Laura Brown (BSc, BA, M.Arch, RIBA II, Ph.D) is a research fellow in the department of architecture at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her professional and educational background span the disciplines of sport development, facilities, and architecture, and her research is a synthesis of these themes. Laura’s doctoral thesis examined architectural design and legacy in Summer Olympic Games host cities. Her current research explores architectural design and reuse in the wider sport mega event context. Laura also has a wider interest in the design of spaces for sport, leisure and recreation, and their impact on human health and wellbeing.