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Simon Goldsmith

Simon Goldsmith BSc (Hons), MSc

Research Fellow


Simon is a Research Fellow within the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) with over 10 years of experience working within research and consultancy. Simon's academic background is in the discipline areas of public health and sport. He has an MSc in Public Health and a first class BSc (Honours) in Sport and Leisure Management from Sheffield Hallam University.


Since joining SIRC in 2008, Simon has been involved in numerous research projects across SIRC's six core work strands. He has substantial experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and has managed and conducted research and consultancy projects for a wide range of clients including local and national government, charitable organisations, event organisers, County Sport Partnerships and National Governing Bodies. Simon's work has most notably spanned across the areas of sport, leisure and public health, from mass participation programme evaluations and community interventions through to working with elite athletes preparing for the Olympics and at World, European and flagship major events. Furthermore, Simon has vast experience in conducting field research; mostly economic impact field work at major events.

Major events

Economic impact

Sport participation

Consultation design and delivery

Monitoring and evaluation

School and community sport

Online survey design and management

Field research

Project management


Journal articles

Goldsmith, S., & Kokolakakis, T. (2021). A cost-effectiveness evaluation of Dance to Health: a dance-based falls prevention exercise programme in England. Public Health, 198, 17-21.

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.

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.

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.

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