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Elizabeth Christy BSc (Hons)

Researcher


Summary

I joined SIRG in 2012 after graduating with a first class honours degree and working at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since working at SIRG I have worked on a number of projects covering a range of research techniques and all of SIRGs core themes. 

 

 

About

Since working at the Sport Industry Research Group (SIRG) I have gained extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques and data analysis. As a Social Return on Investment (SROI) trained practitioner my work has focussed on measuring the social impact and value of sport using SROI analysis. I have also developed my professional skills as a researcher through understanding the motivations and barriers to sports participation, particularly in young people and conducting national and community level programme evaluations.  I have vast experience conducting systematic literature reviews, undertaking fieldwork and researching the impact of major events, mostly economic impact and inspirational effects. I have worked for a range of clients, namely Sport England, UK Sport, the Youth Sport Trust, Sport Northern Ireland and DCMS. • SROI trained practitioner • Social impact and value of sport • Economic impact analysis of major events • Systematic literature reviews • Programme evaluations • Case study research • Online survey design and management

 

 

  • Economic impact analysis of major events
  • Systematic literature reviews
  • Programme evaluations
  • Case study research
  • Online survey design and management
  • Fieldwork at major events

Teaching

UK Sport - 'Every Road to Rio' event series
Sport England - School Games
RFU - All Schools
RFU - Spirit of Rugby
DCMS - Social Return on Investment in Sport

Research

• SROI trained practitioner

• Social impact and value of sport

• Economic impact analysis of major events

• Systematic literature reviews

• Programme evaluations

• Case study research

• Online survey design and management

• Fieldwork at major events

 

 

UK Sport
Sport England
The Rugby Football Union (RFU)
The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
Youth Sport Trust (YST)
Sheffield International Venues (SIV)

Publications

Journal articles

Potts, A., Shearn, K., Frith, G., & Christy, E. (2021). Working with Local People as Part of a Whole-systems Approach to Physical Activity: Reflections from Local Delivery Pilots. Perspectives in Public Health, 141 (2), 74-75. http://doi.org/10.1177/1757913920982645

Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2020). Measuring the Social Return on Investment of community sport and leisure facilities. Managing Sport and Leisure. http://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2020.1794938

Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2019). Social return on investment (SROI) in sport: a model for measuring the value of participation in England. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2019.1596967

Ramchandani, G., Coleman, R., & Christy, E. (2019). The sport participation legacy of major events in the UK. Health Promotion International, 34 (1). http://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax061

Reports

Kokolakakis, T., Christy, E., & Davies, L. (2020). The economic importance of sport and physical activity in England. Sport England. https://sportengland-production-files.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2020-09/Economic%20importance%20of%20sport%20and%20physical%20activity.pdf?iCexEpBSeom2xu2uWfoAYacI2VwGbvK6

Davies, L., Christy, E., Ramchandani, G., & Taylor, P. (2020). Social Return on Investment of sport and physical activity in England. Sport England. https://sportengland-production-files.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2020-09/Social%20return%20on%20investment.pdf?5BgvLn09jwpTesBJ4BXhVfRhV4TYgm9E

Shearn, K., Crabbe, T., Edgar, K., Frith, G., & Christy, E. (2020). Greater Manchester Local Pilot Process Evaluation April 2020. Substance.

Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2016). Social return on investment in sport : a participation wide model for England. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/_assets/pdf/research/sirc/Final-SIRC-SROI-England-Web-report.pdf

Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2016). Social Return on Investment in sport: A participation wide model for England. Summary report. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/_assets/pdf/research/sirc/Final-SIRC-SROI-England-Web-report.pdf

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