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Christopher Brown

Lecturer in Sports Development, University of Hertfordshire

Chris is a 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 sports participation, sport mega-event legacies, and disability sport.

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.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sports Development, University of Hertfordshire


  • 2019 
    University of Kent, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of Stirling, MSc in Sports Management
  • 2011 
    Bournemouth University, BA (Hons) Leisure Marketing


  • 2018
    Paralympic Legacies: A Critical Perspective (Book Chapter, co-author), Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies
  • 2018
    “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
  • 2017
    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