School of Sport



Public Seminars and Lectures

The Department runs an annual series of Sports Studies seminars - The Stirling Seminars in Sport.

The seminars are given by a variety of academic and non academic speakers involved in different aspects of sport including internationally recognised scholars and public figures.

All seminars will take place at 6.00pm in Lecture Theatre B4, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling.

Presentations will begin at 6.00pm.

For further information please contact Karen Caldwell
Tel. 01786 466498, E-mail

All staff, students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Date Speaker Title
Thursday 30th September 2010 Dr Paul Dimeo, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling The Most Successful Doping Programme in Sports History: Uncovering the East German System
Thursday 21st October 2010 PUBLIC LECTURE - Mel Young, Founder & President, Homeless World Cup Can Social Enterprise Change the Face of Sport for Development?
Wednesday 3rd November 2010 Kerry Mummery, Professor of Physical Activity and Population Health and Director of the Population Research Laboratory at Central Queensland University Community-based Physical Activity Promotion: The Australian 10,000 Steps Experience
Thursday 24th February 2011 PUBLIC LECTURE - John Amaechi, Founder and Chief Executive of Amaechi Performance Systems Anti-intellectualism and Machismo: The Cult of Sports Leadership

Thursay 10th March 2011 **


Dave Newton, Managing Director of Nova International **


Mass Participation Events and Mass Participation ** Cancelled
Thursday 24th March 2011 Dr Sue Bridgewater, Director, Centre for Management in Sport, University of Warwick Football Brands and Management



Date Speaker Title
Monday 28th September PUBLIC DEBATE - Panel: Gordon Smith, Henry McLeish, James Proctor, Iain Blair, David Longmuir, Fraser Wishart and Chaired by Jim Spence Scottish Football under the Spotlight
Thursday 22nd October

Dr Chris Cushion, Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Exercise Science, Loughborough University

Andy Abraham, UKCCE, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Debate - Understanding Sports Coaching; Exploring the Boundaries of Practice and Theory

Thursday 5th November

Professor Stefan Szymanski, Professor of Economics, City University, London

Why England lose

Thursday 19th November Professor Verner Moller, Sport and Body Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark Reasons and Motives for the Exclusion of Michael Rasmussen from the Tour de France 2007 - Qualitative research issues in sensitive case-studies
Thursday 18th February PUBLIC LECTURE - Andrew Jennings, Investigative Journalist Investigative Journalism and Corruption in International Sport
Thursday 4th March Dave Newton, Managing Director of Nova International Mass Participation Events and Mass Participation
Thursday 25th March PUBLIC LECTURE - Michele Verroken, Sporting Integrity Is there any integrity left in sport?
Thursday 22nd April Professor Stuart Biddle, Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology, Loughborough University Behavioural Aspects of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Health: Why there isn't a simple answer to a complex issue!



Date Speaker Title
Thursday 9th October 2008 Dr Susie Palmer, Corporate Policy Officer (Health Policy), Glasgow City Council 2014 Commonwealth Games: using Health Impact Assessment to create a sustainable legacy for Glasgow
Thursday 16th October 2008 John Lyle, Professor of Sports Coaching, Carnegie Research Centre, Leeds Metropolitan University Researching Coaching: development of coaching specific research


Thursday 27th November 2008

Cancelled - sorry, this seminar has been cancelled

Dr Marco Cardinale, Head of Sports Science and Research, British Olympic Association

Sports Science Support in Elite Sport: how much can science help in winning medals?

Thursday 12th March 2009 Dr Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy and Marketing, Coventry University Business School Sponsorship Ambushing and Sporting Mega Events
Thursday 26th March 2009 Dr Scarlett Cornelissen, Associate Professor, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Leverhulme Trust Fellow, Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling A Delicate Balance - major sport events and development in the Global South and North
Thursday 16th April 2009 Nick Rowe, Head of Research, Sport England National Strategies for Sport in England: transformational change or variations on a theme?



Date Speaker Title
Thursday 11th October 2007 Eileen Kennedy, Director, Centre for Scientific and Cultural Research in Sport, Roehampton University 'A Very Modern Heroine': Intersections of Gender, Race and Class in the Press Narration of Kelly Holmes' Olympic Victory
Thursday 8th November 2007 Anna Campbell, Cancer Care Research Centre, University of Stirling Is it Time for Exercise-based Cancer Rehabilitation?: An Overview of Current Research into the Effects of Exercise during and after Cancer Treatment
Thursday 22nd November 2007 Alistair Gray, Managing Director of Genesis Strategic Management Consultants Why England will Never Win the World Cup Again (neither will Scotland once)!
Thursday 28th February 2008 Russell Martindale, School of Life Sciences, Napier University Talent Identification and Development
Thursday 20th March 2008 Meghan Ferriter, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Applied Social Sciences, University of Glasgow Reading the Game: A Comparative Analysis of UK and US Athletes, Teams and Sport Narratives
Thursday 17th April 2008 Prof. Fred Coalter, Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling Development in Sport: Theory and Practice



Date Speaker Title
Thursday 12th October 2006 Mr Alistair Gray, Managing Director of Genesis Strategic Management Consultants & Director of the Scottish Institute of Sport Foundation Corporate Leadership v Corporate Governance
Thursday 9th November 2006 Andy Gross, Sports and Entertainment Barrister "Representing a star" in Music, Sports and Film
Thursday 30th November 2006 Professor John Reilly, University of Glasgow The Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Thursday 1st March 2007 Professor Bill Gerrard, Leeds University Business School Shirts, Suits and Statistics: Applying Moneyball to the Beautiful Game
Thursday 22nd March 2007 John Hutchinson, De Montfort University Football in Edinburgh 1800 - 1875
Thursday 19th April 2007 Professor Celia Brackenridge, Professor of Sport Sciences (Youth Sport), Brunel University A difficult berth - child abuse research and the sport policy agenda