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Verity Postlethwaite

PhD Research Student

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: v.postlethwaite@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855214

twitter: @verity_pos

blog: https://veritypos.wordpress.com/

Verity began her PhD studentship in the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science in October 2015.  The PhD thesis is titled:

The Mechanics of Inspiring a Generation: legacy and policy evaluation in the case of education and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It aims to, firstly, identify and map the varying policies that constructed educational based legacy programmes through hosting the London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Then, secondly, evaluate key stakeholders’ experiences as related to the conception, formation and enactment of educational based legacy programmes from London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Qualifications:

  • MA International Law, Ethics and Politics, University of Birmingham (2015)
  • BA (Hons) Politics, University of Nottingham (2012)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy          
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Alongside her PhD, Verity has ongoing teaching and research commitments, current she is actively exploring:

  • Sport and diplomacy
  • Governance and regulation of sports organisations nationally and internationally
  • Diversity and inclusivity of the sport sector workforce.

University Roles:

  • W.I.S.E Research Group Member
  • Socio-cultural studies of Sport, Exercise & the Body Research Group Member
  • Research Student Society - Chair (2016/2017)
  • Students Union - Postgraduate Representative (2016/2017)
  • Research Student Conference Committee Member (2017)
  • British Society of Sports History Conference Organising Team (2017)
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

Publications

Postlethwaite, V. 2017. Sporting Governance and Integrity in Practice. Conference Review, Open Forum Events. Available online - http://www.openforumevents.co.uk/news/sporting-governance-and-integrity-in-practice/

Postlethwaite V. 2017. The four key points your need to know from the 2017 Sports Summit: Putting people at the heart of an active nation. Blog Post, Sport and Recreation Alliance. Available online - http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/blogs/verity-postlethwaite/the-four-key-points-you-need-to-know-from-the

Postlethwaite, V. 2017. Is your organisation diverse? How to begin changing the culture in your organisation. Blog Post, Sport and Recreation Alliance. Available online -http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/blogs/verity-postlethwaite/-is-your-organisation-diverse

Allen, J. and Postlethwaite, V. 2017. Sport and Recreation Alliance Analysis of Workforce Diversity for Sport England. In Press.

Postlethwaite, V. and Grix, J. 2016. Beyond the Acronyms: Sport Diplomacy and the Classification of the International Olympic Committee. Diplomacy & Statecraft. 27: 295-313.

Postlethwaite, V. 2014. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the controversy of the Russian Propaganda Laws: is the IOC buckling under the pressure of its own incoherence in thought? The International Sports Law Journal, 14: 264-274.

 

Conference presentations:

Postlethwaite, V. 2017. ‘Legacy of Olympic Literature: London 2012 and narratives from academic debate.’ The British Society of Sport History Annual Conference, at University of Worcester, 31st August- 2nd September 2017.

Postlethwaite, V. 2017. ‘The Mechanics of Inspiring a Generation: legacy and policy evaluation in the case of education and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.’ 4th Annual PhD Research Conference, at Sheffield Hallam University, 23rd June 2017.

Postlethwaite, V. 2016. [Poster] 'The Mechanics of Inspiring a Generation,' 7th Annual UK Sports Development Research Network Conference, at Cardiff Metropolitan University, 16th September 2016.

Postlethwaite, V. 2016. [Poster] 'The Mechanics of Inspiring a Generation,' 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, at Univesrity of Chichester, 30th August- 1st September 2016.

Postlethwaite, V. 2015. ‘Sport and Social Legal Regulation: The Power to Change a State’s Legal and Cultural Landscape,’ Sport and Diplomacy: Message, Mode and Metaphor, at SOAS, University of London, 3rd-4th July 2015.

Postlethwaite, V. 2014. ‘Anti- Propaganda Laws in the Context of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games,’ Postgraduate Research Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society, at University of Birmingham, 4th December 2014.

 

Public Engagement:

Postlethwaite, V. 2017. ‘Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the Controversy of the Russia Propaganda Laws,’ a two hour presentation, at University of Maryland Study Abroad Programme, hosted at the University of London, 12th June 2017.

Postlethwaite, V. 2016. ‘The Political Economy of Sport,’ a two hour presentation and full day teach assisting, at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education, 25th June 2016.

Postlethwaite, V. 2016. ‘Ladies of Leisure: A Visual Exploration of Women in Sport,’ a two hour presentation, at University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival 2015, 18th March 2015 & at University of Worcester Women in Sport and Exercise Week, 1st December 2016. 

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

  • H-Sport Archive Project – UK Contributor
  • Teaching Associate at SOAS, the University of London