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Research interests

The majority of Dr Morgan's published research has explored the connection between participation in sport and the enhancement of social inclusion within marginalised populations. More specifically, Dr Morgan’s research seeks to explore how engagement with sport and physical activity may facilitate access into education, employment and training; develop citizenship qualities; or enable young people to accumulate and enhance various forms of capital which are vital to their sense of inclusion and well-being. Dr Morgan’s more recent work has explored how sport-based interventions (and the organisations involved in their delivery) are managed and evaluated. In particular, this work is concerned with the impact of the neoliberal political economy on this aspect of the sport industry, and how it influences organisational capacity, strategic priorities, and operations related to the recruitment of programme participants and deployment of human resources.

Teaching interests

Dr Morgan teaches across all levels of undergraduate study, in particular in the topic areas of sport management, sport development, sport policy and qualitative research methods. He is also experienced in teaching at postgradute level and in suppervising postgraduate research students at both Masters and Doctoral level.  

Other responsibilities

Dr Morgan is currently an elected member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Board of Studies, and has multiple experiences as an External Examiner, currently with the Open University. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Dr Morgan is open to consider doctoral applications that align with his teaching and research interests. He would particularly welcome applications in the broad areas of sport and social inclusion, or within the area of sport-for-development. 


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