Genevieve Gordon-Thomson is Director of DMU's CRISTAL (Centre for Research and Innovation of Sport, Technology and Law) and manages its Sports Law provision. Most recently Genevieve has written and launched the world's first Master's degree programme dedicated to the business of motorsport. She also teaches International Sports Law and Global Sports Marketing at American universities including Syracuse University and Ithaca College and previously at British institutions including Birkbeck, University of London where she acted as a sessional lecturer in International Sports Law, Tort Law and Contract Law for 9 years. Her research work focuses on legal issues surrounding equine sports, learning disabilities in sport and the legalities of sport sponsorships. She holds an LLM in International Sports Law, is an editorial panel member for Law in Sport, BASL Board member, trustee at UK Sports Association for Athletes with Learning Disability and Legal Advisor to Stoolball England.