University of Hertfordshire

Dr Claire Jenkin


Claire is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Development at University of Hertfordshire. Prior to this, she was a Sport Management Lecturer at Victoria University in Melbourne. 

She has recently completed a PhD at Victoria University in Australia, in partnership with Australia Sport, examining why older adults may or may not participate in sport. Post PhD research projects have included leading an evaluation of a walking basketball programme for older adults, for Basketball Victoria in Australia.

Other research interests include sport for social change and international sport for development.

Prior to entering academia, Claire was a Sport Development Manager in London and also worked on sport for development projects in Zambia. 

Claire is a current committee member of the UK Sport Development Network (UKSDN), and former board member of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), and the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP).

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