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Deputy Head Of Department in Department of Sport & Event Management, Bournemouth University

Dr. Keith D. Parry is Deputy Head of Department in the Department of Sport & Events Management at Bournemouth University (UK) and an Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University (Australia). He is an award-winning writer and educator. His research has examined issues around identity, racism, masculinity, and the conflicts between country and culture. This research has provided him with a deep insight into both the sociology of sport (particularly sports fans) and national identity. His recent publications include examinations of women's sport, national identity, and national anthems.

Keith is also passionate about teaching and engaging students through innovative teaching practices. He is active on Twitter and this is one of the tools which he uses in his teaching practice.

Keith still plays a variety of sports and also confesses to being a sports fan.


  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Fellow, Western Sydney University
  • 2020–present
    Deputy Head of Department, Bournemouth University
  • 2018–2020
    Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester
  • 2011–2018
    Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University
  • 2005–2011
    Programme Leader Sports Coaching and Development, Bournemouth University


  • 2017 
    Western Sydney University, PhD
  • 2007 
    Bournemouth University, PG Cert Higher Education
  • 2004 
    University of Birmingham, MA
  • 2001 
    University of Warwick, PGCE
  • 2000 
    University of Warwick, BSc (Hons)