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Research

Staff in the Department are actively involved in the major professional associations in this subject area, and are active in the:

  • British Sociological Association
  • Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sport England
  • Active Surrey
  • Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Coach Sussex

Dr David Muggleton

David is the author of the seminal work ‘Inside Subculture’, which informs student understanding of youth leisure behaviour. 

He is also co-editor of The Post-Subcultures Reader. David is a member of the Warwick Drinking Studies Network with a particular focus on historical notions of respectable leisure and the ‘improved public house’.


David Lord

 David undertakes many external consultancy projects requiring research  into socio- and geo-demographic analysis of selected catchment areas linked to propensities for participation and trends in different leisure and sporting activities. 

Sport participation demand models and facility planning tools are utilised to assist strategic and locational planning for future sports facility provision. 

David's research in  these areas informs his production of feasibility studies, business plans and implementation strategies for public and private sector clients.


Philippe Crisp

In the field of community coaching, Philippe Crisp has worked with CoachSussex in an examination of the skills necessary for coaching within the community participation context.


Paul Wheeler

Paul has presented at a number of conferences on different aspects of Golf History. 

This has included a summary of his MA thesis on the history of the Royal Isle of Wight Golf Club through to an overview of his proposed PhD topic on the History of Golf Tourism.


Danny Potter

Danny Potter has extensive experience in both Sport Development and Football Coaching and Performance. 

Danny’s main research areas include sociological issues in sport; development though sport; coach development and football studies.

Danny is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Chichester in Football Fandom. 

Danny’s recent research outputs include ‘the impact of post team relocation in football’; ‘civic allegiance and football supporters’; ‘The impact of a participant-centred sport for social change intervention pilot project in the UK’. 


Dr Jordan Matthews

Dr Jordan Matthews was an expert consultant on the 2014 global progress report for women and sport which has informed the current work of the International Working Group for Women and Sport (IWG).

Jordan has presented findings from his PhD at international and national sociology of sport, history of sport, and women’s history conferences.

Jordan’s research interests are focused on women in sport, in particular social movements, activism, and leadership.

He was an expert consultant on the 2014 global progress report for women and sport which is informing the 2014-18 work of the International Working Group for Women and Sport (IWG).

He has interviewed key personnel from around the world in the women and sport movement and has also conducted interviews with women sport leaders in Tanzania.

Jordan has presented findings from his PhD at international and national sociology of sport, history of sport, and women’s history conferences.