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