Laura Misener is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University. She teaches in the areas of sport for development, globalization, and event management.
Her research focuses on how sport and events can be use as instruments of social change. Her work critically examines numerous ways that sport events have been purported to positively affect community development, social infrastructure, social inclusion, and healthy lifestyles of community members.
Misener’s current research program focuses on the role of sport events for persons with a disability in influencing community accessibility and perceptions of disability. She recently coedited a special issue of the Sport Management Review titled Managing Disability Sport.