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Above all members of the Special Advisory Group, UNESCO ICM organizes an Editorial Advisory Group consisting of 5 members(subject to change), based on their experience, speciality, and field of expertise to receive periodic comments about creating periodicals that are in alignment with the policies, trends, and strategies of UNESCO.
For 2019, the members are as the following:
|2018-5||Carlos Gutierrez-Garcia||His teaching and research areas include sport sciences in general, and more specifically martial arts and combat sports, physical education, teacher education and bibliometrics. He has written six books, more than 40 book chapters and more than 50 papers, many of them in high impact academic journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas and member of the Board of Ido Movement for Culture. Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology.|
|2019-5||Dean Dudley||Dean Dudley is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a 2012 Churchill Fellow and was an Expert Consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy Makers (2015) and the Kazan Action Plan ratified at MINEPS VI in 2017. In 2018, Dr Dudley was appointed as an Independent Specialist in Health and Physical Education by the International Bureau of Education/UNESCO.|
|2019-16||Douglas Gleddie||Douglas L. Gleddie, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He teaches physical education curriculum and pedagogy to undergraduate students. He also teaches graduate courses in health and physical education, reflective practice, physical literacy and research methods. He participated as a peer reseracher as a country representative on the Quality Physical Education Policy Project by UNESECO.|
|2019-8||Ernest Junior Edmond||A community leader, Ernest Edmond Jr. has used his passion for youth, sports and languages to support a variety of causes, including the fight against poverty and discrimination, the development of culture and sports, and social inclusion. Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, he was named an ambassador for Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations in 2015, and was featured in Youth Building Peace by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.|
|2019-14||Jackie Lauff||Jackie Lauff is the co-founder and CEO of Sport Matters, an international NGO based in Australia that uses sport to promote development and peace in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Sport Matters is a powerful voice for sport for development and peace and has hosted two international conferences in Australia. Jackie also works with the Oceania National Olympic Committees and UNESCO Asia-Pacific on the design of a regional framework for sport policy and education to harness the contribution of sport to sustainable development in the Pacific. This includes a new regional capacity-building project to raise the voice for sport in eight Pacific Island Countries and develop mechanisms for influencing national and regional policy development processes.|
In order of appointment. This list only shows information of Special Advisors who have agreed to share their profile online.
Associate Professor at the Department of Elementary Education, and Acting Vice Dean and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at University of Alerta, Douglas Gleddie has a BA, BEd, MA, PhD in Physical Education. He has been awarded numerous awards, such as the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, from the University of Alberta, and is Co-Chair of the 2021 International Scientific Conference, International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), and is Member of the National Standards (Physical Education) Advisory Committee, Physical and Health Education Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Originally from Ireland but now living in Germany, Ruadhán has an M.A in Comparative Literature and a B.A in Geography & English. His first experience with martial arts came via amateur boxing and MMA, and he subsequently developed a deep interest in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other grappling styles. In recent years, he has trained and taught grappling in over a dozen countries. Ruadhán is the founder and host of “The Hero with a Thousand Holds” (www.thousandholds.net), a podcast that explores the history and culture of grappling styles from all around the world.
Research assistant at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Department of Turkish Folklore since 2013, Aral is member of the team that established “UNESCO Chair on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Formal and Informal Education” in 2017 at the university. He has been serving as one of the members of sub-working (ad-hoc) group for “Intangible Cultural Heritage Education” that was formed by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO in 2018. Working as “managing editor” of the scientific journal “Milli Folklor” in 2018, and in the process of planning and execution of activities at Ankara Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum since 2013. Participates in numerous international meetings related to Intangible Cultural Heritage and published scientific articles internationally.
Ralil Salaomao is Grand Master of Capoeira and founder of Raizes do Brasil which has branches in all 24 states of Brazil, several European countries, and United States. With the goal of empowering the city’s under-represented children and adults, Mestre Ralil participates in social outreach projects in partnership with the city, state and federal governments. As a teacher and activist, it is always his objective that Capoeira is recognized as an avenue for creating social change, wherever it is practiced.
Dr. Dylan Sung is an assistant professor of applied linguistics at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He has published about 30 journal articles and conference papers combined in the area of intercultural communication and foreign language acquisition. Dr. Sung is a 6th degree red and white belt master of ju-jitsu and a black belt holder in various other styles of martial arts. His teaching experience includes instructions to the police force, Army Academy, military police, and government employees. He has also conducted several ju-jitsu seminars in several countries in Asia. In the area of international sports administration, Dr. Sung served as a Vice-President of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Sung was the Ju-Jitsu Technical Delegate to the World Games 2009 Kaohsiung. In addition, he was the Ju-Jitsu Technical Delegate to the 2016 Cheongju World Martial Arts Masterships, which he worked closely with the organizing committee in the preparation for the inaugural event. Currently, Dr. Sung serves as a vice-president of the Chinese Taipei Ju-Jitsu Association.
– Any inquiries about this list are directed to ICM’s Strategic Planning Team, Programme Specialist Miso LEE at firstname.lastname@example.org
– This information was last updated on 2019 September 3rd and last checked on September 3rd.
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