Nutrition and sport and exercise

Biology Ideology and Pastiche Hegemony

Dr Christopher R Matthews who lectures in the sociology of sport at the School of Sport and Service Management has recently published a new paper titled ‘Biology Ideology and Pastiche Hegemony’. The paper discusses the changing landscape of gender within a boxing gym. Read the paper here.

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism, co-edited by Senior Lecturer Dr Clare Weeden , has recently been reviewed by the International Ecotourism Club. Read the review here.  The book is published by and can be purchased via Routledge.

The FA is hamstrung as English clubs have too much power

In an unusual attempt to pre-empt England’s inevitable World Cup failure, the FA has published a report to investigate problems affecting the national team. The report represents the findings of the England Commission, a body launched in September 2013 by the new FA chairman, Greg Dyke, to understand why there were fewer players qualified to…

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Violence at the Italian World Cup

Mark Doidge, Research Fellow at the School of Sport and Service Management, spoke to The Conversation on the 2014 final between Fiorentina and Napoli which left three people in hospital. Read the article here.

International University of Applied Sciences welcomes Dr Goss-Turner

The School of Sport and Service Management has a number of strong partnerships with Universities in Europe. One such partnership, that stretches back to 1999, is with the International University of Applied Sciences in Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany.

The Conversation

Mark Doidge, Research Fellow at the School of Sport and Service Management, on David Moyes’ ‘swift’ departure from Manchester United. Read the article.    

Senior Lecturer on BBC Sussex Radio

Jed Novick, Senior Lecturer in sports journalism at the School of Sport and Service Management, was interviewed on BBC Sussex radio on 15 May 2014 on on the Hillsborough disaster. To listen, go to and scan to 1.13.25 Read more about Jed.

New publication co-edited by Principal Lecturer Dan Burdsey

Sport and South Asian Diasporas, Playing through Time and Space is available today from Routledge. Co-edited by School of Sport and Service Management Principal Lecturer, Dan Burdsey,  the publication demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationalism for global South Asian populations. More about the publication…

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Acclaimed major book by Sport Journalism course leader

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport, written by Rob Steen, co-leader of the Sport Journalism BA (Hons) course, will be published on 5 June by Bloomsbury. The book has been several years in the making and promises to be a must for anyone interested in the history of spectator sport. The book is already receiving rave…

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Newly appointed lecturer Flo Pietzsch from the Lawn Tennis Association

Flo Pietzsch has been recently appointed as Senior Lecturer in sport coaching and sport science at the University of Brighton. Flo moved to lecturing from his previous job at the Lawn Tennis Association as the strength and conditioning coach for the elite tennis players including Heather Watson and Laura Robson. Flo said “Having studied here as…

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