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    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile



Paul has been lecturer of sports management in the School of Sport since 2009 following positions at London Metropolitan University and University of East London. He is a graduate of University of Tasmania (1998) and Deakin University (2002) in Australia and Loughborough University, England (2014), where he completed his PhD investigating organisational change in para-sport.

His research examines sport and social justice.  One element examines how management facilitates the discrimination of disabled people in and through sport and the second element examines the nexus between sport business and gambling.

Currently, Paul is an editorial board member for the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, the International Journal of Sports Management and Marketing and as Associate Editor for  Managing Sport & Leisure.

Paul leads the sport management curricula on the MSc Sport Management programme, and has a particular interest in the management and marketing of sport organisations.  He has worked with a number of universities in the UK and Ireland as an external examiner and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Research interests:

  • Accessibility and sport/sport facilities
  • Capacity building/mobilising capacity
  • Disability sport and mainstreaming/integration
  • Sports marketing, gambling and young people


Module Coordinator:

  • SLS107 Managing and Leading People in Football
  • SLS314 The Politics of Sport
  • SLS545 Sport Strategy and Business Management
  • SLS711 Strategic Sports Marketing
  • SLS712 Sport, Management and the Law
  • SLS719 Research Project Preparation


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Loughborough University

Sep 2008Oct 2014

Master, Deakin University

3 Jan 19991 Dec 2001

Bachelor, University of Tasmania

1 Mar 19951 Nov 1998

External positions

Independent Board Member

Nov 2016Feb 2018

Editorial Board Member - Managing Sport & Leisure

Aug 2016 → …

External Examiner, Institute of Technology Sligo

1 May 2016 → …

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Jul 20151 Aug 2019

External Examiner, Waterford Institute of Technology

Oct 2009Sep 2012

Editorial Board Member

30 Jan 2009 → …

Inaugural Editor - London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries ISSN 1755-1897 , London Metropolitan University

Jan 2008Jan 2011

Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Sports Management and Marketing ISSN 1740-2808

Jul 2007 → …


  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • HM Sociology
  • GV Recreation Leisure

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Research Output 2005 2019

Managing organizational reputation in response to a public shaming campaign

Kitchin, P. J., Paramio-Salcines, J. L. & Walters, G., 3 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Sport Management Review. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
management practice
Organizational reputation


Best Case Study

Paul Kitchin (Recipient), 7 Sep 2009


sports facility

Activities 2016 2019

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Reflections on research into disability and football

Paul James Kitchin (Speaker)
12 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


European Sport Management Conference 2019

Paul James Kitchin (Chair), Geoff Walters (Organiser), Juan Luis Paramio-Salcines (Organiser)
5 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...


‘Challenging the Narrative’

Paul James Kitchin (Speaker), Stephen Bloomer (Speaker)
29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The engagement of disabled people in European Football.

Paul James Kitchin (Speaker), Stephen Bloomer (Speaker)
10 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

‘Football, Politics and Popular Culture’

Aaron Crossin (Speaker), Paul James Kitchin (Speaker)
23 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation