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.