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Dr Jo Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management, Collaborative Course Leader BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management (HK programme)

Dr Jo Clarke PhD, MA, BSc, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Working in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management programme in Hong Kong (SHAPE/VTC), I lead a range of Sport Business Management modules for our UK and Hong Kong programmes. 

I am the Internationalisation Lead for the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity which enables me to provide leadership of internationalisation within the department, in a way which supports and enables our ambition to be the world's leading applied university. This includes student and staff mobility, partnership development and internationalisation of the curriculum.

I bring an applied focus to my teaching and research having worked in the public and voluntary sport sectors in the UK, New Zealand and Africa. My global work experiences have inspired me to conduct internationally focused research bringing together a range of international perspectives. I gained my PhD entitled "Power in Sport-for-Development partnerships: an analysis of the relations and practices between two International Non-Governmental Organisations and their partners in Cameroon" at the University of Leeds. I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am an active researcher and my main interests are Non-Governmental Organizations, Sport for Development and Peace, Internationalisation of Higher Education and Volunteer Tourism.

About

I completed my 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 I completed my PhD in international Sport for Development at conducted a study in Cameroon, Central-West Africa studying power relations and practices of international sport-for-development organisations working in Cameroon. My industry background in the UK, Africa and New Zealand has enabled me to work in a variety of operational, strategic and governance roles in the public, voluntary, charitable and higher education sports sector including East Staffordshire Borough Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, Harbour Sport, North Harbour Tennis, Tennis New Zealand, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Badminton England, Cricket Without Boundaries, Cameroon Cricket Federation and Leeds Trinity University.

Senior Lecturer

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.


Teaching

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Subject Area

Sport Business Management

Courses

  • BSc Sport Business Management (UK)
  • BSc Sport Business Management (Hong Kong)

Modules

  • Project in Sport
  • Managing the Development of International Sport (UK)
  • Managing the Development of International Sport (Hong Kong)
  • Understanding Sport and Physical Activity

Research

Journal articles
Clarke J, Mondal S. (2022) Sport policy in India. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (online) 1-13.
Clarke, J. & Norman, V (2021) Transforming whose lives? The portrayal of international sport for development volunteering by UK Higher Education Institutions, Sport, Education and Society (online)
Clarke, J. & Ojo, J. (2016). Sport policy in Cameroon. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (online). 1-12.

Book reviews
Clarke, J. (2021) Review of Foundations of Sport Development European Journal for Sport and Society by Chris Mackintosh. European Journal for Sport and Society.

Book Chapters
Clarke J. (2022) Post-Colonial residue in sport-for-development partnerships. In Black, J and Cherrington, J. (ed.), Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments. London, Routledge
Clarke, J. & Ojo, J. (2021) Multiculturalism and Policymaking in Africa. In: Onyango, G. (eds) Routledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa. London, Routledge.
Clarke, J. (2019). Cameroonian cricket: the interface between local and dominant colonial discourses. In: Gennaro, M and Aderinto, S. (ed.), Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity formation.  London, Routledge
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. London, Routledge.

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

Conference Presentations
Clarke, J. (2022). The role of sport in tackling the Sustainable Development Goals. 2022 Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School. Leeds, United Kingdom. 1st August 2022. Leeds Trinity University.
Clarke, J. (2022). Towards a holistic understanding of power in the sport for development sector. 2022 ISSA world Congress of Sociology of Sport. Tübingen, Germany. 6-10th June 2022. University of Tübingen.
Clarke, J. & Norman, V. (2021). Transforming whose lives? The portrayal of international sport for development volunteering by UK Higher Education Institutions. 2021 Transforming Lives Conference, Sheffield, UK. 22-25th June 2021. Sheffield Hallam 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. (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. (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 in sport within the curriculum at Leeds Trinity.  Global Learning Conference. Leeds, 25th June 2015, Leeds Trinity University.

Publications

Journal articles

Clarke, J., & Mondal, S. (2022). Sport policy in India. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2022.2127838

Clarke, J. (2021). Foundations of sport development (Book Review). European Journal for Sport and Society, 1-4. http://doi.org/10.1080/16138171.2021.1997456

Clarke, J., & Norman, V. (2021). Transforming whose lives? The portrayal of international sport for development volunteering by UK Higher Education Institutions. Sport, Education and Society. http://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2021.1902800

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. (2022). Post-Colonial residue in sport-for-development partnerships. In Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments. (pp. 38-53). Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003225065-4

Clarke, J., & Sunday Ojo, J. (2021). Multiculturalism and policymaking in Africa(1). In Routledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa. Routledge

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
Coventry University, BA Sport Management and BA Event Management
Manchester Metropolitan University, BSc Sport Management and BSc Sport Marketing

Reviewer
Managing Sport and Leisure Journal

Trustee
Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

Media

Cameroon, Sport for Development, International Non-Government organisations (INGOs), Volunteer Tourism.


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