Dr Alexander Roper is on the Senior Academic Team at the International College of Management and currently occupies the role of Dean (Postgraduate).
Dr Roper holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the Universities of Liverpool and Warwick respectively. He worked as a consultant in the UK and Southeast Asia before moving to Australia in 2003. A qualified educator, Dr Roper has a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching from the University of Southern Queensland, and also holds a PhD from Griffith University.
All of Dr Roper’s studies and previous roles have centred around sport – a passion which started very early on in his life and saw him representing his home city (Liverpool) and state (Merseyside) across a number of different sporting disciplines. He has worked in that field as a consultant – advising organisations and governments on sports policy – and in education also.
Prior to moving to NSW, Dr Roper lectured at several tertiary institutions in Queensland – including six years at the University of Queensland. Upon moving to NSW in 2016, Alexander was Head of Department in Sports Business at ACPE before moving to ICMS and becoming Program Manager for Sports and Events.
Published across Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, Alexander continues to consult and conduct research primarily around sport’s political role in developing countries. Whilst his broad focus is on Southeast Asia, it is Malaysia in particular that Dr Roper focuses on and where, because of his expertise in that area, he holds a position as visiting professor for a large public Malaysian university.