Staff Profiles: Dr. Colin Baker

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Staff Profile: Dr. Colin Baker
Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Colin Baker

Senior Research Fellow

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Senior Research Fellow and Postgraduate Research Lead in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.


My research interests are concerned with exploring and understanding the role of sport and physical activity and how these impact individuals, communities and policy. I am particularly interested in developing innovative research methodologies that speak to the complexity of modern life and the role of partnerships between diverse organisations.


Award Title Institution Date
PGCert Higher Education Leadership and Management University of Gloucestershire 2016
PhD Sports Studies University of Gloucestershire 2011
MSc Physical Activity and Health Promotion University of Gloucestershire 2007
BA (Hons) History and Combined Studies Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE 1999

Teaching and research


Mixed methods approaches; qualitative methods; quantitative methods.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My current research focus lies in devising a social return on investment in health with UoG colleagues and exploring partnership processes within diverse settings including health promotion, crime desistance and employment. I also work with a number of clients to provide consultation and evaluation services.


More publications from Dr. Colin Baker can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Professional positions

School of Sport and Exercise Postgraduate Research Lead.