School of Sport and Service Management

The Conversation

Senior Research Fellow Dr Mark Doidge writes for The Conversation on the ‘beautiful game’. Read the article.

Getting Onside for World Peace day

Over 250 local school students and sports coaches from around the globe converged on the University of Brighton in a festival of football to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21 September. The annual Football 4 Peace (F4P) international training camp brought together pupils from 14 local schools with delegates from Ghana, South…

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PhD student features on CABI

Student Jennifer Holland was recently asked to write a guest article for the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences (CABI) about her PhD “Navigating Uncertainty: The Influence of Risk on Consumer Decision-Making in Ocean Cruising”. Jennifer’s article featured in CABI’s Leisure Tourism section and you can read the article here. Find out more about our postgraduate…

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How fan power is challenging football culture

Football fans are mobilising to campaign against discrimination and to have a say in the way their clubs are run. Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences, spoke yesterday on “fan activism” at the British Science Festival.

Looking for ways to stay cool during heatwaves

As sunbathers enjoy this week’s hot weather, scientists at the University of Brighton are researching ways the elderly can avoid heat-related illnesses which claim 2,000 lives in the UK each year. The university is recruiting healthy volunteers aged 65 and over for a series of tests designed to help older people to stay cool.

Football 4 Peace volunteers head to Ireland

During the Easter break volunteers from Football 4 Peace International (F4P), travelled to Ireland to assist the Irish Football Association (IFA) coaches to deliver F4P methodology based sessions with values such as trust, respect and responsibility. Graham Spacey, International Partnership Manager, was delighted to be back working in Ireland and Northern Ireland with the programme that…

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Olympic officials impressed with doping research

Athletes and sports fans around the world listened to an anti-doping debate as International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials visited the University of Brighton’s state-of-the-art sport research facilities at the Eastbourne campus. A live-streamed debate between the university’s Professor Yannis Pitsiladis and the University of Stirling’s Dr Paul Dimeo, an expert in drug abuse in sport,…

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Football can help refugees

Football can build support networks for refugees and help integrate them into communities, according to a University of Brighton academic. Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow, School of Sport and Service Management, has been awarded almost £15,000 by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences to run two workshops under the title ‘Refugees…

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Olympic officials visiting Eastbourne campus labs

Cutting-edge anti-doping research at the University of Brighton is to be reviewed by senior officials from the International Olympic Committee. A delegation led by Professor Uğur Erdener, IOC Member and Chair of the IOC’s Medical and Scientific Commission, and Dr Richard Budgett OBE, Olympian and IOC’s Medical and Scientific Director, will be visiting the university’s…

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Helping to market East African countries as a single tourist destination

In February 2016, Professor Marina Novelli was invited by the East Affrica Tourism Platform (EATP) to facilitate a discussion on ‘Steering East Africa as a Single and Competitive Destination’ at Kigali, Rwanda. The forum addressed questions on the feasibility and viability of East Africa as one tourism destination and the sense it makes to key…

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