Elsa Kristiansen is Professor in Management at School of Business at the University College of Southeast Norway. She has published over 50 articles and book chapters, the majority of which are in the areas of sport psychology (e.g. motivation, coping with organizational issues and media stress, coping with youth competitions) and sport management (e.g., volunteerism, Youth Olympic Games, stakeholders involved in talent development, event management, crisis management and gender studies). Kristiansen has a Cand. Philol in Scandinavian languages and Literature from the University in Oslo (1995), and an M.Sc (2005) and PhD in Sport Science from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (2011).