Gill Renfree

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

Academics

Contact Details

email: g.renfree@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855560

Gill has been Course Leader for Sport Business Management since January 2015.  Gill has been nominated as Outstanding Lecturer and Best Academic Tutor at the Worcester Student Choice Awards for the last four years and in 2017 received a teaching award from the University of Worcester. 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 and is also currently researching in the areas related to sport event volunteering and motivations to volunteer at parkrun.

Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Worcester (2013)
  • MSc (Hons) Sport Management, University of Worcester (2012)
  • MA (Hons) Social Policy and Politics, University of Edinburgh (2006)

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

Publications

Journal Publications

Renfree, G. and Kohe, G.Z. (2019) Running the club for love: challenges for identity, accountability and governance relationships, European Journal for Sport and Society, DOI: 10.1080/16138171.2019.1623987.

Conference Presentations

Jones, V., Burgess, B. and Renfree, G. (2019) Gender Equity Toolkit for Generation Z – facilitating gender equity in sport leadership. Pushing Boundaries: Women in Sport and Exercise Conference at St. Mary’s University, London.

Derom, I., Schaillée, H., Straume, S., Rambaldo, H., Jones, V. and Renfree, G. (2019) Educating Generation Z about gender equality in sport. Pushing Boundaries: Women in Sport and Exercise Conference at St. Mary’s University, London.

Renfree, G. and West, J. (2019) Differences in men and women volunteers within a parkrun environment. Pushing Boundaries: Women in Sport and Exercise Conference at St. Mary’s University, London.

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.

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.