School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing
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Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching: Sport policy and funding; Disability and inclusion; Physical activity and public health
Research Degree supervision PhD Director of Studies (one student) and second supervisor (two students)
My primary research interest concerns how physical activity and sport is located within the wider public policy process. Doctoral research and subsequent publications explored ways in which sports organisations interface with foreign policy and associated diplomatic activity. Within this I had a particular interest in the development of multi-stakeholder diplomacy; with actors such as the IPC, engaging in the diplomatic process as they advocate for wider social change. More recently research has focused on the UK public policy environment and in particular, how advocacy groups and policy entrepreneurs have engaged with health and wellbeing priorities that increasingly dominate the physical activity policy frame. As part of this, I am embarking on an investigation of allotmenteering as an element of local and national policy development. My research has influenced teaching in a number of ways, including use of field work to inform and enrich student understanding of contending policy theories.
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