Personal profile

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Sport Management at Coventry University. I have research interests in the fields of sport, culture, and politics and have published articles in 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.

Research:

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.

I am co-editing a special edition of International Journal of Sport Politics and Policy on the effects of austerity measures on sport in Europe, and have recently had an article accepted for Soccer and Society which examines discussions of football within contemporary literature. Other projects include an analysis of the impact of “Sport for Yes” on the Scottish independence referendum.

Research Interests

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

Education / Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate, Manchester Metropolitan University

20152016

Doctorate, Kingston University

20082013

MA, University of Gloucestershire

20032004

Degree, University of Worcester

19992002

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Research Output 2013 2017

  • 7 Article
  • 3 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Special issue
  • 1 Working paper
sport
campaign
dependence
political independence
referendum

The community impact of football pitches: A case study of Maidstone United FC

May, A. & Parnell, D. 1 Feb 2017 In : Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. 20, 2, p. 244-257 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soccer
team
impact
sports club
third generation
1 Citations

Football, Community and Sustainability

Porter, C., May, A. & Kiernan, A. 2016 In : Soccer & Society. 17, 5, p. 661-791

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Football

The Irish Soccer Split

May, A. 2016 In : Irish Studies Review. 24, 4, p. 474-476 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

soccer

The relationship between football and literature in the novels of Irvine Welsh

May, A. 21 Dec 2016 In : Soccer & Society. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soccer
Football
novel
clubs
fan

Activities 2010 2017

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

North American Society of Sport Management

May, A. (Participant)
30 May 20173 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Political Studies Association Sport, Politics and Policy Conference 2017

May, A. (Participant)
16 Mar 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

European Association for Sport Management Conference 2016

May, A. (Participant)
10 Sep 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Political Studies Association Sport, Politics and Policy Conference 2016

May, A. (Participant)
4 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Soccer and Society (Journal)

May, A. (Guest Editor)
1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

Activity: Editorial activity