Jacqueline Patatas graduated in Physical Education in 2008 (Federal University of Uberlandia UFU/Brazil), in 2012 she obtained a Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Activity from the State University of Campinas UNICAMP/Brazil. From 2015-2019, Jacqueline was a doctoral researcher at the research group Sport & Society (SASO) at the department of Sport Policy and Management of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), in Belgium. She has long-term involvement and experience in the area of physical activity and sports for people with disabilities, with extensive experience in Paralympic sport administration and event management. She integrated for four years the Brazilian Paralympic Committee’s team working in the Sports Department as the Brazilian Paralympic Academy and Classification manager and she was part of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee. In her doctoral research, Jacqueline focused on the factors influencing the development of Paralympic athletes and the appropriate development of tailored Para sport pathways, from the attraction to the sport to high-performance levels. More specifically, her research opened a dialogue in the sport policy literature approaching the SPLISS framework and its applicability in the Para sport context. As a Postdoctoral researcher, Jacqueline contributed to the UNESCO Chair research centre in Ireland in developing and implementing a training methodology to build capacity to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in and through sports. Jacqueline is a social scientist who is broadly interested in the relationship between sport and disability, particularly, examining how athletes with impairment are introduced to the sport and how do the different types of impairments influence the development of Para sport athlete pathways and talent identification processes. She has published several articles on these topics in journals such as Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Sport Management Review, Sport in Society, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. Currently, Jacqueline is integrating research and practice as the Wheelchair Rugby Program Manager for the British Columbia Wheelchair Sports Association in Canada.