Staff profile

Dr James Bostock

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement




Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management with over 18 years of experience teaching within further and higher education. I mainly teach on applied modules that look at how business principles, such as finance and strategic management, can be applied to sport.

I have a specific international focus for the team, looking at how we can develop international collaborative partnerships with European and International institituitons. For example, helping create Erasmus partnerships and validating international partnership programmes of study.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach a module on Applied Sport Business Management, which helps students to understand the principles of financial management in sport organisations.

I also lead on Strategic Management in Sport, which helps students analyse the performance of sport businesses so they can put plans in place to improve.

Research interests

I am interested in looking at how National Governing Bodies of Sport (Olympic) manage performance so they can engage with funding agencies, and how they respond to policy changes.

I also conducted research into Event Management research methods.

I have teaching responsibilities for the following modules:

Membership of professional bodies

European Association of Sport Management


BA (Hons) in Leisure Studies and Sports Studies - De Montfort University

PGCert in Adult Education - Nottingham Trent University 

PGDip - Research Methods in Business - Sheffield Hallam UNiversity

MA Sport Management - London Metropolitan University

PhD - Strategic Management in Sport Organisations - Sheffield Hallam University

Recent conferences

Bostock, J. (2018) Building Organisational Resilience in National Governing Bodies of Sport. European Association of Sport Management 26th Annual Conference – Malmo

Van Herpen, N. Antonius, A; Bostock, J. & Laitila, O. (2017) An Examination of the Sport Events In The Hague Between 2014 And 2016: What Factors Determine Economic Impact? European Association of Sport Management 25th Annual Conference – Bern

Bostock, J. (2016) Relighting the flame - Can you achieve Olympic success when funding is withdrawn? European Association of Sport Management 24th Annual Conference – Warsaw.

Bostock, J. (2015) Funding in a Straitjacket: A present challenge for National Governing Bodies of Sport. PSA Sport and Politics Group 9th Annual Conference – Durham.

Recent publications

For my most recent research, take a look at my Google Scholar profile.