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David Webber

Dr David Webber BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FHEA

Course Leader

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6209 ext. 6209 Room no. RM207


Dr David Webber is a senior lecturer on the Football Performance and Participation programme, a member of the Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research, and the course leader for the MA in Football, Development and Business Management.

David joined Solent in October 2017 having spent ten years in the Politics and International Studies department at the University of Warwick, from where he was awarded his PhD in 2012. Alongside his PhD, David also holds a First Class honours degree in Business from the University of Wales, and two master's degrees – both conferred with Distinction – from the University of Birmingham in the disciplines of International Political Economy (IPE) and Political Science respectively.

David’s research continues his original interest in British politics and IPE but develops it to examine the political, economic and cultural changes that English football has undergone over the past 30 years. With one monograph already under his belt, Global Statesman (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), David is, alongside a number of other articles relating to the cultural political economy of football, currently writing his next book, Modern Football: The Great Transformation of the English Game with Manchester University Press. A member of the Political Studies Association Sport and Politics group and sub-editor of the Football Collective, David has also worked with a number of organisations including Liverpool Football Club, the Football Supporters Federation and the Spirit of Shankly. He has made a number of local, national and international media appearances to discuss issues relating to the governance and political economy of football.

David is married to Hannah, and they have two children, Daniel and Evie.

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