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Our Academic Team

Dean of Carnegie, Dr John Minten
Dr John Minten, Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor

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
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 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 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 Dr Michelle Mellis 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 Dr David Piggott Dr Jamie Poolton Dr Andy Pringle Dr Tom Quarmby Dr Duncan Radley Dr AJ Rankin-Wright Dr Aarti Ratna Martin Rivett Aled Rowlands Emeritus Professor Sheila Scraton Andy Smith Professor Andrew Sparkes Professor Karl Spracklen Sarah Squires Dr Nick Stanger Dr Annette Stride Louise Sutton Dr Kevin Till Mick Totten Costas Tsakirides Dr Catherine Tucker Professor Stephen Wagg Barney Wainwright Dr Beccy Watson Dr Lisa Whitaker Dr Paul Widdop 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

Leeds restaurant samples new test kitchen at Leeds Beckett

A popular Leeds restaurant has become the first commercial venue to use Leeds Beckett’s new test kitchen facilities.

Leeds Beckett students set for Six Nations action

Three Leeds Beckett University students are set to represent their countries in the opening fixtures of the Six Nations Rugby Championship.

Drama day brings Spanish culture to life for local school pupils

A group of year eight school pupils from Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds paid a visit to our University’s Performance Studio last week to practice their Spanish and try out theatre acting at the annual Spanish drama day.

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Feb 10

CeASR Seminar: "The consequences of living in prison for male prisoners’ weight and body image"

Whilst inequalities in health and lifestyles persist, prisoners as a group often experience particularly poor socioeconomic circumstances and lifestyles prior to conviction. This seminar will addess the particular challenges embodied in supporting them in accessing appropriate care and making positive changes to their health.

Mar 9

Winifred Mercier Public Lecture 2016: What is a Teacher in the 21st Century and What Does a 21st-Century Teacher Need to Know?

Winifred Mercier Public Lecture 2016 by Professor Ian Menter

Mar 10

Carnegie Conversations: 'A Collaborative Approach to Developing Yorkshire's Talent' with Andy Rock, Dr Ben Jones and Dr Kevin Till

Andy Rock was appointed Academy Director at Yorkshire Carnegie in 2014. Dr Kevin Till Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Dr Ben Jones Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology will discuss various aspects of talent identification and development in youth rugby players.

Mar 17

Carnegie Conversations: 'Has Football Really Moved On From Racism?' Emy Onuora and Professor Kevin Hylton

Author of Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers, Emy Onuora will examine how black people have been excluded from positions of power, authority and decision making within the game. Professor Kevin Hylton will host the event and an audience question and answer session. 

Apr 28

Carnegie Conversations: 'The Lives and Careers of Women as Sports Coaches: The Voices of the Coaches' Dr Leanne Norman

Dr Leanne Norman, Senior Research Fellow in Coaching from Leeds Beckett University has worked with a variety of sporting organisations to improve gender and racial equality within their coaching and athletic workforce. With a panel of high performance sport coaches they will discuss their career pathways and personal journeys.

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