Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education, Head of Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leeds Beckett University

Professor Kevin Hylton is Head of the Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Beckett University, UK. Kevin is also Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education and is the first Black Professor to hold this title. His research focuses on ‘race’ in organisations and especially in sport, leisure and education.

Kevin has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and high profile book projects. Kevin authored ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory (Routledge, 2009) and is currently writing Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line for Routledge. Kevin is Board Member for the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (IRSS), the new Journal of Global Sport Management and Co-Editor of the Routledge Critical Series on Equality and Social Justice in Sport and Leisure. Kevin is Patron of the Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor (Sociology) Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education, Head of Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leeds Beckett University

Education

  • 2002 
    Leeds Beckett University, PhD (Sociology)

Honours

Patron of the Equality Challenge Unit; Adjunct Professor, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; FRSA Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts