• 391 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20042020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Historical, Sociological and Sports Management aspects of Disability and Paralympic Sport; Legacy and mega events, especially the Paralympic Games; The use of disability sport in the rehabilitation of military and non-military victims of violent conflict; Sport as a Tool for Promoting Peace.

Biography

Ian Brittain is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry Business School. He is an internationally recognised expert in the study of disability and Paralympic sport and has attended the last five summer Paralympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio. He is an experienced researcher and is widely published in a variety of books/book chapters and journals. Dr Brittain is an active reviewer for a number of journals, book publishers and funding bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council and the International Olympic Committee. He has presented at a variety of national and international conferences and has been successful in a number of large grant applications. These include an Economic and Social Research Council UK-Japan Connections grant worth £44,100, a Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme bid worth €852.600 on human rights, diversity and inclusion in the sporting mega even bidding and hosting process, a Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme bid worth €772.800 on managing the impact of mega-events, and two Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships for Dr Leonardo Mataruna from Brazil and Prof. Jill LeClair from Canada for which Dr Brittain acts as Scientist in Charge.

Area of Expertise:

Sociological, Historical and Sports Management aspects of disability and Paralympic sport

 

Vision Statement

My main interest is in the transformative potential of sport on the lives of people with disabilities. I am particularly interested in the impact of the Paralympic Games upon the lives of people with disabilities living in the host city/country. To this end I hope to start two long term projects investigating the social impact of the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games upon the lives of people with disabilities in Brazil and Japan. This is an issue that has not really been investigated in any real depth thus far. I am also interested in whether the cultural context has any bearing upon these potential impacts. My other main interest is in the history of particularly the early Paralympic Games and Stoke Mandeville Games, which I take every opportunity to improve. As a result of this I have one of the largest personal archives of Paralympic historical material in the world.

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Research Output

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • The Paralympic Brand Governance: The Best of Both Worlds?

    Gerard, S., Seguin, B. & Brittain, I., 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: The Visibility of People with Disabilities in Brazil as a Possible Legacy

    Lange De Souza, D. & Brittain, I., 29 Jul 2020, In : Communication and Sport. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)

    A Conceptual Model and Research Agenda for Bidding, Planning and Delivering Major Sport Events that Lever Human Rights

    McGillivray, D., Edwards, M., Brittain, I., Bocarro, J. & Koenigstorfer, J., 4 Mar 2019, In : Leisure Studies. 38, 2, p. 175-190 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 31 Participation in conference
    • 8 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    The Paralympic Games: Promoting Human Rights and Development?

    Ian Brittain (Speaker)
    1 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Seven Lectures on aspects of the Paralympic Games

    Ian Brittain (Speaker)
    29 Sep 201913 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    The Paralympic Games: how it all started

    Simon Gerard & Ian Brittain

    8/08/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Les Jeux paralympiques : comment tout commença, il y a 70 ans

    Simon Gerard & Ian Brittain

    10/07/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    National Public Radio - Tech Show

    Ian Brittain

    14/03/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Why do Americans ignore the Paralympics?

    Ian Brittain

    1/03/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment