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Chair of Sport and Head of the Academy of Sport, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Grant Jarvie MA, PhD, PhD (Honorary) is Chair of Sport at the University of Edinburgh where he is linked to the School of Education, the Academy of Government and the Centre for Cultural Relations.

He is Head of Edinburgh's Academy of Sport []

He has served as Vice- Principal and Acting Principal (for 9 months) within a Scottish University holding key portfolio’s, leading on key strategies, attracting significant income and managing organisational change.

Grant has held visiting appointments at the University of Illinois, Warsaw University and the University of Toronto. He is an associate member of the Centre for Candian Studies. He has experience of leading in large international higher education institutions.

He is currently Chair of the Sportscotland Trust Company with responsibility for thee National Centres.


  • –present
    Chair of Sport, University of Edinburgh