Organisation profile

The Sports Studies degree programme is multi-thematic, reflecting the richly diverse research interests and projects within the Sports Studies Research Group.

Staff and students working in this area have a shared commitment to undertake research which is both soundly underpinned theoretically, and is grounded in the reality of practical implications and real-world applications.

The main strands of research involve

  • Sports coaching
  • Sports development
  • Sports leadership and management
  • Sociology of sport

Recent and current projects

  • Learning from legendary coaches
  • An exploration of fluctuations in the perceptions of expertise of expert sports coaches
  • Sport pedagogy
  • High performance coaching
  • Women’s sport leadership
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities in higher education
    Body compassion intervention to improve body image and the motivation to engage in physical activity in adolescents and young adults


  • Herts Sports Partnership
  • The Anita White Foundation at the University of Chichester
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences


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