Lucie Schoch


Lucie Schoch is a lecturer at the Sport sciences institute of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL). She received her doctoral degree in 2011 from the University of Lausanne and the University of Strasbourg. In 2012, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She joined the ISSUL in 2013, initially as a substitute lecturer and subsequently as lecturer in 2016. She has published her research in different peer-reviewed journals such as Sociology of Sport Journal, Journalism Practice or Media, Culture and Society.


  • Media and sport
  • Sports journalism & gender
  • Women in sports governance
  • Gender discrimination in sport

Her research focuses on issues of gender diversity in sport and sports media. She has notably studied sports journalism in Switzerland, with a particular interest for the experiences and career paths of women in this profession. Her current research focuses on gender diversity in sports governance. It explores the impact of the gender orientation of a sport, the development of the federation’s structure, as well as the formal gender policies implemented by organizations on the gender ratio at governance level. It tries to understand why, despite a positive evolution in

general, women holding leadership positions in the governance of key sport organizations remain rare.