhanna, R. (2011). Stakeholders’ Perception of Legacy Planning for Mega Sport Events. International Association for Tourism Economy, 3rd Conference of Tourism Economy, Bournemouth (UK), 4-7 June.


Mhanna, R. (2018). Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World. Journal of Sport and Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/14775085.2018.1532948

Mhanna, R. (2016). Managing the Football World Cup. Managing Sport and Leisure, 21(2), 102-104.


Mhanna, R. (2012). Planning for Mega Sport Events: Leveraging Impacts and Legacies. Podium Olympic Conference, Bournemouth (UK), 14 March.


Goranova, D. & Mhanna, R. (2015). Excellence in Stadium and Event Management - A Case Study of Wembley Stadium. UCFB Journal of Sport Business (13-17).


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