Professor, Loughborough University, UK
PresentationThe revised World Anti-Doping Code and the future of anti-doping policy - Play the Game 2007 (PP Pdf.)
- Professorial title awarded June 1994
- PhD. University of Salford, 1985. Thesis: 'Housing Policy and Central-local Government Relations'.
- M.Sc. Urban Studies, University of Salford, 1979. Dissertation: 'Urban Regeneration Strategies in Liverpool'.
- PGCE. St. Katherine's College, Liverpool, 1972.
- BA (Hons) Political Theory and Institutions, University of Liverpool, IIi, 1971.
- Elected to the Academy of Social Sciences, 2011
Employment 1998-present: Professor of Sport Policy, Loughborough UniversitySelected professional activities
- Editor in Chief, International Journal of Sport Policy (to be launched in Jan 2009)
- Editorial Board Convenor, Leisure Studies
- Editorial Board, Sport in Society
Assessor for research grant applications Welcome Foundation; Nuffield Foundation; ESRC; World Anti-Doping Agency; and Canadian Social Science Research CouncilSelected recent publications Nineteen books including:
- Sport, Policy and Politics: A Comparative Analysis, Routledge, 1997
- The Politics of Sports development: Development of Sport or Development through Sport? (with Anita White) Routledge, 2002
- Elite sport development: policy learning and policy advocacy (with M Green) Routledge, 2005
- Sport policy: A comparative analysis of stability and change (with NA Bergsgard, P Mangset, SI Nødland & H Rommetvedt), Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007
- Comparative elite sport development: systems, structures and public policy (edited volume with M Green) Butterworth-Heinemann (2008)
- Sport and Policy (with Russell Hoye and Matthew Nicholson) Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010
- Social capital and sport governance, (with M Groeneveld and F Ohl eds.), Routledge: London, 2010
- Participation in sport, (with M Nicholson and R Hoye eds.), Routledge: London, 2010
- A Handbook of Sports Development (with Mick Green eds.) Routledge, 2011
Relevant articles in refereed journals and chapters in books, selected since 2003:
- Human rights and doping in sport, Sport, Culture and Society, (Vol. 7.3 Autumn, 2004)
- Advocacy coalitions and elite sport policy change in Canada and the UK (with M Green) International Review of the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 39.4, 2004
- Governmentality, Modernisation and the “Disciplining” of National Sporting Organisations: The Cases of Athletics in Australia and the United Kingdom, (with M Green) Sociology of Sport Journal, 23.1, 2006.
- La gouvernance d’un comité d’organisation de jeux Olympic: le cas d’Sydney 2000 (with M Malfas & E Theodoraki). In Bayle, E. et Chantelat, P., La Gouvernance des organisations sportives, Paris: Eds L’Harmattan, 2007.
- Developing the research agenda in sport policy (with D Bloyce and A Smith) International Journal of Sport Policy, 1.1, 1-12. 2009
- Mechanisms of international influence on domestic elite sport policy, International Journal of Sport Policy, 1.1, 51-70. 2009
- Modernisation and sport: the examples of UK Sport and Sport England (with Mick Green), Public Administration, 87.3, 2009
- International perspectives on sport structures and policy. In W. Tokarski and K Petry (eds.) Hanhbuch sportpolitik, Schorndorf: Hoffman-Verlag, 2010
- Doping and the Olympics: Rights, responsibilities and accountabilities (watching the athletes). In Tomlinson, A. and Sugden, J. (eds.) Watching the Olympics, London: Routledge. In press, 2011
Funded research (since 2000)
- European Union, The impact of doping on young athletes & the preparation of a pan-European communication strategy. In association with PMP Consultancy, £150,000, 2001.
- Youth Sport Trust and DfES. An evaluation of specialist sports colleges. £48,000 pa (2002- 2007). A variety of projects focused on the work of sports colleges in developing and disseminating good practice in PE and sport.
- New Opportunities Fund. An evaluation of projects designed to improve the quality of PE and sports facilities in schools (with four others). £1,200,000 over six years (2003 - 2009).
- School Sport Partnership programme: An evaluation of the SSCo programme for DCSF, Sport England and YST (with four other colleagues) £729,000 over six years (2003-2009). This project included specialist reports on the impact of SSPs on behaviour, attainment and attendance and also on the emerging role and impact of FESCOs.
- An evaluation of the Council of Europe Compliance with Commitments project, £2,500, 2003.
- An evaluation of the Active Schools initiative, sportscotland, (with four other colleagues) £193,000, 2004-2007.
- Developing a guide for the evaluation of anti-doping education programmes, World Anti-doping Agency, 2011, £30,000.
Play the Game
- AGGIS: Accountability and good governance11-01-2013
- AGGIS: Implementation and compliance of good governance in International Sport Federations11-01-2013
- AGGIS: Stakeholders, stakeholding and good governance in international sport federations11-01-2013
- Dying to Win: The International Anti-doping Code09-11-2002