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Oscar  Mwaanga

Dr Oscar Mwaanga

Associate Professor

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6373 ext. 6373 Room no. RM212A


Dr Oscar Mwaanga is an associate professor as well as a social entrepreneur and activist internationally renowned for sport for development and peace (SDP). He has focused his work around sport as a tool for health promotion, for example movement games to educate about HIV/AIDS, obesity and poverty. His e-work has targeted marginalised groups in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the South of England. Oscar is recognised as one of the indigenous leaders of the Sub-Saharan Africa Sport for Development and Peace movement of the last decade especially after founding EduSport Foundation, which is the first Sport for Development Peace organisation in Zambia. He has also pioneered a number of world renowned sport for development peace initiatives including Kicking AIDS Out (implemented in 30 countries), SDP peer leadership and Go Sisters. His current projects Fair Game Football and EduMove are looking to address social justice in football and childhood obesity respectively.

Oscar is course leader of the MA Sport and Development in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Southampton Solent University. His broad area of teaching and research expertise is the sociology of sport and development. His recent research focuses on sport empowerment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia. Oscar holds a PhD in the sociology of sport from Leeds Metropolitan University as well as a BA (Hons) in sport studies and an MSc in the social psychology of sport from the Norwegian University of Sport Science. 

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