• 22 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

I am interested in the intersection of sport and politics, the impacts of events and the enmeshing of sport and social justice. More specifically, I am interested in the multi-faceted politics of hosting mega-events. In particular, I'm interested in the ways in which host communities contest the deleterious impacts of mega-events, the way localised political movements interact with the global politics of the spectacle, and how mega-events impact on human rights. I examine these questions through ethnographic research, which involves in-depth engagement with the people involved in these episodes of political contention. Previous research has focussed on how these issues played out at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which has been published in numerous journals, including Leisure Studies and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. I am currently preparing a monograph based on this research, to be published by Manchester University Press.


I joined Coventry University in 2020 as a lecturer in sport and event management. Before working at Coventry, I completed my PhD at the University of Brighton on social movements and Rio 2016 and I was a lecturer in sport development at Abertay University from 2017 to 2020.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Adam Talbot is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 48 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

  • 22 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Talking about the ‘rotten fruits’ of Rio 2016: Framing mega-event legacies

Talbot, A., 2 Oct 2019, In : International Review For the Sociology of Sport . (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)

    Human rights abuses at the Rio 2016 Olympics: activism and the media

    Talbot, A. & Carter, T. F., 2 Jan 2018, In : Leisure Studies. 37, 1, p. 77-88 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Transforming informal communities through discourse intervention: RioOnWatch, favelas and the 2016 Olympic Games

    Talbot, A., 12 Jan 2018, Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures. Carter, T. F., Burdsey, D. & Doidge, M. (eds.). Taylor and Francis Group, p. 167-180 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Beginning Collaborative Learning: student and staff perspectives on its value and challenges

    Cawkwell, J., Talbot, A. & Boylan, M., 5 Dec 2016, In : Student Engagement and Experience Journal. 5, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The negative impacts of volunteering: A qualitative case study of one UK Scout group

    Talbot, A., Jun 2015, In : Voluntary Sector Review. 6, 2, p. 209-220 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)