Jo Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University and Collaborative Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management programme in Hong Kong, with SHAPE/VTC. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now AdvanceHE) and holds a teaching qualification, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). Jo brings an applied focus to her teaching and research having worked in the public and voluntary sport sectors in the UK, New Zealand and Africa. Jo's global work experiences have inspired her to conduct internationally focused research bringing together a range of international perspectives. Her current research focuses on the delivery of sport interventions to achieve social and health related goals, partnership relations and practices, and volunteer tourism within the sport for development sector.
Jo completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management at Birmingham University (2003) and Master’s degree in Sport, Culture and Community at Sheffield Hallam University (2012). In 2020 she completed her PhD in international Sport for Development at Leeds Trinity University. For her PhD research she conducted a study in Cameroon studying power relations and practices of international sport-for-development partnerships between UK and US based sport organisations working in Cameroon. Jo’s industry background in the UK, Africa and New Zealand has enabled her to work in a variety of operational and strategic roles in the public, voluntary and higher education sports sector. Jo has worked for East Staffordshire Borough Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, Harbour Sport, North Harbour Tennis, BADMINTON England, Cricket Without Boundaries, Cameroon Cricket Federation and Leeds Trinity University.
Jo's current research focuses on the delivery of sport interventions to achieve social and health related goals, partnership relations and practices, and volunteer tourism within the sport for development sector.
Health And Wellbeing
Sport Business Management
BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management
Managing the development of international sport
Project in sport
Managing the Development of Sport in the UK
Managing the Sport Business
The Sport Management Environment
Sport in Society
PhD titled: Localised issues and opportunities: a comparative analysis of two Sport for Development International NGOs operating in Cameroon
PhD title: Responding to power and practice in Sport-for-Development: a case study of two 'sport for good' programmes in Cameroon
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
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.
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
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.
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
External Examiner (University of Hull/East Riding College) for FdSc Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences; and BSc Sports Coaching and Health Sciences (Top up).
Cameroon, Sport for Development, International Non-Government organisations (INGOs), Volunteer Tourism.