Steve joined SIRC in 2003 and his work has predominantly focused on sport economics, sports participation and analysis of elite sport. Steve has worked on national evaluation projects for clients such as UK Sport (pre-Olympics elite athlete surveys), Sport England (Places People Play, Sainsbury’s School Games) and various National Governing Bodies (e.g. ASA, ECB) and other national organisations such as Sport Northern Ireland, BUCS and the Youth Sport Trust.
Since 2003 I have been involved in a wide range of research projects across SIRC's six core work strands. The range of clients I have worked for includes national agencies (e.g. UK Sport, Sport England, EFDS), National Governing Bodies (e.g. ECB, Amateur Swimming Association), major events (e.g. Wimbledon, The Open, London Marathon) and local authorities (e.g. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Sheffield City Council). My work has spanned across the different segments involved in sport from mass participation programme evaluations and community sport interventions, through to working with elite athletes preparing for the Olympics and at World, European and flagship major events. I have been an analyst on the Sport England National Benchmarking Service for sports facilities (NBS) since 2007. I have also utilised Sport England's Active People, Active Places and Market Segmentation databases for both clients and academic papers. My research interests in terms of publications have focussed on sports participation, elite football and elite cricket, and I have also peer reviewed research papers for an international journal.
Sport economics, football research, monitoring and evaluation, survey design.
- Sport Industry Research Centre
School Games Mark Award
BULLOUGH, Steven and JORDAN, James (2017). Youth academy player development in English football : the impact of regulation since 2006. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 7 (4), 375-392.
BULLOUGH, Steven, RAMCHANDANI, Girish, COLEMAN, Richard and MILLAR, Robbie (2017). Central contracts in Test cricket: a model of best practice? Managing Sport and Leisure, 21 (5), 338-352. (In Press)
GRIFFITHS, Kerry, BULLOUGH, Steven, SHIBLI, Simon and WILSON, Jayne (2017). The impact of engagement in sport on graduate employability: implications for higher education policy and practice. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9 (3), 431-451.
BULLOUGH, Steven, MOORE, Richard, GOLDSMITH, Simon and EDMONDSON, Lee (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.
BULLOUGH, Steven, DAVIES, Larissa and BARRETT, David (2015). The impact of a community free swimming programme for young people (under 19) in England. Sport Management Review, 18 (1), 32-44.
HART, Gemma, SHIBLI, Simon, BULLOUGH, Steven and BARRETT, David (2015). School Games Mark Validation : Final Report : Year 3 (2013-14). Project Report. Sheffield Hallam University.
BULLOUGH, Steven and MILLS, Andrew (2014). Give us a game : evaluating the opportunities that exist for English footballers to play in the English Premier League. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 (4), 637-650.
BULLOUGH, Steven, MILLAR, Robbie, RAMCHANDANI, Girish and COLEMAN, Richard (2014). The effect of central contracts on the stability and performance of the England Test cricket team. [El efecto de contratos centrales sobre la estabilidad y el desempeño del equipo inglés de Test cricket]. RICYDE. Revista internacional de ciencias del deporte, 10 (35), 4-15.
BULLOUGH, Steven, HART, Gemma, MOORE, Richard and BONNER, Stuart (2012). The role of alternative physical activities in engaging young people. In: HARRIS, Spencer, BELL, Barbara, ADAMS, Andrew and MACKINTOSH, Chris, (eds.) Sport for sport? Theoretical and practical insights in sports development. LSA Publication (117). Leisure Studies Association, 47-74.
BULLOUGH, Steven (2012). A new look at the latent demand for sport and its potential to deliver a positive legacy for London 2012. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 4 (1), 39-54.
BULLOUGH, Steven, HART, Gemma and GREGORY, Maxine (2011). Demand for sport : what young people want. In: JEANES, Ruth and MAGEE, Jonathan, (eds.) Children, Youth and Leisure. LSA Publication (113). Leisure Studies Association, 55-80.
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