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Dr Paul Kitchin

Lecturer in Sports Management

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Room 15E01F Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Paul has been a Lecturer of sport management in the School of Sport since 2009. He is a graduate of University of Tasmania (1998) and Deakin University (2002) in Australia and Loughborough University, England (2014), where he completed his PhD investigating organisational change in para-sport.

His research examines sport and social justice. One element examines how management facilitates the discrimination of disabled people in and through sport and the second element examines the nexus between sport business and gambling.

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 & 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 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Paul Kitchin
Title Closing Date  
Football Gambling and Youth in Africa Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 7 February 2020 View Details
Placing the athlete in the centre: what are Visually-impaired athletes’ experiences of classification, and how can we improve it? Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 7 February 2020 View Details