Who am I?

My name is Verity and I am a researcher contributing to debate about the relations between sport and society in national and international contexts. My previous research projects link to the interdisciplinary question: how do sporting events influence relations between state and non-state actors? In other words, I like anything to do with sport and society!

I have a BA in Politics, MA in International Law, Ethics and Politics, and recently submitted my PhD thesis. I am currently working on some short research/teaching contracts whilst writing up funding applications and research publications.

Doctoral thesis title: Inspiring a Generation(?): Interconnecting discourses between governing actors, policy, and legacy around London 2012

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


Outside of my academic research I am a keen sport and recreation enthusiast. I own multiple sets of sports equipment and use it all depending on the weather. I am currently working on getting my handicap down for the golf season.

Academic profile: http://worc.academia.edu/VerityPostlethwaite

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verity-postlethwaite-812155a9/

ORCiD iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3246-4611

Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/verity_pos

Email: verity.pos@gmail.com

Thanks for reading and do get in contact if you have questions or comments.