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Sheridan Easton

Senior Lecturer in Sport Business and Management

s.easton@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816282

Currently working at the University of Chichester and teaching across the degree programmes delivered by the Institute of Sport (Sport and Social science area).

A senior manager from the sports, health and fitness and events industry, providing knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of the leisure industry. This includes the commercial, public and voluntary sectors and mega sporting events.

Previously employed for 30+ years across the leisure industry in senior management roles. He has worked in various roles including; Chief Executive of a leisure trust and Operations Director for the Fitness Industry Association. Head of Sport and Fitness for SkillsActive the Sector Skills Council. Sheridan has also worked at Wembley on numerous International events in both sport and music.

Current interests, involve competitive fitness events, tennis and golf. Following twenty years of rugby coaching career.

Professional

•     Skills Active                                     2008        Prince 2 Foundation

•     Solent University                              2010                            PgCTL(HE)

•     Essex University                                                2000                       MBA

•     Danbury Park management Centre          1999                       DMS

•     Gloucestershire University                          1981                       HNA in Recreational mgt & Dip Leisure

Publications

EASTON, S., WHEELER, P., 2020. The Growth of Leisure Trusts in the 90’s. https://sportsleisurelegacy.co.uk/

EASTON, S., JOHNSON, M., et al 2019. Developing leadership through Real World Learning. Case studies of student employability based on the Higher Education Research Institute’s [HERI] (1996) Social Change Model [SCM] of leadership development

ALGAR, R., EASTON, S., et al 2006. Mastering health club management: insight and inspiration health club industry; Off the Beaten Track, Chapter on Innovation. Ashford Colour Press. Hampshire.

Research

Student employability including; Business start-ups and Enterprise

Sporting Mega Events (Rugby World Cup and Olympics)

The Sports Leisure Legacy Project – A history of Leisure Centres in the UK