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Senior Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Policy, The University of Edinburgh

My research interests lie in global sports, diplomacy and international relations.

I edited "Sport Mega-Events in Asia (2023, Palgrave)" and "Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics (2017)"

I am the founding research director of the Scottish Centre for Olympic Research and Education (SCORE) at the University of Edinburgh. The SCORE is an IOC-registered Olympic Studies Centre.


  • 2008 
    Loughborough University , PhD / Sociology of Sport