Dr Paul Kitchin
Lecturer in Sports Management
Paul has been a Lecturer of sport management in the School of Sport since 2009. He is a graduate of University of Tasmania and Deakin University in Australia and Loughborough University, England, where he completed his PhD investigating organisational change in para-sport.
His research examines how sport can be made more inclusive for anyone who wants to participate, specifically examining how organisations manage the engagement of people with disabilities since 2008. His work in this area could contribute to our understanding of how organisations alter their policies and practices to improve inclusion and accessibility for marginalized populations. He has successfully raised funds to support this endeavour. Currently, Paul is an editorial board member for the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, the International Journal of Sports Management and Marketing and Managing Sport and Leisure.
Paul leads the sport management curricula on the MSc Sport Management programme, and has a particular interest in the management and marketing of sport organisations. He has worked with a number of universities in the UK and Ireland as an external examiner and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Paul Kitchin, Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, talks about his research into causes of social exclusion from sport, and ways to make it more inclusive.