Academy of Sport - Acadamaidh Spòrs Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann


A vibrant gathering place for sports research with impact. We aim to make a meaningful and enduring difference.

We seek to work with the best possible partners and practice to address contemporary sporting problems and issues and ultimately inform and improve lives and communities.

Research Themes

Find out more about our research themes past and present.

Research Themes


Books, articles and reports, policy briefs and advisory papers and blogs.

Browse the Academy of Sport's documents on the University's research portal

Briefing and Advice Papers

 - The Value of Scottish Football Report (2020) (pdf on

- The Scottish Sporting Landscape Review (2019) (pdf on


Current Research Seminars

Details of our current seminar series presented by Edinburgh Social and Political Sports Research Group in partnership with Academy of Sport & Moray House School of Education.

Current Seminar Series