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Associate Professor at Mount St. Mary's University, Mount Saint Mary's University

Dr Sarah Zipp is an Associate Professor at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland (USA). Her work explores sport for development, gender equality, globalization, ethics in leadership and issues of social justice in sport. Dr. Zipp has taught at universities in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Singapore and Japan, bringing a global perspective to her teaching and research.

She is the founder of the Power to Play, Period project on menstrual health education in sport. See

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 home country, the USA. Dr Zipp was a competitive athlete in basketball, athletics and team handball.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport Management, University of Stirling


Early Career Scholar of the Year - Journal of Sport for Development (2020)