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Head of Department; Finance, Accounting & Business Systems, Sheffield Hallam University

Rob joined the teaching team at Sheffield Hallam University in 2002. His main research interests are in the finance, economics and governance of professional team sports and his PhD focused on performance issues in team sports. The author or co-author of five books, including two titles that specifically examine financial reporting and management accounting in sport, he has also presented at major European Sport Management conferences in recent years and has numerous publications in the sport business and finance field. Rob is an active researcher and is a regular commentator for media agencies on the finances of sport, and football in particular, appearing on television with the BBC, Al Jazeera and ESPN, on national radio broadcasts such as Radio 5live and Talk Sport and in print with the Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph and FT.


  • –present
    Head of department, Sheffield Hallam University


  • 2017 
    Sheffield Hallam University, PhD Finance and Sport
  • 2004 
    Sheffield Hallam University, MPHil Sport Finance and Economics