Claire is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Development at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. Before this, she was a Lecturer in Sports Management at Victoria University in Australia.
She completed a PhD at Victoria University in Australia, in partnership with Australia Sport, examining why older adults may or may not participate in sport. Post PhD research projects have included leading an evaluation of a walking basketball programme for older adults, for Basketball Victoria in Australia.
Other research interests include sport for social change, sport and diplomacy and international sport for development.
Prior to entering academia, Claire was a Regional Sport and Community Development Manager in London, UK and has worked on sport for development projects in Zambia on behalf of UK Sport.
Senior Lecturer in Sports Development, University of Hertfordshire
Sport Management Lecturer, Victoria University
Victoria University, PhD
Loughborough University, MSc Sociology of Sport
Loughborough University, BA (Hons) English and Sport Science
Sport for Adults Aged 50+ Years: Participation Benefits and Barriers, Journal of Physical Activity and Aging
Sport and ageing: A systematic review of the determinants and trends of participation in sport for older adults, BMC Public Health
Are they ‘worth their weight in gold’? Sport for older adults: benefits and barriers of their participation for sporting organisations, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand