Before moving into academia full time, Kevin worked within the leisure industry as a sports practitioner encompassing the voluntary and public sector...
Before moving into academia full time, Kevin worked within the leisure industry as a sports practitioner encompassing the voluntary and public sector. These roles consisted of developing sport across the city of Southampton as a sport development officer for 4 years. Having left the local authority, Kevin then went to work for Crime Concern (now Catch 22) to manage a football foundation project which involved sport for social change in a very diverse multi-ethnic community in Southampton. Kevin is still involved to date with contemporary projects and sits on many steering groups such as Active Southampton, Sport Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s coaching development network.
Kevin’s main research interests lie within the area of evidence, empowerment and action-orientated approaches with practitioners in the field...
Kevin’s main research interests lie within the area of evidence, empowerment and action-orientated approaches with practitioners in the field. This forms the current focus of his developing PhD work and aims to develop a suitable monitoring and evaluation framework with students and practitioners within the coaching innovation programme.
Additional research interests focus around the areas of student employability and volunteering, sport development, and sport management, as well as working with sport development programmes in the field on monitoring and evaluation. In particular, Kevin is working with Dr Iain Lindsey on the evaluation of the Health Kicks programme at Southampton Football Club.
Kevin's recent publications include academic journal articles. For more information, follow the link below...
Harris, K., 2012. 'Evaluating Sport Development Programs – Professionalisation and Praxis'. Research overview provided as part of the LSA Research Showcase. Leisure Studies Newsletter, 92 July 2012, pp. 48-49
Harris, K. and Mwaanga, O., 2011. 'Empowerment through Volunteering: Understanding the processes and experiences within a student community of practice'. In Aarti Ratna and Brett Lashua (eds), 'Community and Inclusion in Leisure Research and Sport Development'. LSA Publication 114, Brighton, Leisure Studies Association
Harris, K. and Mwaanga, O., 2010. 'Empowerment through Volunteering'. Leisure Studies Newsletter, July 2010
Harris, K. and Mwaanga, O., 2010. 'The Solent Community of Practice'. Engaging students through the broader legacies of the games. HLST LINK 26 Newsletter, November 2010.
Kevin's awards include a BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Sport Development and MA with distinction in sport and culture. Follow the link below for more information...
- BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Sport Development.
- MA with distinction in sport and culture.
- Postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching (higher education) (PGCLT HE).
- Postgraduate certificate in blended learning (PGBL).
- Postgraduate certificate in research methods.
Kevin is currently working on his PhD at Southampton Solent University.