Research Events

Upcoming events listed here include research group events from the three SaSM REGs (Research and Enterprise Groups)Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE)Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESM) and Sport and Leisure Cultures (SLC).

If you would like to advertise your event here please contact Dorthe Green


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18 April 2018 Myths and Misconceptions of International Development Consultancy
Speaker: Jonathan Mitchell- Portfolio Leader Financial and Private Sector Development, Oxford Policy Management. Jon has 30 years of economic development experience in some 35 countries. He is a published author in inclusive economic growth. He manages multi-country international teams and has led large and high-profile market development programmes and evaluations in challenging environments in Africa and Asia. Having worked as a long-term technical assistant in-country, in a donor country office, for a development policy “think tank” (the Overseas Development Institute, London) and for a number of consultancy organizations, Jon was drawn to Oxford Policy Management because he thinks that a thoughtful, mission-driven independent research company is the most effective platform to deliver development impact. Jon is working on a PhD by publications at the School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton
Robert Dodd 211, Darley Road, Eastbourne Campus 3PM-5PM To book, please contact Dorthe Green


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2 May 2018 Teaching Social Justice
The newly formed Research and Enterprise Group of Sport and Leisure Cultures (SLC) is holding a symposium focussed on teaching social justice in sport. One of the distinguishing features about the ‘Brighton school’ of social science is that it seeks to have a critical social justice aspect to our research and our teaching. The event will take place on Eastbourne Campus, Hillbrow Room G41 on Wednesday May 2nd from 13.00-16.00.
The speakers are:• Eric Murangwa MBE, (Football for Hope Peace and Unity), former Rwanda goalkeeper and survivor of the Tutsi genocide
• Dr Deborah Gabriel (Bournemouth), author of Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia and focussed on critical pedagogies in Higher Education
• Dr Joanne Hill (Bedfordshire), working on a project on Social justice and socio-cultural issues in physical education teacher education
• Dr Jayne Caudwell (Bournemouth), international expert on gender and sexuality in sport, who has published widely in these areas.It is intended that this event is not just of interest those teaching sport, but for those interested in critical pedagogies, teaching social justice, de-colonising the curriculum, and wider issues in challenging discrimination.This event is being held in conjunction with the annual Football 4 Peace v Homophobia Festival – a great example of where the University of Brighton puts its values into teaching and research. This can be seen in the recent publication of Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures co-edited by Tom Carter, Dan Burdsey and Mark Doidge and containing chapters from colleagues in SLC.To Book


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16 May 2018 Banning Tackling in School Rugby: Understanding the Debate
The seminar will be given by Dr Adam White from Oxford Brookes University. Adam is a founding member of the Sport Collision Injury Collective (, the group who sent a petition to the government to remove tackling from compulsory physical education and school sport rugby lessons in 2016.

In March 2016 doctors and academics demanded the government take action to remove tackling from contact codes of rugby from the school physical education context. Based upon the injury profile (and particularly the high propensity of traumatic brain injury) associated with the tackle phase of the game in in rugby union and rugby league, it has been argued that the sport is unnecessary in the compulsory school context. This seminar will focus on five key areas:

1. The current injury surveillance data in youth and school sport
2. The effects of traumatic brain injuries (concussions)
3. The current structure and provision of contact sport in the school context
4. The issue of informed consent
5. The socio-cultural response to the calls to remove tackling in schools in physical education

Seminar will be between 5PM-6:30PM in G41, Hillbrow, Eastbourne Campus. To book please email Dorthe Green