Sport Management and Development

​The Sport Management and Development group focuses on applied research that seeks to impact and influence the sporting landscape – internationally, nationally and locally.  The group has well established links with the industry and works closely with many relevant organisations across all sectors which, among others, include: government; national governing bodies; sports organisations; local authorities; and leisure trusts.  Academics use a range of research methods and frameworks, and are interested in pursuing collaborative research partnerships. 

The principal fields of research include:

  • Community sport development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Governance
  • Health and well-being
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operational management
  • Physical activity and participation
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Performance and excellence in sport
  • Performance management
  • Policy and public policy
  • Quality assurance
  • School sport
  • Social enterprise
  • Social exclusion
  • Strategy
  • Teams
  • Voluntary / not-for-profit development

Research Staff: