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Lecturer, Faculty of Health Science and Sport, University of Stirling

Sarah Zipp is a researcher and lecturer in sport studies and sport management at the University of Stirling in Scotland (UK). Her work explores sport management and socio-cultural aspects of sport, including sport for development, gender equality, globalization, diversity in sport leadership, employability skills in sport and issues of social justice. Dr. Zipp has taught at universities in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Singapore and Japan, bringing a global perspective to her teaching and research.

Dr Zipp has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, reports and news articles. She co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Global Sport (2020) and was named the Early Career Researcher of the Year (2020) by the Journal of Sport for Development. She earned her PhD in Development Studies at the International Institute for Social Studies at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She studied sport administration at Virginia Commonwealth University (MSc) in her come country, the USA. Dr Zipp was a competitive athlete in basketball, athletics, team handball and more. These days, she occasionally competes in Scottish Highland Games events.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport Management, University of Stirling