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International strategies to developing sport related degree programmes Internationalising a curriculum: Sports Management in Focus The British and Irish Lions: Future Perspectives

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Biography

Dr Mike Rayner is a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Sports Management and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a registered practitioner with the Chartered Management Institute (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Mike has published widely in the area of Sport Management, with projects relating to four complimentary areas: employee performance and well-being, organisational behaviour, human resource development and employment relationships within professional sport environments. His book publication – Rugby Union and Professionalisation: Elite Player Perspectives (2017) - presents a first collection of research in this area.

Mike sits on the editorial boards of Managing Sport and Leisure , Business and Management and The International Journal for Business and Social Science Journals. He is a reviewer for the Newton Fund, Sports Management Review, Managing Sport and Leisure and The International Journal for Sport and Society.  

As a Sports Management practitioner, Mike’s consultancy work spans a diverse range of clients including elite athletes, coaches and support staff, business executives, National Governing Bodies, Professional Sports Clubs and Government Agencies.

Research Interests

Mike’s research integrates business and sociological approaches to advancing knowledge on four complimentary areas within Sports Management: employee performance and well-being, organisational behaviour, human resource development and employment relationships within professional sport environments. His book publication – Rugby Union and Professionalisation: Elite Player Perspectives (2017) - presents a first collection of research in this area.

 To apply for doctoral or supervised experience study with Dr Rayner please visit the relevant course pages or contact him directly.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D.

Award Date: 30 Sep 2015

External positions

External Examiner, De Montfort University

1 Jan 2022 → …

External Exminer, Birmingham City University

1 Jan 2021 → …

External Examiner, Northumbria University

1 Oct 20171 Jul 2021

External Examiner - UCFB, Buckingham New University

1 Dec 20161 Dec 2020

External Examiner, Teesside University

1 Dec 20161 Aug 2018

External Examiner, The Open University

1 Jun 20161 Aug 2018

External Examiner, Chichester College

1 Jun 20141 Aug 2018

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