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Mathew Dowling

Associate Professor in Sport Policy and Management, Anglia Ruskin University

Mathew is an organisational sociologist interested in the application of organisational and political theory to examine the changing organisation and structure of sport systems within the UK and Canada.

Mathew joined ARU in June 2016 as a Senior Lecturer on the Coaching and Physical Education programme. Prior to joining ARU, Mathew completed his BSc and MSc in Sport Management at Loughborough University (2006-2009) before undertaking his doctoral studies at the University of Alberta, Canada (2010-2014).

His doctoral work examined the development of Canadian Sport for Life and the leadership team responsible for the creation and dissemination of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. Mathew was also Lecturer in Sport Development and Management at the University of St Mark and St John (2014-2016) and is a passionate basketball enthusiast.


  • –present
    Dowling, Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2014 
    University of Alberta, PhD