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Personal profile


David Haycock is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development and Management 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 level across our sports development, management and coaching programmes. David also contributes to postgraduate provision as a Module Leader for two modules as part of the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health and via his supervision of MSc and PhD projects.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Chester

… → 2015

Sociology of Sport, MSc, University of Chester

Sport & Exercise Sciences, BSc, University of Chester

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Research Output

  • 89 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 4 Paper

Sport policy, sports development and figurational sociology

Smith, A., Bloyce, D. & Haycock, D., 31 Aug 2018, Figurational research in sport, leisure and health. Malcolm, D. & Velijia, P. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 156-167

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
  • 54 Downloads (Pure)

    Adult Sport Participation and Life Transitions: The Significance of Childhood and Inequality

    Haycock, D. & Smith, A., 26 Nov 2017, Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan. Dionigi, R. & Gard, M. (eds.). Basingstoike: PalgraveMacmillan, p. 195-210 362 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Youth, Sport and Leisure Careers

    Haycock, D. & Smith, A., 7 Jan 2016, Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport. Green, K. & Smith, A. (eds.). London: Routledge, (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 26 Citations (Scopus)
    102 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    68 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Editorial work

    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (Journal)

    DAVID HAYCOCK (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work