Welcome to our work to promote the work taking place in the academic community. These pages encapsulate what we are about - creating good evidence based sport and physical activity policy and sharing it.
These pages will showcase the work of various sport academics in a format that is accessible to sport policy makers. With events and roundtables we will bring people together around topical themes - exploring the evidence and latest insight. We are in a unique position with experience in sport and physical activity policy over the last 20+ years. Working much closer together in future we can improve the impact of academics and improve the evidence and knowledge base for policy makers.
Tags: Dr Mathew Dowling
Posted: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 13:52
Dr Mathew Dowling (Anglia Ruskin University) and Spencer Harris' (University of Colorado) new book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and method of how to make inter-country comparisons in sport. In particular, the authors draw upon examples and case-studies from the elite sport policy and management domain to explicate the philosophical, methodological, and practical challenges of comparative analysis in sport. The book is essential reading for any advanced undergraduate or postgraduate students studying sports or sport-related degrees and is a useful companion for researchers seeking to make comparisons between sporting nations Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:37
Dr Mathew Dowling – Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
In January, Sport England, the non-departmental public body responsible for growing and developing grassroots and community sport, published its latest strategy, Uniting the Movement. The 10-year strategy is designed to tackle the nations obesity problem and the underlying inequalities that inhibit a healthier and happier nation. The strategies vision is bold, to "transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity" (p. 1) by investing "in sport and physical activity to make it a normal part of life for everyone in England, regardless of who you are" Read More »
We are happy to showcase the work of the academic community to sports policy makers. We want to create space for highlighting work in an accessible format for a wider range of stakeholders across the sport and physical activity landscape.
If you are interested in joining us contact the team. We have a Directory of those sharing their work with us. Once again if you would like to have your profile here please contact us.