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Professor Simon Gardiner

Professor Simon Gardiner
Contact Details
Professor Simon Gardiner


Leeds Law School

0113 81 26414 S.Gardiner@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Simon Gardiner

Simon is a professor in international sports law with an academic background researching and publishing in areas including corruption, regulation and governance in sport. In partnership with Leeds Business School, he is currently researching both governance and leadership in sport and how best to enhance integrity in sport.

Simon teaches undergraduates and postgraduates from both the Law School and the Business School about sports law, business and regulation. He supervises a number of PhD students.

Current Teaching

  • LPC:
    • Research Methods
  • MA Sports Business:
    • Legal Regulation of Sports Business
  • MA Sport, Law and Society:
    • Diversity and Discrimination

Research Interests

One area Simon is currently researching, in conjunction with Leeds Business School, is governance and leadership in sport. He is looking at how governance in sports organisations can be promoted and improved so as to become more democratic and transparent and engage more effectively with issues such as bribery and match fixing.

His second area of current research centres around the meaning of the word ‘integrity’ in sport – a word used widely and superficially. He is looking at the problems caused by doping and financial corruption and possible solutions that could help regain integrity in sport.

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