Staff Profile

  • James Mason was appointed as Lecturer in Sport Development at the University of Northampton in April 2019. James has an BA (Hons) degree in Sport Studies and Business and an MA in Sport Development. James is currently undertaking his PhD which is critically examining the emergence of social enterprise within the field of sport for development. James is a Fellow of the Higher Education Award (FHEA).


    • PhD (ongoing; A critical analysis of the social enterprise in the field of sport for development (SFD)
    • Fellowship of Higher Education Award (FHEA)
    • MA in Sport Development
    • BA in Sport Studies and Business
  • Module Leader

    • SPO1038 – The Social Context of Sport and Exercise
    • SPO2044 – Sport, Society and Social Equality
    • SPO3024 – Contemporary Issues in Sport Development
  • James’ main research interests lie within the area of sport and social entrepreneurship. James is passionate about advancing the critical sociology of sport and to apply its tenets to the field of sport for development.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view James Mason’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

    • Industry Report – CIMSPA 
      Labour Market Intelligence survey, 2017-2018. Evaluation Report. February 2019
    • Industry Report – Local Area Coordination 
      What works for whom and why in relation to Local Area Coordination on the Isle of Wight: A realist evaluation. Evaluation Report. June 2018