Lee is a first class graduate in Sports Business Management and joined the Sport Industry Research Centre on a permanent basis in 2013. Lee had previously undertaken part-time work with SIRC since 2012, as well as completing his work placement and final year research project ‘A Study of Games Maker Motivations at London 2012’ under the supervision of Professor Simon Shibli. Since starting full-time in 2013 Lee has been involved in a wide range of research projects across SIRC's core work strands.
Lee has experience of working on a range of SIRC contracts for various clients, namely Sport England, UK Sport, the Youth Sport Trust and the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
His extensive experience of undertaking primary data collection through a range of event evaluations, project evaluations and school validation visits has enabled Lee to develop excellent consultation techniques and the ability to find the right approach to gain insight from participants and communities in a variety of situations.
Lee's research interests in terms of publications have focussed on elite football and futsal.
Sport and physical activity participation among young people
Economic impact and major events Programme monitoring and evaluation
Football and futsal research
Health And Wellbeing
UK Sport: Gold Event Series (Economic and Social impacts)
Rugby Football Union (RFU): All Schools programme Rugby Football Union (RFU): Spirit of 2012
Sport England: Validation of School Games Mark award Street Games: Free and Low Cost Sporting Offers - Literature Review
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
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.