Matthew McDowell

Lecturer in Sport and Recreation Management, University of Edinburgh

I am trained as an historian. I have previously been employed by Glasgow and Kingston Universities as a tutor and sessional lecturer, and I have taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sports studies, Scottish and Celtic studies and history.
I am the organiser of the British Society of Sports History’s regional Scottish network, and I edit the guest blog site Scottish Leisure History. I have experience in organising conferences and symposia. Additionally, I have peer-reviewed manuscripts for Sport in History and the International Journal of the History of Sport, and reviewed books for a variety of journals.

My research interests are in the history of Scottish, British, and ‘North Atlantic’ sport. My work is based on archival research, and I have additionally utilised a variety of other qualitative methods. My publications examine a variety of topics, including:
The history of grassroots Scottish football
Scotland and the Empire/Commonwealth Games
The history of regional and 'glocal' sporting cultures in Scotland.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport and Recreation Management, University of Edinburgh