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Dr John Hayton

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

John Hayton

Dr. John Hayton is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development. John has previously taught at the Universities of Durham, Hertfordshire and Liverpool John Moores University. John gained his PhD in Social Policy and Sociology from Durham University in 2014 and has since gone on to publish widely in areas such as: sport volunteering, sport-based interventions, sport and disability, sport management, sport business and football club re-branding, austerity and sport, and the role and management of non-profit organisations in the delivery of sport, physical activity and physical recreation. John's current areas of research study include: sport event volunteering; resource mobilisation in charity-led inclusive physical activity programmes, and networks of inclusion and exclusion in community physical activity programming.

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  • Exploring how a disability sport charity utilises exchange relationships with external organisations to sustain operations in times of lockdown, Hayton, J., McCullogh, N., Scott-Bell, A. 2 Jan 2023, In: Leisure Studies
  • Facilitating disability sport and physical recreation during the initial months of COVID-19: Examining organizational innovation in third sector organizations, Hayton, J. 6 Jan 2022, In: Leisure Sciences
  • Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19, Manoli, A., Anagnostopoulos, C., Ahonen, A., Bolton, N., Bowes, A., Brown, C., Byers, T., Cockayne, D., Cooper, I., Du, J., Geurin, A., Hayday, E., Hayton, J., Jenkin, C., Kenyon, J., Kitching, N., Kirby, S., Kitchin, P., Kohe, G., Kokolakakis, T., Leng, H., Ludvigsen, J., Macintosh, E., Maxwell, H., May, A., Misener, K., O’Gorman, J., Parnell, D., Parry, K., Peng, Q., Plumley, D., Power, M., Ramchandani, G., Rayner, M., Scelles, N., Taylor, T., Webb, T., Winand, M. 22 Feb 2022, In: Managing Sport and Leisure
  • Toward COVID-19 secure events: considerations for organizing the safe resumption of major sporting events, Ludvigsen, J., Hayton, J. 4 Mar 2022, In: Managing Sport and Leisure
  • Exploring the relationship between social class and sport event volunteering, Hayton, J., Blundell, M. 1 Jan 2021, In: Sport Management Review
  • Boundary Spanning in Sport for Development: Opening Transdisciplinary and Intersectoral Perspectives, Haudenhuyse, R., Hayton, J., Parnell, D., Verkooijen , K., Delheye, P. 17 Aug 2020, In: Social Inclusion

Jamal McKenzie Why are Black Britons less likely to volunteer in Sport? Start Date: 18/01/2021

  • Social Policy PhD September 01 2013
  • Sports Science MSc
  • Sport BA (Hons)
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2019


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