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Lee Edmondson BSc (Hons)

Researcher


Summary

I have over eight years of experience working within research and consultancy at the Sport Industry Research Group (SIRG). I have a BSc first-class honours’ degree in Sport Business Management and am currently studying an MRes in Social Science. My work predominantly focusses on the monitoring and evaluation of national sport programmes, and assessing the impact of major sporting events. I am committed to supporting the student experience at Sheffield Hallam University via guest lectures and seminars, dissertation and work based learning supervision, and career mentoring. My research interests focus on elite and non-league / semi-professional football.

About

Since joining SIRG full-time in 2013, I have worked on a range of different research projects for a number of high-profile public and private sector clients, namely; Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R&A), Ryder Cup Europe, UK Sport, London Marathon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC), Department of Health & Social Care, Sport England, English Football League Trust, Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premier League Charitable Fund, Premiership Rugby and Youth Sport Trust (YST). I have a wealth of experience in conducting research at major sporting events; regularly leading research teams to collect data in the field. I also have vast experience of monitoring and evaluating national sport programmes in education and community settings. I currently manage our research partnerships with Golf in Society and Premiership Rugby. My extensive experience of undertaking a range of event and project evaluations have enabled me to develop excellent consultation techniques; as well as the ability to find the right approach to gain insight from participants, stakeholders and communities in a variety of situations. Key Skills: - Monitoring and evaluation of national sport programmes - Research in the field; major events, education and community settings - Qualitative and quantitative research skills - Online, offline and paper-based survey design - Case study research and development

Sport and physical activity participation among young people
Economic impact and major events
Programme monitoring and evaluation
Football and futsal research

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

Research methods

Impact of Major Events

Research

My research interests focus on elite and non-league / semi-professional football. My publications are centred on player migration and opportunities, as well as the development of futsal. In September 2020, I presented research on work-life balance in semi-professional and amateur sport at the British Sociological Association Sport Study Group Postgraduate Virtual Forum. I am also a member of the Football Collective; a network of people dedicated to bringing critical debate to football. I was the volunteer manager and chaired the football and mental health track at the 2019 Football Collective Conference at Bramall Lane home to Sheffield United Football Club. I also chaired sessions at the 2020 Online Football Collective Conference.

JOURNAL ARTICLES Moore, R., Ramchandani, G., Bullough, S., Goldsmith, S., & Edmondson, L. (2018). The world at their feet: a combined historical ranking of nations competing in football and futsal. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6 (2), 49-59. https://doi.org/10.12691/ajssm-6-2-3. Bullough, S., Moore, R., Goldsmith, S., & Edmondson, L. (2016). Player migration and opportunity: examining the efficacy of the UEFA home-grown rule in six European football leagues. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 11 (5), 662-672. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954116667104 Moore, R., Bullough, S., Goldsmith, S., & Edmondson, L. (2014). A systematic review of Futsal literature. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2 (3), 108-116. https://doi.org/10.12691/ajssm-2-3-8 CONFERENCE PAPERS Edmondson, L. (2020). A systematised review of work-life balance in the context of semi-professional and amateur sport. In British Sociological Association Sport Study Group, Virtual Postgraduate Forum, 3 September 2020. REPORTS Shibli, S., Coleman, R., Kokolakakis, T., & Edmondson, L. (2020). COVID-19 AND EVIDENCE OF ITS IMPACT ON GOLF - Response to the DCMS Select Committee on Sport. The R&A.

Publications

Journal articles

Moore, R., Ramchandani, G., Bullough, S., Goldsmith, S., & Edmondson, L. (2018). The world at their feet: a combined historical ranking of nations competing in football and futsal. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6 (2), 49-59. http://doi.org/10.12691/ajssm-6-2-3.

Bullough, S., Moore, R., Goldsmith, S., & Edmondson, L. (2016). Player migration and opportunity: examining the efficacy of the UEFA home-grown rule in six European football leagues. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 11 (5), 662-672. http://doi.org/10.1177/1747954116667104

Moore, R., Bullough, S., Goldsmith, S., & Edmondson, L. (2014). A systematic review of Futsal literature. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2 (3), 108-116. http://doi.org/10.12691/ajssm-2-3-8

Reports

Shibli, S., Coleman, R., Kokolakakis, T., & Edmondson, L. (2020). COVID-19 AND EVIDENCE OF ITS IMPACT ON GOLF - Response to the DCMS Select Committee on Sport. The R&A.

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