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Gill Renfree

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

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

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 and is also the head for the PR, Recruitment and Promotion group for the Women in Sport and Exercise (@UoWWISE) initiative which aims to advocate gender equity in all areas of the sport and exercise domain.  In 2016 she was shortlisted as Outstanding Lecturer and nominated as Best Academic Tutor in the Student Choice Awards.


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

Teaching & Research

Gill teaches on a range of different undergraduate modules:

Level 4 (1st year undergraduates)

  • Sport Management Foundation and the Sport Experience (SPRT1028) 
  • Foundations in Cricket Development (SPRT1019)
  • Sport Tourism and Event Management (SPRT1032)

Level 5 (2nd year undergraduates)

  • Sport Operational Management (SPRT2038)
  • Sport Event Operations (SPRT2013) 

Level 6 (3rd year undergraduates)

  • Strategic Sport Event Management (SPRT3020) 
  • Sport Marketing (SPRT3027)
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of The Higher Education Authority



Conference Presentations

Renfree, G. & Webb, K. (2014) Assessment & 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. & Breeze, N (2016) The effectiveness of learning sets in helping students to develop and apply skills and learning in operational contexts. Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Worcester.

Newbold, M. & 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.