Research seminars

Edinburgh Social and Political Research Forum's seminar series in partnership with our Academy of Sport research network.

Upcoming seminars and workshops

Public workshops

Academy of Sport: An Independent Sports Think Tank - 2020-2021 Public workshops

Find details of the workshops through the PDF below.


Past seminars - videos or recordings

Day/Date Speaker (+ some have videos or or audio recordings)
Wed 11 Feb 2020 Mel Young, Co-Founder and Chair of the Homeless World Cup Foundation and Chair of Sport in Scotland | Homelessness and the Homeless World Cup
Wed 15 Jan 2020 Leo Hopkinson, London School of Economics and Political  Science  Is Boxing like Hunting?
Wed 20 Mar 2019

Supporting FIFA Women’s World Cup - France 2019: Lessons From the Beautiful Game International and Local Stories

Ebru Koksal - One of only two women to have been the CEO at a Champions League Football Club and currently Chair of Women in Football | Hattie Chandler - Strategic Manager at Heart of Midlothian and Advisor to Heart of Midlothian Women’s Football Club Board | Laura MontgomeryCo-Founder at Glasgow City, Scottish Football Manager, Former Player and a Leading Advocate of Women’s Football.  A trained Lawyer and Head of Sales and Sponsorship at Hibernian Football Club

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Danny Bisland, Scottish Football Association (SFA)  Football and Social Responsibility

Thur 7 Mar 2019 Dr Michael Crawley, University of Edinburgh  An Anthropological Insight into Ethiopian Running
Tues 19 Feb 2019 Dr Paul Widdop, Leeds Metropolitan University  Network Analysis and Football Research

Thur 7 Feb 2019

Liz Twyford, UNICEF Safeguarding Children, Sport and Human Rights

6 Dec 2018 Professor Wray Vamplew, University of Edinburgh and Stirling  Sport and Alcohol
6 Nov 2018 Preeti Shetty, CEO and Founder of Upshot  Digital transformation for data and insight

5 Jun 2018

Professor Bruce Kidd, Ottawa, Canada  Fresh Winds for Equity in Sport

15 Mar 2018

Hala Ousta, SFA Equity and Diversity Manager  Football, Diversity and Inclusion

22 Feb 2018 Dr Justin MacLean, University of Edinburgh | Agency and Physical Education
30 Nov 2017 Anthony McReavy  Future of Sport and Leisure Services in Scotland
11 Oct 2017 Richard Loat, Comic Relief  Innovation and Impact within Sport for Development
13 Sept 2017 Linda Macdonald, Robertson Trust  Sport for Change
26 July 2017

Professor Lucia Trimbur, City University of New York  What are the Politics of Sports Protests in Trump America?

29 June 2017

Dr Gavin Reid, University of Edinburgh | Sport and Austerity


Related links

Academy of Sport: Dialogue