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Dr Mike Rayner

Associate Head (Education)

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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 Business and ManagementandThe 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.

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