Ryan Storey

Ryan Storey

Research Assistant


Ryan joined the Sport Industry Research Centre as a Graduate Intern in 2017, having completed undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in sports science and nutrition. Ryan was hired as a permanent member of the team in 2018 and has since worked on projects for major clients across all of SIRC's core work strands. 



Ryan has demonstrated accomplished quantitative and qualitative research skills in projects across a range of SIRC’s core themes, including economic impact assessments, intervention project evaluations, in-depth case studies and randomised controlled trials.  Ryan has had significant involvement in researching the economic impact of major sporting events, having led teams of researchers at international events in traditional (Netball World Cup), non-traditional (Skateboarding World Championship), and disability (Boccia World Championship) sports.  Ryan also has a keen interest in research in the outdoors, having had involvement in research projects surrounding active travel and green space use for clients such as Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Sheffield City Council. Ryan is also a key member of the Outdoor Recreation Research Group (ORRG), the first research team in the UK to focus solely on outdoor recreation.  Clients that Ryan has completed work for include: • Sport England • UK Sport • The Youth Sport Trust • The Department of Culture, Media, and Sport • The English Football League



Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences


A sample of Ryan's recent research projects include: 

• Sport England - Specialist Teacher Training Evaluation

• England Boxing - Evaluating the Impact of Clubs in Their Communities

• English Football League - Evaluation of the Extra-Time Hubs

• Commonwealth Secretariat - Analysing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Sports Industry

• Sport England - National Benchmarking Service



Journal articles

Gibson-Smith, E., Storey, R., & Ranchordas, M. (2020). Dietary Intake, Body Composition and Iron Status in Experienced and Elite Climbers. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7, 122. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2020.00122

Smith, E., Storey, R., & Ranchordas, M. (2017). Nutritional considerations for bouldering. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 27 (4), 314-324. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0043

Book chapters

Edmondson, L., Kokolakakis, T., Kung, S.P., & Storey, R. (2022). COVID-19 and the Sport Sector. In Frawley, S., & Schulenkorf, N. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sport and COVID-19. (pp. 10-22). London: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003176329-3

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