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Dr Laura Hills
Divisional Lead / Reader in SHES

Heinz Wolff 219


Laura is the Associate Dean (Equality and Diversity) for the College of Health and Life Sciences. Her teaching is located within Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences.


Administrative Acrtivities

  • Associate Dean (Equality and Diversity)
  • Lead for the International Exchange Programme for Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Development) Programme Leader


  • Equality and Diversity, University Strategy Group
  • College Management Board
  • College Education Committee

Newest selected publications

Owusu-Sekyere, F., Rhind, DJ. and Hills, L. (2021) 'Safeguarding culture: towards a new approach to preventing child maltreatment in sport'. Sport Management Review, 0 (in press). pp. 300 - 322. ISSN: 1441-3523 Open Access Link

Journal article

Hills, LA., Maitland, A., Croston, A. and Horne, S. (2020) '‘It’s not like she’s from another planet’: Undoing gender/redoing policy in mixed football'. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 56 (5). pp. 658 - 676. ISSN: 1012-6902 Open Access Link

Journal article

Croston, A. and Hills, L. (2017) 'The challenges of widening ‘legitimate’ understandings of ability within physical education'. Sport, Education and Society, 22 (5). pp. 618 - 634. ISSN: 1470-1243 Open Access Link

Journal article

Rhind, DJA., Kay, T., Hills, L. and Owusu-Sekyere, F. (2017) 'Building a system to safeguard children in sport: The 8 CHILDREN pillars'. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 41 (2). pp. 151 - 171. ISSN: 0193-7235 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bradford, S., Hills, L. and Johnston, C. (2016) 'Unintended volunteers: the volunteering pathways of working class young people in community sport'. International Journal of Sport Policy, 8 (2). pp. 231 - 244. ISSN: 1940-6940 Open Access Link

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