Dr Paul Gilchrist is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environment and Technology at the University of Brighton. His research focuses on the geographies of sport, leisure and popular culture. He has published on a range of themes, including leisure theory and the social regulation of public space, countercultural and lifestyle sport, histories of mountaineering, and the politics of countryside recreation. He is co-editor of The Politics of Sport: Community, Mobility, Identity (2011) and Coastal Cultures: Liminality and Leisure (2014). His current research focuses on the governance and regulation of parkour. Paul is founding convenor of the Political Studies Association's Sport and Politics study group and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Leisure Studies Association.
Dr. Russell Holden runs In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy, providing insight into the interplay between sport and politics both in the UK and overseas offering teaching, research, consultancy and broadcasting expertise. He previously taught at Cardiff Metropolitan University and regularly lectures at the University of Worcester and Southampton Solent University. He has written widely on the politics of sport, more especially on the political economy of cricket and has co-edited a special edition of Sport and Society - Sport, Community and Citizenship (Routledge). He is also the co-founder of the United Kingdom Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Research Group.
Dr. Peter Millward is Reader in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University. His key research areas are in the sociology of sport and popular culture. He has published over 30 outputs including articles in British Journal of Sociology, Sociology, The Sociological Review and Sociological Research Online, two monographs and two edited collections. His third monograph, Sport and Criminology: A Critical Perspective (Routledge) which is co-written with Laura Kelly and Emma Poulton, is due to be published in early 2016.
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