Dr David Hindley is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Education at Nottingham Trent University. He predominantly teaches at undergraduate level on the Sports Education subject strand of the Education Joint Honours degree programme, as well as contributing to the BSc (Hons) Coaching and Sport Science course. He also has experience of supervising at doctoral level.
Prior to joining NTU in 2002, Dr Hindley was employed as a Research Assistant at Northumbria University where he combined undergraduate teaching with supporting colleagues within the Department of Sports Development with research projects and funding applications.
Dr Hindley is a member of the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Group.
Areas of interest surround the governance of sport and related issues of regulation, sport policy, and stakeholder involvement. Dr Hindley has published a number of book chapters and research papers on this subject, and in particular examined the growing supporter trust movement which has highlighted questions regarding accountability, democracy, and decision-making within sport’s governing bodies.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist. Dr Hindley would be interested in supervising students’ research in areas relating to the sociology of sport, the social impact of sport, sports governance, and sport policy and politics. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
- Member of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union
- Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for Notts County Football in the Community.
Sponsors and collaborators
- Dr Hindley was successfully awarded an Inspire Mark from the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) to run a 'Learning Legacies' event at NTU in June 2011.
- He was awarded SIS funding for a project working in partnership with Notts County Football in the Community department on developing an effective monitoring and evaluation toolkit, (December 2009-December 2010), £10,000
- Dr Hindley has contributed to UK Sport’s International Leadership Programme where he ran a unit exploring the operating environments of international sports.
- He is also a recipient of a Jao Havalange Scholarship, undertaking research on behalf of the world’s governing body for football, FIFA, on social capital and volunteering in football clubs, (September 2006-September 2007), £10,000
Measuring and evaluating community sports projects: Notts County Football in the Community. Hindley D and Williamson, D in (eds) Paramio Salcines JL, Babiak K and Walters G, Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility, 2013, London, Routledge
Governing the football community agenda. Hindley D in (eds) Hynes D and Kiernan A, Football and its Communities, 2013, Witney, Interdisciplinary Press
Passion and transformation, order and progress – the essence of Rio 2016. Parkes C and Hindley D, Playing Politics: Politics in Sport Festival, People's History Museum, Manchester, 14th June 2014
On the piste: the challenges facing the voluntary sport of petanque in the UK. Hindley D, Play the Game Conference: Stepping up for Democracy in Sport, Aarhus, Denmark, 28-31 October 2013
'I can't believe how far I've come - I think I've finally found my career choice': what makes a good placement? Byron T and Hindley D, European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 September 2013
Supporting student transitions into Higher Education: Some reflections on the NTU tutorial system. Aiken V, Byrom T and Hindley D, Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 26th March 2013
Not playing boules: a case study of the English Petanque Association. Hindley D, 20th European Association of Sport Management (EASM) Conference, Sport Between Business and Civil Society, Aalborg, Denmark, 18-21 September 2012
Everybody like that is a loser: An examination of children's perceptions of Olympians and Paralympians. Hindley, D and Kontogianni, M, 3rd International Conference of Sport and Society, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, 23-25 July 2012See all of David Hindley's publications...
Dr Hindley is an experienced media commentator and has been interviewed by a variety of print and broadcast press, including the Guardian, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports, BBC East Midlands Today and a number of local radio stations.
He can offer comment on the social impact of sport; sport and social inclusion; sport policy; sports governance; and stakeholder involvement in sport (in particular fan involvement).