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Maxine Gregory

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

Maxine has over ten years of experience working within research, consultancy and practice. She is an evaluation expert focusing on physical activity, school sport and outdoor recreation, helping to measure impact and assess 'what works?'. Maxine established and is Chair of SHU's Outdoor Recreation Research Group (ORRG) and Vice-Chair of the European Network of Outdoor Sport (ENOS).

About

Maxine is a graduate in Recreation Management (BSc) and Research Methods (MA) from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Maxine has taken a lead role in most of SIRC's consultations and evaluations over the past 10 years which have focused on increasing physical activity and 'what works?' to facilitate this, including several school and community sport programmes. With the SIRC team, Maxine led the development of the innovation lab and has significant expertise in identifying appropriate consultation methods for any given context and amongst varying target groups. Maxine is passionate about outdoor recreation and recently managed a project to assess the value of Sheffield's 'Outdoor Economy' which supported strategic development within the city. She has an excellent track record in consulting with local groups and clubs to assess needs and understand current issues and championing these needs to inform delivery and development. Maxine's research and consultancy portfolio includes co-managing the current national School Games evaluation, supporting development of Sheffield as 'the outdoor city', evaluating several walking and cycling projects and undertaking research to measure social and economic impacts. Maxine is Vice-Chair of the European Network of Outdoor Sport (ENOS) and Chair of Sheffield Hallam University's Outdoor Recreation Research Group (ORRG) www.shu.ac.uk/research/orrg/ which brings together a range of SHU's experts to offer a comprehensive research service to the sector.

Understanding barriers and facilitators to broaden participation
Programme evaluations to understand 'what works?'
School sport
Community sport
Sport for Development
Outdoor recreation
Quantifying economic and social impacts

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

School Games
Assessing Sheffield's Outdoor Economy
iCount workplace health evaluation
Sport Unlimited
Northern Ireland Community Sports Programme

Research

School Games national evaluation - Sport England
'Walk To' evaluation - Living Streets
Parklife - Sport England / FA
Mum's Team - South Yorkshire Sport

Valuing Sheffield's Outdoor Economy
http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/content/images/fromassets/100_3329_161014125319.pdf

European Network of Outdoor Sport (ENOS)
Sport NI
Sport England
Creative Sheffield

Publications

Journal articles

Vernon, T., Ruddock, A., & Gregory, M. (2021). Performance and Thermal Perceptions of Runners Competing in the London Marathon: Impact of Environmental Conditions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (16). http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168424

Eigenschenk, B., Thomann, A., McClure, M., Davies, L., Gregory, M., Dettweiler, U., & Inglés, E. (2019). Benefits of outdoor sports for society. A systematic literature review and reflections on evidence. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (6). http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16060937

Twells, A., Furness, P., Bhanbhro, S., & Gregory, M. (2018). 'It's about giving yourself a sense of belonging’: community-based history and well-being in South Yorkshire. People, place and policy online, 12 (1), 8-28. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/ppp-online/

Hart, G., Barlow, M., & Taylor, P. (2011). The stimulation of sports participation in deprived communities : evidence from British coalfields areas. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 3 (1), 65-83. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2010.544664

Barlow, M., & Shibli, S. (2007). Audience development in the arts : a case study of chamber music. Managing Leisure, 12 (2-3), 102-119. http://doi.org/10.1080/13606710701339272

Vernon, T., Ruddock, A.D., & Gregory, M. (n.d.). Performance and Thermal Perceptions of Runners Competing in the London Marathon: Impact of environmental conditions. . http://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.22.20110015

Conference papers

Donnelly, P., Coleman, R., Gregory, M., Shibli, S., & Wilson, D. (2006). An evaluation of the pilot community sport programme in Northern Ireland. In 14th EASM Congress, Nicosia, Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Book chapters

Gregory, M., & Wilson, J. (2018). Monitoring and evaluation. In Wilson, R., & Platts, C. (Eds.) Managing and Developing Community Sport. (pp. 213-235). London: Routledge: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317201106

Cherrington, J., & Gregory, M. (2017). Where nature and culture coalesce: The social, cultural and political impact of outdoor recreation in Sheffield. In Turner, D., & Carnicelli, S. (Eds.) Lifestyle sports and public policy. (pp. 100-116). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Lifestyle-Sports-and-Public-Policy/Turner-Carnicelli/p/book/9781138652217

Bullough, S., Hart, G., & Gregory, M. (2011). Demand for sport : what young people want. In Jeanes, R., & Magee, J. (Eds.) Children, Youth and Leisure. (pp. 55-80). Leisure Studies Association: http://www.leisure-studies-association.info/LSAWEB/NewTitle/113.html

Reports

Gregory, M., Pomfret, G., & Doran, A. (2020). The Outdoor City Adventure Breaks - Evaluation Report.

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Ramchandani, G., & McClure, M. (2019). Benefits of Outdoor Sports for Society (BOSS). Testing of methodology to value social benefits of outdoor sport. European Network of Outdoor Sports. https://outdoorsportsbenefits.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BOSS-Stage-3-Report.pdf

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Ramchandani, G., & McClure, M. (2019). Benefits of Outdoor Sports for Society (BOSS). Development of methodology to value social impact of outdoor sport. European Network of Outdoor Sports. https://outdoorsportsbenefits.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/11257-BOSS-Stage2-Report.pdf

Shibli, S., Davies, L., Gregory, M., Ramchandani, G., & Hart, G. (2018). Run Birmingham evaluation. Birmingham City Council.

Gregory, M., Crowe, L., & Rotherham, I. (2018). Access and Gateways to the Landscape Appraisal : consultancy report produced for the Sheffield Lakelands Landscape Project. Sheffield Hallam University for the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. https://www.wildsheffield.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/final-report-sllp-access-and-gateways.pdf

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Kokolakakis, T., & Barrett, D. (2016). Economic impact of the Porter Valley. National Trust / Sheffield City Council.

Coldwell, M., Gregory, M., Maxwell, B., Ramchandani, G., & Taylor, P. (2015). The Impact of National College Grants Evaluation. National College for Teaching and Leadership. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438041/Impact_of_National_College_grants_evaluation.pdf

Gregory, M., Crowe, L., & Copeland, R. (2015). National Outdoor Recreation Strategy : preliminary review of strategies. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University, Outdoor Recreation Research Group.

Shibli, S., Davies, L., Gregory, M., & Coalter, F. (2015). Sport for Development measurement framework. Sport England.

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Kokolakakis, T., & Barrett, D. (2014). Everything grows outside–including jobs and the economy. Valuing the contribution of the outdoor economy in Sheffield. Summary report. Sheffield CIty Council. http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/content/images/fromassets/100_3329_161014125319.pdf

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Kokolakakis, T., & Barrett, D. (2014). Everything grows outside - including jobs and the economy. Valuing the contribution of the outdoor economy in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council.

Shibli, S., Bullough, S., Coleman, R., Gregory, M., Hart, G., & Ramchandani, G. (2009). Everyday Swim (2006-2009) Final Report. Amateur Swimming Association. http://www.swimming.org/assets/uploads/library/Microsoft_Word_-_ES_FinalReport.pdf

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Vice-Chair of European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS)

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