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Elizabeth Christy

Elizabeth Christy BSc (Hons)

Research Assistant


Lizzie joined SIRC in November 2012 after graduating with a first class honours degree and working at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since working at SIRC Lizzie has worked on a number of projects covering a range of research techniques and all of SIRC's core themes.

  • About

    Since working at SIRC Lizzie has gained extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques and data analysis. During her time at SIRC Lizzie's focus has been on researching sports participation, particularly in young people, conducting national programme evaluations and measuring the Social Return on Investment in sport.

    Lizzie also has experience in researching the impact of major events, mostly economic impact and inspirational effects analysis. She also works on SIRC's National Benchmarking Service for sport and leisure centres.

    Lizzie has worked for a range of clients, namely Sport England, UK Sport, the Youth Sport Trust, Sport Northern Ireland and DCMS.

    • 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

    • Sport Industry Research Centre

    Sport England's National Benchmarking Service
    UK Sport Every Road to Rio events' series
    School Games
    RFU All Schools
    RFU Spirit of 2012

    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

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