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I am an Assistant Professor in Sport Management at Coventry University. I have research interests in the fields of sport, culture, and politics and have published articles in European Sport Management Quarterly, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sport in Society, Soccer and Society, and Sociological Research Online. I also have an interest in innovative pedagogy and have published in Research in Post-Compulsory Education.

I was previously a Lecturer in Public Services and a Research Assistant in the Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities, Manchester Metropolitan University. I've also worked in teaching and research positions at Kingston University and the University of Central Lancashire.



I am currently researching a number of sport-related topics. These include the impact of austerity measures on sport organisations, the use of sport in political campaigns, sport and sustainability, and the relationship between sport and other forms of culture.


Research Interests

Sport; Culture; Politics; Sociology; Literature; Research Methods

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate, Manchester Metropolitan University


Doctorate, Kingston University


MA, University of Gloucestershire


Degree, University of Worcester


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Research Output 2013 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Management strategies of non-profit community sport facilities in an era of austerity

Parnell, D., May, A., Widdop, P., Cope, E. & Bailey, R., 27 May 2019, In : European Sport Management Quarterly. 19, 3, p. 312-330 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sports facility
impact structure
research method

Sport Policy and Politics in an Era of Austerity

Parnell, D. (ed.), Millward, P. (ed.), Widdop, P. (ed.), King, N. (ed.) & May, A. (ed.), Feb 2019, 1 ed. Routledge. 216 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Keynesian economics
Economic downturn
12 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the attitudes of students undertaking sports degrees towards online international learning

Bason, T., May, A. & LaFountaine, J., 2018, In : Motriz. 24, 3, 8 p., e000818.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
103 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
money laundering

Activities 2010 2019

  • 15 Participation in conference
  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Public Engagement Event
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

International Sport Economics and Sport Management Conference

Anthony May (Speaker), Simon Gerard (Speaker), Klaudia Choluj (Speaker)
16 May 201917 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

14th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union

Anthony May (Speaker), Tom Bason (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Political Studies Association “Sport, Politics, and Policy” Conference 2019

Anthony May (Speaker), Tom Bason (Speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (Journal)

Anthony May (Guest Editor)
1 Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Political Studies Association Sport, Politics and Policy Conference 2017

Anthony May (Participant)
16 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Peer Mentor of the Year

Anthony May (Recipient), 20 Jul 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)