SSLD is just one of many Research Clusters at Plymouth Marjon University. Click here for details on other Research Clusters.
The scope of the cluster encompasses research on the management of the economic, environmental, and social impacts of sport and leisure, the balancing of the associated objectives/outcomes in strategies that use sport and leisure as a tool for development, and the identification of the best means for the attainment of sustainable outcomes/benefits through the integration of sport and leisure with the holistic framework of sustainable development.
More specifically, the scope includes:
Mission: To undertake theoretically grounded, industry relevant and socially impactful research that can inform and enable inclusive policy formations towards the effective incorporation of the range of sport-related as well as leisure products and services into sustainable development strategies for individual and community well-being, capacity-building and social change.
Director: Dr Vassilios Ziakas
Dr Aaron Beacom
Dr Kass Gibson
Dr Mark Leather