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Current role: Deputy Dean, School of Life and Medical Sciences

Background: Experience of teaching in secondary education and further education prior to joining UH in February 2006. Additional roles past and present include: Acting Head of Department (Psychology and Sport Sciences), Associate Dean, Education (Learning & Teaching); Departmental Lead for Academic Quality and Student Experience; Departmental L&T Lead; Member of Departmental Senior Management Team; Work Group Lead for Sports Studies; Final Year Tutor for Sports Studies, Vice-Chair of HHS Ethics Committee with Delegated Responsibility.

Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Previous roles include: Deputy Programme Tutor for Joint Honours; Vice Chair of Life Sciences Ethics Committee; Admissions Tutor for Sports Studies; Member of HES Recruitment and Marketing Committee.

Teaching specialisms

Sociology of sport; Sports management; Dissertation guidance

Research interests

Environmental impacts of sports; Commercialisation and mediatisation of sports;  Stereotyping and inequalities in sport; Deviance in sport.

Current research: Interpretation, implementation and impacts of the IOC’s environmental sustainability agenda.

Current supervision:

PhD: Developing a grounded theory of reflection

I have the following successful supervisory completions:

PhD: A Body Compassion intervention to improve body image and the motivation to engage in physical activity in adolescents and young adults

MSc by Research: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Stereotypes and Gender Issues in Cheerleading in the USA and UK

MSc by Research: Sport and subjective wellbeing

MSc by Research: The educative role of sport for black youths in inner London

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology of Sport, MSc with Distinction, University of Leicester

Award Date: 9 Jul 2003

PGCE (Post-compulsory education)

External positions

Senior Fellow of the HEA

Member of Sport Ecology Group


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