Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly

A/Prof & Marketing Discipline Lead.

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
s.kelly@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63488

Overview

Sarah is an Associate Professor in Law and Marketing and the Marketing Discipline Leader in the UQ Business School. Sarah is also leading a global sports innovation accelerator at UQ, and has been a judge and mentor for two of these accelerators, including pitching finals during the NBA Allstars event in LA and the Commonwealth Games. She has interdisciplinary expertise in marketing, psychology and law and is globally known for her research and consulting sports marketing and law and has influenced national policy and practice in her fields. She is a Visiting Fellow at Loughborough University, London. Sarah is also an educational specialist, having won awards for her tertiary teaching, and having led the UQ MBA program to a ranking of number 1 in Australasia and number 10 globally during her tenure as MBA Director from 2013-2017. She is widely published in the sports field, with recent projects including sports scandal impacts, sports corruption, mega sporting event legacy, sponsorship metrics, women’s sport and Esports. Sarah holds several non-executive directorships, including as Deputy Chair of the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club, Tourism and Events Qld, The Gregory Terrace Foundation and the Wandering Warriors. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors National Education Advisory Board and the State Minister’s Sport Advisory Council.

Research Interests

  • Sports Marketing and Law
    Sports Scandal Impacts Ambush marketing in sport Commercialisation of sport Arbitration and governance Sports marketing Fandom Sports sponsorship effectiveness and metrics Alcohol in sport Corruption in sport Doping Athlete contracting
  • Branding
    Brand confusion Trademark Law and brand similarity measurement Geographic indicator marks Consumer behaviour Brand equity measurement and strategy Supermarket imitation branding
  • Consumer Behaviour
    Consumer memory Social identity and consumers Consumer psychology Consumer vulnerability and welfare

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Business Administration, The University of Queensland
  • BLaws (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • BCom, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kelly, SJ, Cornwell, TB and Coote, LV (2009). Mellowing Skeptical Consumers: An Examination of Sponsorship Linked Advertising. In: ADVANCES IN CONSUMER RESEARCH, VOL XXXVI. 36th Annual Conference of the Association-for-Consumer-Research, San Francisco CA, (730-730). OCT 23-26, 2008.

  • Kelly, Sarah J., Cornwell, T. Bettina and Coote, Leonard V. (2009). The impact of ambush advertising on consumer memory for sponsor brand. In: 2009 AMA Winter Educators' Conference, Tampa, FL, (). 20-23 February 2009.

  • Kelly, Sarah J., Cornwell, T. Bettina and Coote, Leonard V. (2007). Consumer skepticism and thematically tied advertising response. In: Andrea L. Dixon and Karen A. Machleit, 2007 AMA Winter Educators’ Conference Marketing Theory and Applications. 2007 AMA Winter Educators' Conferencee, San Diego, CA, United States, (104-105). 16 - 19 February 2007.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision