About me

My name is Verity and I am a researcher contributing to debate about the relations between sport and society in local, national and international contexts.

My previous research projects link to the interdisciplinary areas of sport policy, sport diplomacy, and sport mega-events.

In other words, I like anything to do with sport and society!

I have a BA in Politics, an MA in International Law, Ethics and Politics, and completed my PhD in Spring 2020.

PhD thesis title: Interconnecting discourses between governing actors, policy, and legacy around London 2012

I am currently split my time between a part-time Lectureship in Sport Business Management in the Department of Sport at Hartpury University and working on Research Associate contracts with Counsel Ltd. and SOAS University of London Japan Research Centre.

My latest academic article: Inspiring a generation: an examination of stakeholder relations in the context of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics educational programmes

My latest industry contribution: Major cultural and sporting events, UK Parliament, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry written evidence submission