Lecturer in Sport Management, Western Sydney University

Keith D. Parry is Lecturer in Sport Management at the University of Western Sydney. He has a background in sports coaching and sports development and continues to be actively involved within the sports industry. His research interests are based around the sociology of sport, with a focus on sports fandom and fan engagement, and he has used a variety of qualitative methods to study these. His PhD examines the constructions of sports heroes within the setting of a new sports team.

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.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Lecturer in Sport Management, University of Western Sydney
  • 2005–2011
    Programme Leader Sports Coaching and Development, Bournemouth University

Education

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