Prof. John Hughson

Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies and Director of the International Football Institute

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR139

+44 (0) 1772 89 5891

John is research active within the area of sport and exercise science and is a member of the International Football Institute.


Educational and Professional Background

BA Honours (I) University of New England

PhD (Sociology) University of New South Wales


Hughson, John (2012) ‘An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: the historical significance of the Olympic poster design of Richard Beck’. Journal of Design History, 25 (3). pp. 268-284. ISSN 0952-4649

Hughson, John (2011) Not just Any Wintry Afternoon in England: the curious contribution of C.R.W. Nevinson to ‘football art'. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (18). pp. 2670-2687. ISSN 0952-3367

Hughson, John (2010) “The Friendly Games’: The Official IOC Film of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics as Historical Record’. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 30 (4). pp. 529-542. ISSN 0143-9685

Hughson, John (2010) The Cultural Legacy of Olympic Posters. Sport in Society, 13 (5). pp. 749-759. ISSN 1743-0437

More publications

Research Activities

Current Research Projects

Preparing contracted book on media theory and sport (Sage)

Preparing for publication, research paper on ethnography and sport history

Preparing for publication, research paper on the ‘official’ film of the 1956 Olympic Games

Preparing for publication, research paper on the aesthetic significance of Olympic Games posters

Preparing for presentation and subsequent publication, research paper on the significance of CLR James’s writing on cricket to British Cultural Studies

Working on various projects pertaining to the aesthetics and organisational aspects of association football