Staff Profiles: Prof. Andrew Parker

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Prof. Andrew Parker

Staff Profile: Prof. Andrew Parker
Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach

Prof. Andrew Parker

Prof. Andrew Parker

Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach

Sport and Exercise

I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between sport and religion and my role at the University of Gloucestershire enables me to explore this further.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715387 Email: aparker@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between sport and religion and my role at the University of Gloucestershire enables me to explore this further. It's a fascination that's enabled me to work with organisations such as Christians in Sport and Sports Chaplaincy UK. I’m recognised at a national level as a teacher, researcher and communicator in my field of expertise.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BEd (Hons) Physical Education Liverpool Polytechnic (now Liverpool John Moores University) 1991
MA Sport, Culture and Society University of Warwick 1992
PhD Sociology University of Warwick 1997

Teaching and research

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Andrew’s research interests include: (i) sport and spirituality, (ii) sport and social identity and (iii) physical activity and schooling. Previous research activities have attracted funding from such sources as the European Commission and the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Publications

More publications from Prof. Andrew Parker can be found in the Research Repository.

Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

Andrew has carried out extensive work in relation to print media with contributions to local, national and international newspapers and radio broadcasting.

Subjects for media interviews

Sport and religion

Sport and young people

Sport and criminal justice (i.e. prisons/young offenders)

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