Gill Renfree


Course Leader Sport Business Management and Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and Sport Development


Contact Details

tel: 01905 855560

Gill Renfree began working in sport at the University of Edinburgh developing and organising exercise programmes, workshops and courses for all ages and consumers, working in partnership with a very active Student Union and their Performance sport programme. Since moving to Worcester and completing an MSc in Sport Management Gill began teaching and now focuses on subject areas of sport tourism, events and sport marketing.

Gill has been Course Leader for Sport Business Management since January 2015. She is currently working on an Erasmus+ funded collaborative sport project aiming to educate Generation Z on the issues relating to gender equality and equal opportunities in sport. Gill has been nominated as Outstanding Lecturer and Best Academic Tutor at the Worcester Student Choice Awards for the last three years and in 2017 received a teaching award from the University of Worcester.


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • MSc (Hons) Sport Management
  • MA (Hons) Social Policy and Politics

Teaching & Research

Current Teaching

  • Sport Industry
  • Sport Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Professional Placement

Current Research Projects

  • Erasmus+ Sport Project focusing on Gender Equality in Sport (2018-2020, 3 year funded project)
  • Learning Sets in Higher Education
  • Volunteering at parkrun events
  • Generation Z perceptions of Gender Equality in Sport
  • Ethical Stewardship and English Athletics

Professional Bodies

Fellow of The Higher Education Authority


Journal Publications

Renfree, G. and Kohe, G. (2018) Running the Club for Love: Challenges for Identity, Accountability and Governance Relationships. European Journal for Sport and Society. ISSN 1613-8171 Online: 2380-5919 (In Press).

Conference Presentations

Renfree, G. and Webb, K. (2014) Assessment and Feedback: How to keep students engaged without always focusing on the summative assessment? Staff and Student Engagement Conference, University of Worcester.

Newbold, M., Renfree, G. and Breeze, N. (2016) The effectiveness of learning sets in helping students to develop and apply skills and learning in operational contexts. Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Worcester.

Newbold, M. and Renfree, G. (2016) Helping students to develop and apply skills and learning in operational Sport Development contexts through the use of learning sets. UK Sports Development Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University.