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PSSRG is home to a  network of researchers and affiliated academics in institutions throughout the world.  This is in partnership with the Center for Surf Research at San Diego State University.  All members of the International Association of Surfing Academics are eligable for membership of our academic affiliates programme.  If you are not a member of either the IASA or PSSRG but would like to be involved please do get in contact 









Doctor Jess Ponting: Director, Center for Surf Research, San Diego State University, USA 

Doctor Danny O'Brien: Associate Professor, Head of Sport Management Program, Bond University, Australia

Professor Mark Orams: Professor Marine Tourism, Aukland University, New Zealand  


Doctor Neil Lazarow: Griffith University, Australia

Doctor Chad Nelson: CEO Surfrider Foundation

Doctor Peter Neushul: University of California Santa Barbara  


Professor Scott Laderman, Professor of History, University of Minnesota Duluth

Professor Chris Gibson: Director, Global Challenges Program at University of Wollongong

Doctor Andrew Warren: University of New England

Doctor Jason Scorse: Associate Professor, Monterrey Institute for International Studies   


Doctor Lindsay Usher: Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University

Doctor Steve Martin: Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand


Professor Ian Eddie: Southern Cross University Australia

Professor Tony Abbott, Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, Stetson University

Mr Elliot Pill, Director MA International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, Cardiff University

Dr Fathima Ahmed, Lecturer Human Geography, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor Jean Pierre Augustin, Professor geography, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne

Predro Bicudo, Instituto Superior Tecnico

Dr Robert Brander, Coastal geomorphology, rip currents, beach hazards and safety, University of New South Wales

Dr David Brown,  Reader in the Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Kimberly Burnett, Research Economist, University of Hawaii

Dr Laurence Chalip, Recreation, Sports and Tourism, University of Illinois

Jeremy Goffin. Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln


Professor Christophe Guibert: University of Angers, France   

Doctor Sun Young Park: Associate Professor School of Management University of San Francisco, USA



Doctor Jon Anderson: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, UK

Doctor Anna Gerke: Assistant Professor, Audencia Nantes, France

Doctor Robert Hales: Griffith University, Australia

Sam Bleakley​: Travel writer, surfer, geographer 

Doctor Carla Barbieri: Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, USA

Doctor Serge Dedina: Executive Director Wildcoast

Brender Willmott: Programme Manager - Surf Science and Technology - Cornwall College

Doctor  Easkey Britton: Surfer, scientist, explorer

Mattias Cape, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dr Robin Canniford, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Melbourne

Dr Robyn Ceurvorst, Assistant Professor, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services

Dr Makena KL Coffman, Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii

Professor Sara Dolnicar, The University of Queensland

Dr Sheranne Fairley, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Professor Falk Feddersen, SCRIPPS institution of Oceanography

Dr Philip Furley, German Sport University Cologne

Dr Jerome Hall, Associate Professor, Anthropology University of San Diego

Dr Tracey Harrison - Hill, Senior Lecturer, James Cook



Dr Rob Hales, Programme Director, Griffith Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University

Dr Sun -Young Park, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco

Dr Darrell Strauss, Griffith centre for Coastal Management, Griffith University

Professor Ken Liberman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon

Joao Taborda, OTL,MSc, Occupational Theorapist and Adaptive Sports, International Health (IHTM-UNL) Health Policies and development

Dr Tony Butt  Research Fellow, Plymouth University


Dr Emily Hughes-dit-Ciles, Senior Scienctist, South West Catchments Council, Australia 

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