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Rebecca Peake

Dr Rebecca Peake MSc, PGDip, BSc

Head of Student Recruitment, College of Business, Technology & Engineering


As Head of Student Recruitment for the College of Business, Technology & Engineering (BTE), I lead the undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment and admissions for UK and international markets. 

I have an emerging research profile with research interests including international parasport success factors, para-athlete development, and elite sport systems. 

I have extensive experience in portfolio development and quality assurance. I regularly act as both an internal and external panel chair for UK and international course and institution approval, validation, accreditation and review. I am passionate about higher education provision, especially student recruitment, enhancing student experience, widening participation and developing collaborative provision and partnerships. I have experience with multiple Higher Education Institutions, achieving collaborative success and enhancing provision



  • 2019: Professional Doctorate in Sports Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2009: PGDip in Teaching and Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Derby, United Kingdom
  • 2007: MSc Sport and Leisure Management, Loughborough University
  • 2004: BSc Sport Science with Management, Loughborough University

PG External Examiner


  • 2017: , University of South Wales, United Kingdom

UG External Examiner


  • 2016: , University of Worcester, United Kingdom


Determining International Sporting Success Factors in British Para Athletics Parasport Policy, Strategy and Implementation by National Governing Bodies

Parasport International Comparisons

Modelling Success Factors in Parasport


Journal articles

Peake, R., & Davies, L.E. (2022). International sporting success factors in GB para-track and field. Managing Sport and Leisure.

Lei, Y., Lam, C.K.Y., Lam, M.H.S., Peake, R., Wong, A.S.W., Flint, S.W., ... Ho, E. (2017). Validity and Reliability of Timed Up and Go Test on Dynamic Balance in 3-5 Years Old Preschool Children. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy, 7 (2), 266.

Lai, C.Y., Lee, K.Y., Lam, M.H.S., Wu, C.F., Peake, R., Flint, S.W., ... Ho, E. (2017). Validity and Reliability of Curl-Up Test on Assessing the Core Endurance for Kindergarten Children in Hong Kong. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy, 7 (2), 267.

Lam, M.S.H., Tung, K., Man, D., Lee, K.Y., Flint, S., & Peake, R. (2017). Examining Lower Limb Injuries among Male Amateur Soccer Players. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy, 7 (1), 264.

Lam, M.H.S., Lei, Y., Ho, R.K.S., Cheung, B.C.M., Lo, D.S.T., Sun, L.H., ... Lee, K.Y. (2017). Effects of physical activity on functional health of older adults: a systematic review. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 6 (3).

Flint, S., & Peake, R. (2016). Lead by example: should sport take a stand against brands of unhealthy consumption? Public Health, 134, 117-119.

Flint, S., Peake, R., Plumley, D.J., Polyakova, O., Reale, S., Wilson, R., ... Pheonix, F. (2015). The impact of athlete endorsement on estimates of nutritional content of food meals. Appetite, 87, 395.

Flint, S., Plumley, D.J., Peake, R., & Polyakova, O. (2014). Using sport as a tool to market unhealthy food. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 2 (12), 15-25.

Conference papers

Peake, R., & Davies, L. (2020). Determining elite para-athletic development pathways: An investigation of Track & Field [abstract only]. In NASSM 2020 Conference, Virtual, 28 May 2020 - 30 May 2020. NASSM:

Lindley, M., Peake, R., & Mallett, R. (2018). Using video to facilitate student learning and Collaboration. Association for Learning Technology Conference. In Association for Learning Technology Conference 25th Annual Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 11 September 2018 - 13 September 2018.

Peake, R., Flint, S., & Reale, S. (2015). Lead By Example: The Impact Of Athlete Endorsement On Perceptions Of Nutritional Values. In SMAANZ Conference. Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, Hobart, 2015.

Peake, R. (2015). International Sporting Success Factors For United Kingdom Paralympic Athletes. In SPLISS - 2nd World Conference on Elite Sport, Melbourne, Australia, 23 November 2015 - 24 November 2015.

Peake, R., & Davies, L. (2019). Determining International Parasport Success Factors For Para-Athletics In The UK. In Breitbarth, T., Bodet, G., Luna, Á.F., Naranjo, P.B., & Bielons, G. (Eds.) European Sport Management Conference, Seville, Spain, 3 September 2019 - 6 September 2019 (pp. 691-692). Universidad Europea:

Book chapters

Jacobi, M., & Peake, R. (2018). Managing community sport and physical activity centres. In Wilson, R., & Platts, C. (Eds.) Managing and Developing Community Sport. (pp. 145-160). London: Routledge:

Peake, R., & Jacobi, M. (2018). Leadership and management in community sport organisations. In Wilson, R., & Platts, C. (Eds.) Managing and Developing Community Sport. (pp. 180-195). London: Routledge:

Other activities

External Examiner University of South Wales: MA Leadership in Sport, MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science, MSc Sports Coaching and Performance.

External Examiner University of Worcester: BA (Hons) Sport Business Management.

China Overseas Student Immigration Council, Senior Consultant and Advisor.

China Overseas Student Federation Charity Foundation, working in strategic partnership with UNESCO Independent Board Member.

China International Education and Research Academy; Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China: Senior Management Consultant for International Industry and Professional Accreditation Association.

Panel chair and Panel member for Sheffield Hallam University course approval, validation and partner institution events.

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