Dr Colm Kearns

Dr Colm Kearns is the co-author of the BAI-funded report ‘RTE and Covid-19: Diversity and Public Needs.’ Colm holds a PhD in Communications from DCU, with a thesis centring on the intersection of sport, advertising and national identity. He has published papers on those topics in journals such as Television and New Media, Sport in Society, and Irish Communication Review, in addition to having a chapter featured in the recently published collection, Sport, the Media and Ireland: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Dr Gary Sinclair

Dr Gary Sinclair is an Associate Professor in Marketing, specialising in Consumer Behaviour. His research focuses on consumer culture primarily in the contexts of music, technology, sport and sustainability. His work has been widely published in a variety of top international peer-reviewed journals including but not limited to the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Marketing Theory and the European Journal of Marketing.

Dr Katie Liston

Dr Katie Liston has worked in the Irish and UK Universities sector since 1998 and completed her PhD in sociology at University College Dublin. She co-founded and led the Chester Centre for Research into the Sociology of Sport before joining Ulster University in 2008. Dr Liston’s sporting background includes national and international honours in team sports (Gaelic football, rugby union and football/soccer) and wide-ranging administrative, management and coaching experience.

Dr Mark Doidge

Dr Mark Doidge is currently a Principal Research Fellow at University of Brighton and a trustee (Membership Services) for the British Sociological Association (BSA), where he is also convenor of the Sport Studies Group. He is also Director of the Anti-Discrimination Division of Football Supporters Europe (FSE). He is an expert in the sociology of European football fan cultures.

Dr Dan Kilvington

Dr Dan Kilvington is a Senior Lecturer/Course Director at Leeds Beckett University. Dan is the co-founder of the annual Sport and Discrimination conference series; the founder of the inclusion initiative, Creating and Developing Coaches, an event which aims to encourage networking between BAME grassroots football coaches/managers and key stakeholders within the locale; and the trustee of the Zesh Rehman Foundation (ZRF) and the Annie Zaidi Foundation (AZF).

Dr Jack Black

Dr. Jack Black is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University working within the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity. Jack is an interdisciplinary researcher, with research exploring the relationship between media, popular culture, and psychoanalytic theory. As part of Sheffield Hallam’s Centre for Culture, Media and Society, in 2021, Jack helped to establish the Anti-Racism Research Group, where he is Research Lead.

Professor Theo Lynn

Professor Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School. Professor Lynn has founded a number of companies incl. Enki Information Systems, Educational Multimedia Group and Atomic Assets, the businesses of which have been acquired by Rochford Brady Group, Intuition and Cambridge University Press respectively. He advises a number of domestic and international companies.

Dr Tom Fletcher

Tom is Reader in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. He is recognised internationally for his work on race and racism in sport, most notably in cricket. Tom sits on the editorial boards of various academic journals, including Leisure Studies and Soccer & Society. He is former Chair of Leeds Beckett University’s Race Equality and Diversity Forum and former Chair of the Leisure Studies Association.

Dr Pierangelo Rosati

Dr. Rosati has been working on a number of research projects on data analytics, business value of IT, FinTech, Blockchain, cloud computing, and cyber security, many of them in direct collaboration with industry. His research has been published in leading academic journals including European Accounting Review, Computers in Human Behaviour, European Journal of Finance and New Media and Society.


TOHIF was funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants Call’ (grant numbers: AH/W001624/1 and IRC/W001624/1).

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