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Christopher Cutforth BSc Hons, MSc, PG Cert, LTHE

Senior Lecturer


Chris joined the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity in 2008. His specialist areas include sport policy, development and management and he leads the Academy's work in globalising the curriculum.

  • About

    Before joining Sheffield Hallam University Chris enjoyed a successful 20 year career in the sport and leisure industry where he worked for 3 local authorities and Sport England at local, regional and national levels.

    During his time at Sport England Chris was responsible for the management of PE, school sport and young people  programmes as well as contributing to the design and development of several national sport development initiatives.

    In 2006 Chris was seconded to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) where he contributed to the development of the London 2012 Gamesmaker programme.

    Chris is currently studying for a doctorate in Higher Education at Sheffield University - the focus of his research is on transformational learning theory and practice in higher education.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Sport development
    Sport policy
    Sport management
    Internationalisation and globalisation in higher education

  • Teaching


    Sport Development with Coaching

  • Research

    International work placements - transformational learning

  • Publications

    CUTFORTH, Chris (2017) "A question for sport: is it good for our communities and society?" The Leisure Review, February 2015, issue 77.

    CUTFORTH, Chris (2017) "Could the sentiment of Rio derail an active nation?" The Leisure Review, Issue 82, January 2017.

    CUTFORTH, Chris (2015) "Making a difference in Tanzania". The Leisure Review, Issues 79, January 2016; Physical Education Matters, Autumn 2015, Vol.10 No.3.

    CUTFORTH, Chris (2014) "Leadership in Sport: a local authority perspective". The Leisure Review, volume 8, issue 7.

    CUTFORTH, Christopher (2018). Understanding the landscape of community sport. In: WILSON, Robert and PLATTS, Chris, (eds.) Managing and Developing Community Sport. London, Routledge, 15-29.

    CUTFORTH, Christopher (2017). So much more than a run in the park. The Leisure Review (84).

    CUTFORTH, Christopher (2017). ‘Spreading Your Wings’ : International work placement research : Final report. Project Report. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University (internal). (Unpublished)

    CUTFORTH, C S (2017). Transforming lives : International placement case studies. [Teaching Resource] (Unpublished)

    ALLISON, Martyn, CUTFORTH, Christopher and WOOD, Steve (2016). Could the sentiments of Rio derail an active nation? The Leisure Review, 82.

    CUTFORTH, Christopher (2015). Making a difference in Tanzania. The Leisure Review (79).

    CUTFORTH, Christopher (2015). A question of sport: is it good for communities and society? The Leisure Review (77).

    ALLMAN, Mark and CUTFORTH, Christopher (2014). Leadership in sport: a local authority perspective. The Leisure Review, 8 (7).

  • Other activities

    Conferences and Events Lead, UK Sport Development Network (UKSDN)
    Board member, Yorkshire Sport Foundation  
    Chair, Sheffield Doorstep Sport Partnership
    Trustee, Westfield Learning Community Trust

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