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Professor Simon Gardiner

Professor Simon Gardiner
Contact Details
Professor Simon Gardiner


Leeds Law School

0113 81 26414 S.Gardiner@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Simon Gardiner

Simon is a professor in international sports law with an academic background researching and publishing in areas including corruption, regulation and governance in sport. In partnership with Leeds Business School, he is currently researching both governance and leadership in sport and how best to enhance integrity in sport.

Simon teaches undergraduates and postgraduates from both the Law School and the Business School about sports law, business and regulation. He supervises a number of PhD students.

Current Teaching

  • LPC:
    • Research Methods

Simon currently supervises eight Ph.D. researchers.
Steve Wood: Passenger experience of security at UK airports as a result of terrorism
Ayesha Chowdhury: Preventive Detention of Suspected Terrorists: Bangladesh as a national security detention model
Leona Mydlowski: The Management of Registered Sexual Offenders by the Police
Ugo Amadi: A Sport Specific Event Right for the Protection of Intellectual properties and other Commercial Properties of Sport Event organizers in the EU 
Olumide Olayinka: An examination of the continued relevance of deterrence as a goal of the criminal justice system for terrorist offenders in Nigeria
Saud Al-Farsi: Nuclear civil liability legal frameworks in the region of the Gulf Cooperation council (GCC) countries
Peter Rowley: Publicly funded National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) in England: governance capability and the challenge of delivering sport for social good 
Aina Salami: Land registration law and security of title in family land: Lagos Nigeria

Research Interests

One area Simon is currently researching, in conjunction with Leeds Business School, is governance and leadership in sport. He is looking at how governance in sports organisations can be promoted and improved so as to become more democratic and transparent and engage more effectively with issues such as bribery and match fixing.

His second area of current research centres around the meaning of the word ‘integrity’ in sport – a word used widely and superficially. He is looking at the problems caused by doping and financial corruption and possible solutions that could help regain integrity in sport.

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