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Our Academic Team

Dean of Carnegie
Professor Andrew Slade, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Interim Dean

Welcome to our Carnegie Faculty with its 80 year history in education and strong reputation for excellence. We offer a wide range of very popular undergraduate and postgraduate courses in our three Schools, providing distinctive pathways for our students to meet their vocational requirements. Research and consultancy activities underpin our teaching, with academic staff being recognised as experts within their fields. The quality of this research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework with strong submissions in Unit 25 (Education) and in Unit 26 (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism), where we ranked 2nd nationally when accounting for both research quality and the number of contributing staff.

Our innovative courses provide students with an exceptional learning experience through high quality research-informed teaching. Our Faculty works in strong and effective partnerships with a wide range of international, national and regional employers across Education, Languages, Sport, Tourism and related sectors, providing work-related placement learning opportunities and ensuring high-levels of employment for our Graduates.


School of Sport
Dr Andrew Abraham Jeff Abrams Dr David Alder John Allan Dr Victoria Archbold Jason Arday Professor Sue Backhouse Dr Matt Barlow Professor Clive Beggs Dr Athanassios Bissas Dr Eric Brymer Dr Matthew Campbell Professor David Carless Dr Ben Carrington Dr Sarah Clarke Dr Richard Clements Dr Peter Collins Dr John Connell Belinda Cooke Dr Kathryn Curran Dr Jon Dart Dr Kevin Deighton Dr Faye Didymus Dr Michelle Dillon Dr Kitrina Douglas Dr Scarlett Drury Dr Lauren Duckworth Dr Kelsey Erickson Abdullah Faruq Dr Julie Fimusanmi Dr Hayley Fitzgerald Professor Anne Flintoff Jamie French Dr Lisa Gannon Max Garrard Professor Paul Gately Michael Gray Hannah Greatwood Angela Green Dr Claire Griffiths Nick Halafihi Dr Brian Hanley Dr Ashley Hardwell Dr Jackie Hargreaves Hazel Hartley Dr Karen Hind Dr Samantha Holland Professor Kevin Hylton Dr Theocharis Ispoglou Dr Leila Jancovich Dr Ben Jones Ruan Jones Dr Mariana Kaiseler Neill Kehoe Dr Nicky Kime Professor Roderick King Sergio Lara-Bercial Dr Brett Lashua Dr Ian Lawrence Professor Jonathan Long Dr Chris Low Kacy Mackreth Peter Mackreth Dr Anthony Maher Dr Andrew Manley Professor Jim McKenna Stephen McKeown Dr Michelle Mellis Tom Mitchell Dr Gareth Morgan Stuart Moss Bob Muir Dr Gareth Nicholson James Nobles Dr Leanne Norman Julian North Professor John O'Hara Dr Carol Osborne Janine Partington Dr Laurie Patterson Suzanne Peacock Dr Renan Petersen-Wagner Dr David Piggott Dr Jamie Poolton Dr Bastian Popp Dr Oliver Price Dr Andy Pringle Dr Tom Quarmby Dr Duncan Radley Dr AJ Rankin-Wright Dr Aarti Ratna Martin Rivett Stephen Robson Aled Rowlands Emeritus Professor Sheila Scraton Andy Smith Professor Andrew Sparkes Professor Karl Spracklen Sarah Squires Dr Nick Stanger Dr Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou Dr Annette Stride Louise Sutton Dr Kevin Till Mick Totten Costas Tsakirides Dr Catherine Tucker Professor Stephen Wagg Barney Wainwright Dr Beccy Watson Jonathon Weakley Dr Lisa Whitaker Dr Paul Widdop Dr Emily Williams Dr Toni Williams Christopher Wolsey Professor David Woods Stephen Zwolinsky

Dr Thomas Quarmby

Dr Thomas Quarmby describes the role of families in sport
Carnegie Research

Our Schools

School of Education & Childhood
The School of Education and Childhood is committed to helping you grow throughout your career, providing you with access to the latest research in the areas of teaching, learning and educational leadership.

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School of Sport
The School of Sport, with its 75 year history, has a strong reputation for excellence within sport related studies. Research and consultancy activities underpin our teaching, with academic staff being recognised as experts within their fields.

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School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality
Home to the UK Centre for Events Management, we are the leading provider of events education in Europe. Our academics and events professionals have developed world-class courses - providing our graduates with excellent career prospects in the sport, arts, music, conference, exhibition, and charity sectors.

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Faculty Case Studies

Emma HaworthBA (Hons) Sports Marketing, 2009

I did my two week work experience as part of my course, and then continued to work for the company in my spare time which gave me invaluable experience.

Megan EllisBA (Hons) Events Management, 2012

Being creative was always in Megan's nature so when she was looking to do her university degree, this was always something she wanted to factor in.

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Faculty News

Greater understanding needed in order to predict weight management programme success

Greater understanding of people’s motivations for engaging with weight management programmes is required in order to predict positive outcomes, research at Leeds Beckett University suggests.

Leeds Beckett research explores match performance of rugby league referees

The fitness and match performance of top rugby league referees has been explored by sports scientists at Leeds Beckett University.

Olympic degree of success for Jamaican diver graduate

A Leeds-based diver who is set to create history, becoming Jamaica’s first ever male Olympic diver at this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro, is celebrating success in the classroom as well as on the springboard.

Carnegie News

Jul 4

Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference

The internationally acclaimed annual Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference is aimed at academics, students, practitioners, policy makers and professionals who work within leisure, sports, tourism and events.

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