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Key Publications

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  • An analysis of third sector sport organisations in an era of ‘super-austerity’, Walker, C., Hayton, J. 12 Feb 2019, Sport Policy and Politics in an Era of Austerity, CRC Press
  • Building an inclusive cycling "movement", Hayton, J., Blundell, M., Cullinane, D., Walker, C. Feb 2019, In: Sport Management Review
  • An analysis of third sector sport organisations in an era of ‘super-austerity’, Walker, C., Hayton, J. 2018, In: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
  • Exploring Repeated Sport Event Volunteering Through Longitudinal Field-Based Research, Hayton, J., Blundell, M. 2018
  • Helping them to help themselves? An evaluation of student-led tutorials in a Higher Education setting, Hayton, J. 2018, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • ‘Sinking and swimming in disability coaching’, Cronin, C., Ryrie, A., Huntley, T., Hayton, J. 2018, In: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • The cost of caring: Dave’s story, Cronin, C., Hayton, J., Hjälm, S., Armour, K. 31 Jul 2018, Care in Sport Coaching, London, CRC Press
  • “They do treat us as a bit normal now”, Hayton, J. 1 Nov 2018, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • Chasing a Tiger in a network society? Hull City’s proposed name change in the pursuit of China and East Asia’s new middle class consumers, Hayton, J., Millward, P., Petersen-Wagner, R. 1 May 2017, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • Navigating austerity: balancing ‘desirability with viability’ in a third sector disability sports organisation, Walker, C., Hayton, J. 2017, In: European Sport Management Quarterly


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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr. John Hayton is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development. John Has been teaching in Higher Education for 10 years, previously lecturing 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 research is manifold and includes: 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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