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Dr John Hayton

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

John Hayton

Dr. John Hayton is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development. John has previously taught at the Universities of Durham, Hertfordshire and Liverpool John Moores University. John gained his PhD in Social Policy and Sociology from Durham University in 2014 and has since gone on to publish widely in areas such as: sport volunteering, sport-based interventions, sport and disability, sport management, sport business and football club re-branding, austerity and sport, and the role and management of non-profit organisations in the delivery of sport, physical activity and physical recreation. John's current areas of research study include: sport event volunteering; resource mobilisation in charity-led inclusive physical activity programmes, and networks of inclusion and exclusion in community physical activity programming.

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  • The framed and contested meanings of sport mega-event “legacies”: A case study of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, McKenzie, J., Ludvigsen, J., Scott-Bell, A., Hayton, J. 22 Apr 2024, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • An Examination of the Framed Meanings of Legacy Ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Hayton, J., McKenzie, J., Scott-Bell, A., Dixon, K., Ludvigsen, J. 11 Jul 2023, EASM 2023 conference proceedings, Leipzig, Germany, EASM
  • Conclusions: Learning lessons from Implementing Sport Policy, Hayton, J., Lindsey, I., Keech, M. 18 Jul 2023, Implementing Sport Policy: Organisational Perspectives on the UK Sport System, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Examining the discursive production and deployment of diversity and inclusion in a UK-wide outdoor organisation, Allin, L., Avner, Z., Hayton, J. 4 Oct 2023, In: Leisure Studies
  • Exploring how a disability sport charity utilises exchange relationships with external organisations to sustain operations in times of lockdown, Hayton, J., McCullogh, N., Scott-Bell, A. 2 Jan 2023, In: Leisure Studies
  • Exploring how a disability sport charity utilises exchange relationships with external organisations to sustain operations in times of lockdown, McCullogh, N., Trigo Pereira, F., Scott-Bell, A., Stalenberg, R., Hayton, J. 1 Dec 2023, Lockdown Leisure, London, Routledge
  • Implementing Sport Policy: Organisational Perspectives on the UK Sport System, Keech, M., Lindsey, I., Hayton, J. 18 Jul 2023
  • Introduction, Lindsey, I., Keech, M., Hayton, J. 18 Jul 2023, Implementing Sport Policy: Organisational Perspectives on the UK Sport System, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Two decades of youth sport policy research: an augmented scoping review and synthesis, Lindsey, I., Strittmatter, A., Hayton, J., O'Gorman, J. 19 Jul 2023, In: European Sport Management Quarterly
  • Coaching Children and Youth Sport Policy, Hayton, J., O’Gorman, J., Lindsey, I., Strittmatter, A. 23 Dec 2022, Routledge Handbook of Coaching Children in Sport, Oxford, Taylor & Francis

Jamal McKenzie Why are Black Britons less likely to volunteer in Sport? Start Date: 18/01/2021

  • Social Policy PhD September 01 2013
  • Sports Science MSc
  • Sport BA (Hons)
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2019


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