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Scholarly biography

Marc Keech is Principal Lecturer at the School of Sport and Service Management specialising in Sport Policy and Sport Management and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Marc has been awarded a PhD which examined the contribution of sport to end of apartheid in South Africa (Staffordshire University), a BA (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Studies (Staffordshire University) and a PGCE (Further and Higher Education - Manchester Metropolitan University).

Alongside academic publications, Marc has acted as a consultant and researcher for a range of organisations. Marc developed the placement programme for the BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management which received national recognition for its development of skills and knowledge for people working in sport. Marc is currently responsible for developing external partnerships with industry across all areas of sport and is a member of the national Higher Education (HE) working group of CIMPSA, (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity), for HE courses and Higher Apprenticeships. In 2018-19 Marc is the HE representative on the CIMSPA Professional Development Board

Research interests

  • The History and Politics of Sport Policy
  • Contemporary Sport Policy and Development in the UK
  • The Commonwealth Games
  • Sport and International Relations
  • Sport in South Africa
  • Reflective Practice for the Sport and Physical Activity Workforce

Supervisory Interests

  • The History and Politics of Sport Policy
  • Contemporary Sport Policy and Development in the UK
  • The Commonwealth Games
  • Sport and International Relations
  • Sport in South Africa
  • Reflective Practice for the Sport and Physical Activity Workforce

External positions

External examiner - social science of sport, Brunel University

20152019

External Examiner - MA Sport Development, University of Gloucestershire

20122016

BA (Hons) Sport and Fitness Management; BA (Hons) Sport Development, University of Chichester

20112015

General External Examiner, all Postgraduate Courses, Plymouth Marjon University

20082012

External Examiner MA Applied Sports Development, Plymouth Marjon University

20072011

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Research Output 2000 2018

Africa and the struggle against apartheid sport

Keech, M., 17 Sep 2018, Sport in the African World. Nauright, J. & Amara, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 74-93

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Exploring the growth of the commonwealth games

Keech, M., 25 Jan 2018, Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures. Burdsey, D., Carter, T. & Doidge, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 136-148 13 p.

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Sports
international relations
studies (academic)
federation
event

The Globalisation of Rugby 7s: From Novelty to the Olympic Games

Stewart, J. & Keech, M., 9 Feb 2017, The Rugby World in the Professional Era. Nauright, J. & Collins, T. (eds.). UK: Routledge, p. 93-107 15 p. (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society).

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Olympic Games
Sports
globalization
interest in sports
professional sports

The UK Sport Industry

Nauright, J. & Keech, M., 4 Dec 2017, Sport Business in Leading Economies. Zhang, J., Huang, H. & Nauright, J. (eds.). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Ltd, p. 427-459 33 p.

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Sports
industry
wintersports
soccer
clubs

"Nobody knew what to do": local indifference and national neglect after the School Sport Partnership was dissolved

Keech, M. & Buckley, J., 1 Jan 2016, Current issues in contemporary sport development. Biscomb, K., Medcalf, R. & Griggs, G. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 104-118 15 p.

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