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Dr Paul Kitchin

Head of School of Sport

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School of Sport


Sport and Exercise Sciences Research


Room 15E07B Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB


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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.