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David Haycock is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Physical Activity and Health in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity.

He joined Edge Hill in 2016 having previously worked at the University (2012-2014) while also studying for PhD (2015) at the University of Chester. While studying at the University of Chester, David also completed his MSc in Sociology of Sport and BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Research interests

David’s research focuses on the links between sport, leisure, physical activity and health, and the implications for sport and education policy from a sociological perspective.

He has published a range of peer-reviewed articles in the sociology of physical education, sport, leisure and youth that appear in journals including Leisure Studies, Sport, Education and Society, and British Journal of Sociology of Education. David was awarded his Ph.D. titled University Students’ Sport Participation: The Significance of Sport and Leisure Careers from the University of Chester in 2015, which formed the basis of one of his most recent co-authored book chapters in the The Routledge Handbook of Youth (2016).


He lecturers at undergraduate on our Sport Management and Sports Coaching programmes. David also contributes to postgraduate provision as a Module Leader as part of the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health and via his supervision of MSc and PhD projects.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Chester

… → 2015

Sociology of Sport, MSc, University of Chester

Sport & Exercise Sciences, BSc, University of Chester

Research Centres

  • Sport and Mental Health Research Centre

Research Groups

  • Movement Behaviours, Health & Wellbeing Research Group
  • Politics, Pedagogy and Practice Research Group
  • Sport, Work and Health Research Group


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