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Senior Lecturer in Sport Business, University of Liverpool

Dan’s research interests lie in sport business management and policy. He has a growing interest in examining social and economic networks in sport. Dan is the co-founder and Chair of The Football Collective, a global network of football scholars. Dan serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Managing Sport and Leisure, alongside a number of other editorial positions.

Dan has published research articles on subjects ranging from corporate social responsibility in sport, through to the impact of the economic downturn on sport. He has also edited a number of books and special issues. On top of this, he is a co-editor of the Routledge Book series "Critical Research in Football", and recently co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management.

Dan has consulted with, amongst others, the English Premier League, the Football Foundation (UKs largest sports charity), The English FA, the British Council and the Colombian Government. He is also the CEO of the Association of Sporting Directors and sits on the Advisory Group of The Sports Think Tank.

Dan also teaches on a number modules within the MSc in Sport Business and Management, the Football Industries MBA (FIMBA) and delivers executive education with the League Managers Association.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer in Sport Business, University of Liverpool


  • 2014 
    Liverpool John Moores University, PhD in Sport Science