Chris is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Development at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.
Chris completed a PhD at the University of Kent investigating the sport participation legacy of the London 2012 Paralympic Games for disabled people in England. His research interests are in disability sport, sport mega-event legacies, and disabled people's sport spectatorship experiences.
Chris founded the Disability Sport Info podcast, which aims to communicate academic insights about disability sport to a non-academic audience. The podcast is free to use and share: https://disabilitysportinfo.buzzsprout.com/.
Prior to entering academia, Chris worked and volunteered with a variety of national governing bodies of sport, and has worked in different administrative functions within academia.
Senior Lecturer in Sports Development, University of Hertfordshire
Lecturer in Sports Development, University of Hertfordshire
University of Kent, PhD
University of Stirling, MSc in Sports Management
Bournemouth University, BA (Hons) Leisure Marketing
Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19, Managing Sport and Leisure
Football must not forget its inclusive responsibilities in the rush to get fans back into stadiums, Managing Sport and Leisure
Leveraging the London 2012 Paralympic Games to increase sports participation: The role of voluntary sports clubs, Managing Sport and Leisure
Are mega-events a solution to address physical inactivity? Interrogating the London 2012 Paralympic sport participation legacies among people with disabilities, European Journal for Sport and Society
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-year legacy: edited by Matthew P. Llewellyn, John Gleaves & Wayne Wilson, Oxon, Routledge, 2017, vii +190 pp., £31.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-138-08537-4, International Journal of the History of Sport
Paralympic Legacies: A Critical Perspective (Book Chapter, co-author), Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies
“The Legacy Element . . . It Just Felt More Woolly”: Exploring the Reasons for the Decline in People With Disabilities’ Sport Participation in England 5 Years After the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Journal of Sport & Social Issues
The organisational performance of national disability sport organisations during a time of austerity: a resource dependence theory perspective, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics