Dr Jamie Kenyon graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a first class honours degree in Sport Development and Sport Studies in 2009 before completing a MSc degree in Research Methods with a focus on qualitative research in 2010 (also from Liverpool Hope University). In 2010, Dr Kenyon joined the Centre for Olympic Studies & Research (COS&R) based at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University to undertake a fully funded research studentship (PhD) in sport management and marketing, which he completed in 2013.
While studying for his PhD, Dr Kenyon was also employed, part-time, at Liverpool Hope University as a lecturer in sport studies (sport sociology and football studies), and at Loughborough University as a research assistant. Between completing his PhD and starting his current role as a lecturer in sport management in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University in August 2015, Dr Kenyon held positions as an assistant lecturer in sport management at Loughborough University (2013-2014) and as a lecturer in sport management at the University of Northampton (2014-2015).
Currently, Dr Kenyon leads the Olympic Studies undergraduate module at Loughborough University. An early career academic, his research is currently focused on: mega sports events and place marketing (impact studies), customer relationship management in sport, and managing contemporary community and volunteer organisations.