Doctoral Researcher secures lecturer position within the Institute for Sport Business here at Loughborough University London.

Dr Daniel Read graduated from Loughborough University London, following completion of his PhD within the Institute for Sport Business. Since graduating, Daniel has been offered a lecturer position within the Institute.

Prior to begining his studies at Loughborough University London, Daniel obtained his BSc in Sports Science and Physiology from the University of Leeds in 2014, and received his MRes in Sport Psychology from York St John University in 2015.

Daniel’s research within the Institute for Sport Business focused on the challenges of implementing and regulating anti-doping policy in professional sport. One of his research questions centred on the idea that ‘systematic doping is continually seen in sport, despite 18 years having passed since the creation of the World Anti-Doping Code’, and explored the reasons behind this. Dan's research focusses on the management of anti-doping at the intersection of sports politicisation, commercialisation and regulation.

During his PhD, Daniel's supervisors were Professor James Skinner (Director of the Institute for Sport Business), Daniel Lock (Bournemouth University), and Professor Barrie Houlihan (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at the Loughborough campus).

Speaking of his achievements, Daniel said:

“It's great to have the opportunity to continue my time with Loughborough University London as a lecturer. Completing my PhD in the Institute for Sport Business provided some amazing personal and professional experiences and I'm excited to continue developing as a researcher in London.”

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.