TEACHING STAFF

 
Professor Tony Collins   Professor Tony Collins is Senior Research Fellow and Module Leader at ISH.  Tony will be teaching the following modules:  - The Sports Industry & Entrepreneurship  - Sports Governance, Law, Ethics & Research Methods (shared with Dr J Simon Rofe)  - Sport & Globalisation  Tony is also emeritus professor of history at De Montfort University. He is the author of a number of books and articles on the history of sport, including 'How Football Began' (2018), ’The Oval World: A Global History of Rugby’ (2015) and ’Sport in Capitalist Society’ (2013). He has won the Lord Aberdare Prize for Sports History Book of the Year four times, and has worked as a historical consultant on numerous TV and radio shows, including BBC Radio 4’s thirty-part ’Sport and the British’ in 2012.

Professor Tony Collins

Professor Tony Collins is Senior Research Fellow and Module Leader at ISH.

Tony will be teaching the following modules:

- The Sports Industry & Entrepreneurship

- Sports Governance, Law, Ethics & Research Methods (shared with Dr J Simon Rofe)

- Sport & Globalisation

Tony is also emeritus professor of history at De Montfort University. He is the author of a number of books and articles on the history of sport, including 'How Football Began' (2018), ’The Oval World: A Global History of Rugby’ (2015) and ’Sport in Capitalist Society’ (2013). He has won the Lord Aberdare Prize for Sports History Book of the Year four times, and has worked as a historical consultant on numerous TV and radio shows, including BBC Radio 4’s thirty-part ’Sport and the British’ in 2012.

 
Dr J. Simon Rofe   Dr J Simon Rofe is Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Programme Director at ISH.  Simon will be teaching the following modules:  - Sports Governance, Law, Ethics & Research Methods (shared with Professor Tony Collins)  - The Sporting Event  - Sport, Society & Equality  Simon is Reader in Diplomatic Studies at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS University of London, SOAS’s Head of Digital Learning and Programme Director for the MA Global Diplomacy. Simon co-founded the field of Sports Diplomacy, building out from his international research profile in diplomacy, history and international relations with an emphasis on the twin realms of Sport and Diplomacy. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, a selection of recent publications includes: 'The Untold Story of FIFA’s Diplomacy and the 1966 World Cup: North Korea, Africa and Sir Stanley Rous'. w/ Professor Alan Tomlinson, The International History Review, 2019 DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2019.1593218; Sport and Diplomacy: Games within Games (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018): 'Sport and Diplomacy: A Global Diplomacy Framework.' Diplomacy and Statecraft, 27 (2). pp. 212-230. 2016; and 'It is a squad game: Manchester United as a diplomatic non-state actor in international affairs.' Sport in Society, 17 (9). pp. 1136-1154. 2014.   Simon has developed first MA module globally to address ‘Sport and Diplomacy: More than a Game’, following a role in the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) in 2012. Simon founded the Sport, Diplomacy, and Governance Hub, which provides for multi-directional knowledge exchange, and has established the Global Sports Conversations podcast series. He has advised a number of foregin governments, international sporting federations, national governing bodies, and other stakeholders.

Dr J. Simon Rofe

Dr J Simon Rofe is Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Programme Director at ISH.

Simon will be teaching the following modules:

- Sports Governance, Law, Ethics & Research Methods (shared with Professor Tony Collins)

- The Sporting Event

- Sport, Society & Equality

Simon is Reader in Diplomatic Studies at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS University of London, SOAS’s Head of Digital Learning and Programme Director for the MA Global Diplomacy. Simon co-founded the field of Sports Diplomacy, building out from his international research profile in diplomacy, history and international relations with an emphasis on the twin realms of Sport and Diplomacy. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, a selection of recent publications includes: 'The Untold Story of FIFA’s Diplomacy and the 1966 World Cup: North Korea, Africa and Sir Stanley Rous'. w/ Professor Alan Tomlinson, The International History Review, 2019 DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2019.1593218; Sport and Diplomacy: Games within Games (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018): 'Sport and Diplomacy: A Global Diplomacy Framework.' Diplomacy and Statecraft, 27 (2). pp. 212-230. 2016; and 'It is a squad game: Manchester United as a diplomatic non-state actor in international affairs.' Sport in Society, 17 (9). pp. 1136-1154. 2014.

Simon has developed first MA module globally to address ‘Sport and Diplomacy: More than a Game’, following a role in the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) in 2012. Simon founded the Sport, Diplomacy, and Governance Hub, which provides for multi-directional knowledge exchange, and has established the Global Sports Conversations podcast series. He has advised a number of foregin governments, international sporting federations, national governing bodies, and other stakeholders.

 

MEET THE TEAM

 
Andrew White    built WSM Communications into one of Europe’s most successful sports marketing agencies (acquired by Bill Gates and his Entertainment Group, Corbis in 2014). Since completing his two years with Bill, Andrew launched 5Oceans Partnership: a global Commercial consultancy focused on sport. Andrew is Chairman of the world’s first Sports Incubator (LeAD) set up by the family of Adi Dassler. Andrew is Co-Founder of ISH.

Andrew White

built WSM Communications into one of Europe’s most successful sports marketing agencies (acquired by Bill Gates and his Entertainment Group, Corbis in 2014). Since completing his two years with Bill, Andrew launched 5Oceans Partnership: a global Commercial consultancy focused on sport. Andrew is Chairman of the world’s first Sports Incubator (LeAD) set up by the family of Adi Dassler. Andrew is Co-Founder of ISH.

 
Ed Smith    is National Selector for England cricket. Previously, he was an author (including  What Sport Tells Us About Life ), academic and journalist (New Statesman, BBC and Sunday Times). As a professional cricketer, he played for Kent, England and was club captain of Middlesex when they won their first major title for 15 years. Ed is Co-Founder of ISH.

Ed Smith

is National Selector for England cricket. Previously, he was an author (including What Sport Tells Us About Life), academic and journalist (New Statesman, BBC and Sunday Times). As a professional cricketer, he played for Kent, England and was club captain of Middlesex when they won their first major title for 15 years. Ed is Co-Founder of ISH.

 
 
 
Tom Rann   has over 10 years’ experience in the sports industry specialising in brand strategy, sponsorship, marketing, and event management. Tom has worked with a variety of international organisations and a portfolio of global properties and rights holders. In 2019, Tom joined as Institute Co-Ordinator of ISH.

Tom Rann

has over 10 years’ experience in the sports industry specialising in brand strategy, sponsorship, marketing, and event management. Tom has worked with a variety of international organisations and a portfolio of global properties and rights holders. In 2019, Tom joined as Institute Co-Ordinator of ISH.

 
Sir Anthony Seldon   is a writer, political historian and world renowned educationalist. Sir Anthony is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, ISH’s university partner.

Sir Anthony Seldon

is a writer, political historian and world renowned educationalist. Sir Anthony is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, ISH’s university partner.