Verity Postlethwaite


PhD Research Student


Contact Details

tel: 01905 855214

twitter: @verity_pos


Verity began her PhD studentship in the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science in October 2015. The PhD thesis is titled:

The Mechanics of Inspiring a Generation: legacy and policy evaluation in the case of education and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Teaching & Research

Alongside her PhD, Verity has ongoing teaching and research commitments, current she is actively exploring:

  • Sport and diplomacy
  • Governance and regulation of sports organisations nationally and internationally
  • Diversity and inclusivity of the sport sector workforce.

University Roles:

  • W.I.S.E Research Group Member
  • Socio-cultural studies of Sport, Exercise & the Body Research Group Member
  • Research Student Society - Chair (2016/2017)
  • Students Union - Postgraduate Representative (2016/2017)
  • Research Student Conference Committee Member (2017)
  • British Society of Sports History Conference Organising Team (2017)

Professional Bodies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Postlethwaite, V. 2017. Sporting Governance and Integrity in Practice. Conference Review, Open Forum Events. Available online -

External Responsibilities

  • H-Sport Archive Project UK Contributor
  • Teaching Associate at SOAS, the University of London