Dr Pippa Chapman

Programme Director: BSc Sport and Recreation Management / Senior Teaching Fellow


Pippa joined the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences in June 2019. Pippa holds a BA (Hons) in Sport Studies from the University of Stirling, a PhD from Loughborough University and a PG Cert in Academic Practice from the University of Durham. She has previously taught at Durham University and Brunel University London. 

Pippa has also worked for national sports organisations in development and research roles, including UK Sport, England Netball and Women in Sport. Her role at UK Sport involved working on the London 2012 international sport and education programme, International Inspiration. In this role Pippa worked with a range of government and non-government organisations in countries including Nigeria, Bangladesh and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Pippa's primary research interest is elite sport policy, with a particular focus on Olympic and Paralympic sports. Her PhD focused on elite sport policy in the UK in the context of hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has also conducted research on talent identification and development and youth disability sport and has a keen interest in leadership and governance in sport and the relationship between sport policy and health policy.  


2006 BA (Hons.) Sport Studies, University of Stirling

2014 PhD Sport Policy, Loughborough University

2020 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Durham

Undergraduate teaching

BSc Sport and Recreation Management

Postgraduate teaching

MSc Sport Policy, Management and International Development


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