Lindsay Findlay-King

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Research interests

Lindsay’s doctoral research focused on a qualitative, life history based, exploration of sport participation, experience, and identity in the transition into mid-life. However her greatest research interest lies in sport volunteering. She has been involved extensively in sport volunteering experience, recruitment and retention studies, from uniformed youth organisations to sports club settings. Her current research interests focus on the asset transfer of local authority sport (and library) facilities to voluntary community groups, including the successful management and sustainability of these enterprises. This has included case studies across the UK and a current study of the transfer of five sports centres in one UK local authority and the lessons learnt for local authority and voluntary groups. This work is disseminated through academic publications, research conferences, the UK SVRN and on a hub created with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (see



Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Sports Studies

    1 Jul 2008 - 31 Dec 2099
  • PGCE, Education

    30 Jun 1997 - 31 Dec 2099
  • MA (Hons), Leisure Management

    30 Jun 1996 - 31 Dec 2099

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow (FHEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA)

    1 Nov 2001 -