Professor Katia Rubio


Professor Katia Rubio will visit Birmingham 16 February- 15 April 2015 and will be hosted by Dr Jonathan Grix.

Professor Rubio is Associate Professor at the School of Sports and Physical Education at the University of São Paulo. Graduating in Journalism at Cásper Líbero College (1983), she then went on to graduate in Psychology at Catholic Pontific University of São Paulo (1995). She obtained a Masters in Physical Education at University of São Paulo (1998) and a Ph.D. in Education at University of São Paulo (2001).

Katia was also president of Brazilian Sport Psychology Association (2003-2007) and editor of Brazilian Journal of Sport Psychology (2004 – 2012). She is member of the Brazilian Olympic Academy and she lectured at the International Olympic Academy (Olympia – Greece) in 2012 and 2013.

A leading expert on the Olympic Games and Olympians in particular, Professor Rubio has the largest collection of in-depth life histories of Olympians (Brazilians) globally. Seeking to combine insights from history, sport psychology and politics in her work, she will make significant contributions to the latest IAS theme ‘Sport Politics’ during her visit to Birmingham.

We’ll update this page with further details of plans for Professor Rubio’s visit as they become available but please do contact Sue Gilliganif you’d like to meet Katia during her stay or participate in workshops and activities during her visit.