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Prof. Dr. Ricardo UVINHA
ACESS Executive Board Advisor
Prof. Dr. Ricardo UVINHA
Secretary General and Vice President, BRICSCESS
Graduate Program in Physical Activity Sciences
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities
University of Sao Paulo
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ricardo Uvinha is Founding Member of BRICSCESS (BRICS Council of Exercise and Sport Science) and Associate Professor of the Graduate Program in Physical Activity Sciences, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of Sao Paulo – USP, Brazil. He holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP (1997), a PhD in Tourism and Leisure from the University of Sao Paulo – USP (2003), a Postdoctorate in Sports and Leisure Studies from Griffith University, Australia (2004) and a Habilitation in Culture and Leisure Studies from USP (2008). Dr. Uvinha is the author of several articles and books in his country focused on Sports, Physical Education and Leisure.
He is strongly committed to projects that focus on the development of Sports and Leisure Studies in Brazil, mostly in the Sao Paulo region and related to the Sports Megaevents. He has attended academic and professional meetings in more than 50 countries.
“Assoc. Professor Ricardo Uvinha has established himself as a true academic scholar over his academic career and in his career he has clearly demonstrated his competence as an academic, not only in his country Brazil, but also on an international level. He has an advanced theoretical knowledge of the field of Tourism and Leisure and is recognized by the academic community, on national as well as international level, for his excellent scholarship in teaching and learning as well as expertise in research. Ricardo has illustrated his ability as a leader on an international level on several occasions and has very good administration and management skills.” Professor dr. J. Hans DE RIDDER, President (South Africa) of BRICSCESS
The University of Sao Paulo (commonly referred to as USP) is the largest institution of higher education and research in Latin America. USP is influential in the area of higher education in the South American continent, having educated countless professors with masters' and doctors' degrees now teaching at private colleges and universities in Brazil. With its numerous accomplishments throughout the years, USP continues to involve in the areas of education, science, technology and the arts.