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Ruth Crabtree

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

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Her main responsibilities include developing international links and agreements with other Institutes of Higher Education and international organisations, as well as teaching within the field of sport management.

She has an international reputation as a sport management educator and has developed partnerships with many institutes across the globe.  Ruth has also been responsible for developing and acting as a consultant for many international programmes and has sat on many validation panels both in the UK and abroad.  She has been teaching in Higher Education for over 20 years and has taught at postgraduate level on various modules including organisational development, resource management, and strategic management.

Ruth is involved with many external sport organisations and currently holds the following prestigious posts: Vice President of the European Association of Sport Management; Vice President Member of the World Association of Sport Management and Advisor to the African Sport Business Association.  Her main emphasis in these roles is a focus on learning and teaching within sport management and she has been instrumental in developing innovative programmes and solutions to ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary skills needed in an ever changing dynamic sport industry.

Ruth's main research interest is in sport tourism and in particular countryside management. Her research interests have enabled her to travel to many different countries where she has spent time examining different perspectives on how to manage national parks and tourists. Her current research involves investigating how students engage with Higher Education and the practical advantages/disadvantages on student learning. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Critical Incidents, Emotions, and Value-Added Moments: The London 2012 Spectator Experience, Emery, P., Kerr, A., Crabtree, R. 1 Nov 2016, In: Event Management
  • The Australian sport management job market: an advertisement audit of employer need, Emery, P., Crabtree, R., Kerr, A. 13 Dec 2012, In: Annals of Leisure Research
  • A system dynamics model for visitor choice of tranport mode to and from National Parks, Crabtree, R., Holding, D., Wilkinson, L. 2000, Environmental Management and Pathways to Sustainable Tourism, Gateshead, UK, Athenaeum Press


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