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PhD scholarship opportunity – measuring the social impact of sport

Thursday 21 February 2019

We are offering the opportunity to work with the Sport Industry Research Centre in the field of sports economics, as well as in an area of cutting-edge policy development. There will be opportunities to work with real world clients as part of your study and to gain teaching experience if you are interested in developing a rounded academic career.

There is a growing consensus in the academic and policy community that sport and physical activity create societal impacts, including but not limited to health, subjective wellbeing, crime, education and social capital. However, research on measuring and valuing these non-market benefits is underdeveloped. In 2014, researchers in the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at SHU developed a national model to measure the Social Return of Investment (SROI) for Sport in England. The PhD will use this work as a starting point, and draw on economic theory to advance knowledge and understanding on the social impact of sport. The PhD may focus on the social impact and value of sport at the population across all outcomes, or specifically on one outcome area (for example education). We envisage that this work will be multidisciplinary, drawing upon evidence from health, economics and other social sciences.

This studentship is advertised for an October 2019 start and the application deadline is 5pm on Friday 7th June 2019

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