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Jo Clarke

Jo Clarke BA (Hons), MA, PGCHE, FHEA

Lecturer in Sport Business Management

Summary

I joined Sheffield Hallam in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Sport Business Management within the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity.

Before joining Hallam, I taught on a range of sport programmes at Leeds Trinity University.

I bring an applied focus to my teaching, having worked in the public and voluntary sport sectors in the UK, New Zealand and Africa since the early 2000's.

I have a research passion for international sport and am currently completing a PhD that critically explores the work of two international organisations who deliver sport and health/social messages in Cameroon, Central West Africa.

I am the Collaborative Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management (Hong Kong Programme).

  • About

    I am a Lecturer in Sport Business Management in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, teaching on modules related to managing the development of sport, managing the sport business and environment and the role of sport in contemporary society.

    My industry background has enabled me to work in the UK and overseas in a variety of operational and strategic roles in the public, voluntary and higher education sports sector. 

    I have worked for the following organisations: East Staffordshire Borough Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, Harbour Sport, Tennis New Zealand, North Harbour Tennis, Badminton England, Cricket Without Boundaries, Cameroon Cricket Federation and Leeds Trinity University.

    I hold a BA (Hons) in Sport Management from Birmingham University and an MA in Sport Culture and Community from Sheffield Hallam University. I am currently writing up my PhD titled: Responding to power and practice in Sport-for-Development: a case study of two 'sport for good' programmes in Cameroon.

    I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) teaching qualification and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • Teaching

    Department of Sport

    Sport Business Management 

    BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management 

    BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management (Hong Kong Programme) 

    Managing the Development of Sport in the UK
    Managing the Development of International Sport
    Project
    Managing the Sport Business
    The Sport Management Environment
    Sport in Society

  • Research

    PhD title: Responding to power and practice in Sport-for-Development: a case study of two 'sport for good' programmes in Cameroon 

    PhD title: Responding to power and practice in Sport-for-Development: a case study of two 'sport for good' programmes in Cameroon

    Research Papers
    Clarke, J. & Ojo, J. (2016). Sport Policy in Cameroon. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (online). 1-12. DOI:10.1080/19406940.2015.1102757

    Book Chapters
    Clarke, J. (in press). Cameroonian cricket: the interface between local and dominant colonial discourses. In S. Aderinto and M. Gennero (Ed.), Sport in Africa.

    Clarke, J. & Salisbury, P. (2017). The motives and social capital gains of Sport for Development and Peace volunteers in Cameroon: A comparative analysis of international and national volunteers. In A. Benson and N. Wise (Ed.), International Sports Volunteering (p.212-233). London, Routledge.

    Reports

    Clarke, J. (2016). Leeds Trinity University and Cricket Without Boundaries. Active Citizenship: The role of higher education. GuildHE, London. Retrieved from http://www.guildhe.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/ 11/6710-Guild-HE-Active-Citizenship-Report-44pp.pdf

    Conference Presentations

    Clarke, J. (2015). Understanding the myth of ‘empowerment’ within Sport-for-Development: the case of Cameroon. SIID 6th Annual Conference, Sheffield, 12th March 2015, University of Sheffield.

    Clarke, J. (2015). Embedding international Volunteering opportunities within the curriculum at Leeds Trinity. Global Learning Conference. Leeds, 25th June 2015, Leeds Trinity University.

    Clarke, J. (2017). Global Citizenship and International Volunteering: Case study from Leeds Trinity. Active Citizenship Conference. London. 13th March 2017. Guild HE and NUS

    Clarke, J. (2017). INGO policies and local practices: promoting local-led discourses within Sport-for-Development. 2017 ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport. Taoyuan City, Taiwan. 30th May – 2nd June 2017. National Taiwan Sport University.

    Clarke, J. (2018). Global North and South perspectives on the design and delivery of a Sport for Development programmes in Cameroon. 2018 ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport. Lausanne, Switzerland. 5th June – 8th June 2018. University of Lausanne.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Clarke, J., & Ojo, J.S. (2016). Sport policy in Cameroon. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9 (1), 189-200. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2015.1102757

    Book chapters

    Clarke, J. (2019). Cameroonian cricket: The interface between local and dominant colonial ideologies. In Gennaro, M.J., & Aderinto, S. (Eds.) Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation. (pp. 43-58). Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429508110

    Clarke, J., & Salisbury, P. (2017). The motives and social capital gains of sport for development and peace volunteers in Cameroon: A comparative analysis of international and national volunteers. In Benson, A., & Wise, N. (Eds.) International sports volunteering. (pp. 212-233). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/International-Sports-Volunteering/Benson-Wise/p/book/9781138697775

  • Other activities

    External Examiner (University of Hull/East Riding College) for FdSc Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences; and BSc Sports Coaching and Health Sciences (Top up). 

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