Mr. Spencer Harris, ABD

Spencer Harris is from Cambridge, England. He has a B.A. in Sport and Recreation Management from the University of Sheffield, a B.A. in Education from the University of Hertfordshire and an M.A. in Sports Development from the University of Gloucestershire. He is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation on the way in which national and local politics influence the design and delivery of community sport. His publications and conference presentations also focus on the theme of politics and sport, exploring the impact of government intervention in English sport as well as tracking the changing nature of the state’s involvement in sport.

Between 2007 and 2011, Spencer worked as a senior lecturer in Sports Studies at the University of Hertfordshire, where he taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, from the structure of PE and sport to advanced sports development and supervised undergraduate and graduate theses.

Prior to teaching, Spencer worked in P.E. and sports administration for over 16 years, culminating in a senior management position with the English Sports Council (Sport England). He also took a year off to volunteer with NGO Right To Play in Uganda, where he worked with southern Sudanese P.E. teachers and community leaders to help develop the P.E. curriculum and community sports program.

Spencer is a qualified soccer and tennis coach and enjoys playing most sports (although he struggles with golf). He also loves mountaineering, camping, and spending time with family and friends.