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Colin Baker

Senior Research Fellow

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


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.


  • 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 & Research


Mixed methods approaches; qualitative methods; quantitative methods.


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 Colin Baker can be found in the Research Repository.