Implicit Leadership theories - A phenomenographic study within a sporting context.
Jacky studied Sport Business and Innovation MSc and she is now studying for her PhD within the Institute for Sport Business.
PhD research description
Jacky's PhD focuses on Implicit Leadership theories, and aims to establish to what extent lay-theories are idiosyncratic, and whether there is a possibility of grouping such theories into meaningful categories. The purpose of Jacky's research is to introduce a new approach to understanding leadership in a sporting context and enhance leadership as well as followership training in the future. This is a new approach since ILTs have not been researched in a sporting context until now.
Awards, grants or scholarships received
Jacky received one of 5 PhD studentships to study a PhD with the Institute for Sport Business, which began in September 2016.
Papers, publications and articles
- Leadership perception in Premier League teams: finding the "right man" for the job (The Inside Track, Global Sports Jobs)
Interests and activities
Jacky has always been interested in sport management. During her Master's programme, Jacky became increasingly attracted to the study of leadership and the application of leadership practices and principles to a sporting context. Jacky also enjoys the social construction element to leadership.