Marc Keech PhD

Marc Keech PhD
Country of Origin

The United Kingdom

By Appointment

Marc Keech is Principal Lecturer at the School of Sport and Service Management, specialising in Sport Policy and Sport Management, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Marc has been awarded a PhD, which examined the contribution of sport to the end of apartheid in South Africa (Staffordshire University), a BA (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Studies (Staffordshire University), and a PGCE (Further and Higher Education - Manchester Metropolitan University). Alongside academic publications, Marc has acted as a consultant and researcher for a range of organisations. Marc developed the placement programme for the BSc (Hons) Sports Business Management, which received national recognition for its development of skills and knowledge for people working in the sport. Marc is currently responsible for developing external partnerships with industry across all areas of sport and is a member of the national Higher Education (HE) working group of CIMPSA, (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity), for HE courses and Higher Apprenticeships. In 2018-19 Marc is the HE representative on the CIMSPA Professional Development Board.

  • Keech, M., 17 Sep 2018, Sport in the African World. Nauright, J. & Amara, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 74-93.
  • Keech, M., 25 Jan 2018, Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures. Burdsey, D., Carter, T. & Doidge, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 136-148 13 p.
  • Stewart, J. & Keech, M., 9 Feb 2017, The Rugby World in the Professional Era. Nauright, J. & Collins, T. (eds.). UK: Routledge, p. 93-107 15 p. (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society).
  • Nauright, J. & Keech, M., 4 Dec 2017, Sport Business in Leading Economies. Zhang, J., Huang, H. & Nauright, J. (eds.). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Ltd, p. 427-459 33 p.
  • Keech, M. & Buckley, J., 1 Jan 2016, Current issues in contemporary sport development. Biscomb, K., Medcalf, R. & Griggs, G. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 104-118 15 p.
  • Keech, M., 18 Nov 2015, Becoming a sports coach. Wallis, J. & Lambert, J. (eds.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge, p. 51-66 16 p.
Expertise / Subjects
Sports Policy, International Relations, Professional Sports, Globalisation.