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Research interests

Lee’s research focuses on the relational, (micro)political, and emotional features of sports work, with a particular emphasis on coaching and coach education contexts. He acted as lead editor of the Learning in Sports Coaching and Research Methods in Sports Coaching Routledge books. Lee’s research principally utilises qualitative research methods and interactionist theoretical frameworks to understand sports workers’ experiences of the everyday social realities of organisational sporting life. Dr Nelson has also helped to initiate a novel strand of academic research that seeks to understand coaches’ uses as well as athletes’ experiences of video-based feedback. Lee has supervised to completion the academic studies of postgraduate students that have investigated these research topics.

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Loughborough University

… → 2010

Sports Coaching, MSc, Brunel University London

… → 2004

Sport and Exercise Science, BSc, University of Bedfordshire

… → 2003

Other positions

Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance, University of Hull


Research Groups

  • Sport, Work and Health Research Group
  • Politics, Pedagogy and Practice Research Group
  • Sport & Exercise Performance, Enhancement & (P)rehabilitation
  • Practice in Coaching & Teaching


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