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Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Policy, University of Edinburgh

My research interests lie in sport, lobal politics and diplomacy, global sport industry, and sport media and communication.

I edited (with two co-editors) "Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics (2017)"

I am also a founding member of the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Sport (ECSS) research group (

My recent research projects include 1) The Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games and the divided Koren peninsula, and 2) East Asian geopolitics and the three sports mega-events (the 2018, 2020, and 2022 Olympics).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Policy , University of Edinburgh


  • 2008 
    Loughborough University , PhD / Sociology of Sport