John teaches across a range of subjects in sport management at undergraduate and postgraduate level. With a particular focus on enterprise and entrepreneurship, John works closely with 'Propeller' at our university to promote these areas in sport management. He has considerable expertise and experience in HE and currently also supervises at doctorate level and acts as a consultant to other organisations.
John teaches a range of sport management related areas including policy, finance and enterprise and has developed expertise in delivering online programmes over a ten year period. John supervises a range of PhD and masters dissertations and projects. Currently, John leads the delivery of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in sport and contributes to research methods and sports finance teaching.
John has worked in sport in universities for thirty years in a number of different teaching, research and management roles, and has also been a board member for a number of charitable organisations. Having started his career at Liverpool University in the late 1980’s as a research associate, he is formerly Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Carnegie (Sport) Faculty at Leeds Beckett University and has previously been Dean of Faculty for a sport and range of other areas at the University of Central Lancashire. John has also worked as a consultant and external advisor for a range of Universities across the world, including working as a UK Quality Assurance Agency auditor. As a strategic leader John was responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of high quality sport programmes for both the undergraduate and post graduate market, but also developing bespoke educational products for industry organisations in the UK and globally, including for the Fire and Rescue Services, outdoor education programmes for the Armed Services and programmes for a range of high profile sports for their Sports Coach UK post-graduate level accreditations.
- PhD Sport Social Policy, Liverpool University, 1994
- BA (Hons) Sports Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, 1984.
- Sport. Football. Rugby League.
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy.