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Chris Moriarty

Chris Moriarty

Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management

Summary

Chris is the Course Leader for the MSc in Sport Business Management, teaching modules on international strategy and work based learning. He also teaches on the BSc in Sport Business Management, contributing to modules on the structure and organisation of sport, sport facility management and strategy for sport organisations.

  • About

    Chris has been a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University since 2004. He worked for 12 years as a manager in local government sport and leisure or Nottingham and Sheffield City Councils. His experience covers major events (for example the 1991 World Student Games in Sheffield, Nottingham’s Robin Hood Marathon), funding bids (he was part of the team that secured a £26 million lottery award for the National Ice Centre in Nottingham) and was responsible for sport strategy in Nottingham and Sheffield. He has also acted as Policy Adviser to the Yorkshire Sports Board.

    He is an experienced consultant, having worked in the University’s Sport Industry Research Centre for 10 years, completing major projects for Sport England, The British Paralympic Association, the English Federation for Disability Sport and many local authorities.

    Chris has an interest in using computer simulation for student learning and has developed sport management simulations for teaching students at Sheffield Hallam. He has presented at international conferences on this subject.

    Since 2012 he has been Course Leader for the MSc in Sport Business Management and pioneered the development of a 12 week Work-Based Learning Project which students undertake with the University's major sports partners in the region. This is a unique module amongst postgraduate sport management courses in the UK.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Participation and community sport
    Local government's role in sport
    Sport policy
    Performance measurement and management
    Facility management
    Strategic development of sport organisations

  • Teaching

    Department of Sport

    Health And Wellbeing

    Sport Business Management

    BSc Sport Business Management

    MSc Sport Business Management

    The Sport Management Environment
    Operational Facility Management
    Strategic Facility Management
    Strategic Management of Sport Business
    Contemporary Issues in Sport Management
    International Sports Strategy
    Work-Based Learning Project

  • Research

    SIMU-SPORTCENTRE - sports facility business simulation software and learning package

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Bullough, S., Moriarty, C., Wilson, J., & Panagouleas, T. (2010). The nature of latent demand compared to expressed demand using active people 2. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 4 (1), 39-54.

    Conference papers

    Moriarty, C., & Taylor, P. (2011). Sports Facility Management Simulation Software: enhancing teaching and the learning experience via computer simulation. In Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Sydney, 2011.

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