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Kola  Adeosun

Kola Adeosun FHEA

Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Room no. RM239

Biography

Kola is a lecturer in sport education and development. He comes from a strong academic and practitioner background, having completed his first degree in sport science and his master's in sport and development. He is undertaking his PhD in Educational Philosophy and Sport Development from Solent University.

His PhD examines specifically how Freirean pedagogy - an educational philosophy - can be applied, understood and put into practice within the context of sport-for-development programmes.

Kola has taught a number of topics in the field of sport and social science including, sport and society, sport management, sport coaching, sport development and research methods in sport.

Alongside his academic career, Kola has worked in sport in Africa, the UK and the USA, as a coach, development officer and consultant.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Kola has had vast experience in the sport industry, from being a community coach to working in sport development across the UK and USA in various roles including a football development officer and sport project officer.
  2. Teaching experience

    Kola teaches across several topics, including sport and social issues, coaching and volunteering in sport development, research methods, sociology of sport, theory and practices in sport development and contemporary issues in sport.
  3. Research interests

    Kola’s main interests lie in the intersection of sport with society, and diversity and mobilisation of sport as a tool for positive and/or negative social change. He researches into, specifically, sport for development; race and racism in sport; and sport, the environment and mega-events.
  4. Recent publications

    Kola's recent publications include peer-reviewed academic articles and book chapters, as well as presentations at international conferences. Follow the link below for a full list.

    Peer-reviewed journals

    Mwaanga, O., K., Adeosun, 2019, Reconceptualising Sport for Development and Peace (SDP), from a Critical Reconsideration of Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela’s View of Sport, Sport in Society: Culture, Commerce, Media, Politics (Submitted)

    Mwaanga, O., K., Adeosun, 2017, Examining the Efficacy of the Kicking Aids Out Programme in Jamaica, Journal of Sport-for-Development

    Book chapters

    Mwaanga, O., K., Adeosun, 2016, The Critical Participatory Paradigm and its Implications in Ethics an Governance in Sport Edited by Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook and Jim Parry

    International conferences

    Adeosun, K, 2019, Investigating the Application of Freirean Principles in Sport-for-Development and Peace Programmes: A Case Study of the Caribbean Sport Development Agency, World Congress of Sociology of Sport in the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

    Mwaanga, O., K., Adeosun, 2017, Reconceptualising Sport for Development and Peace (SDP), from a Critical Reconsideration of Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela’s View of Sport, World Congress of Sociology of Sport in the National Taiwan Sport University, Taiwan

    L., Binney, K., Harris, K., Adeosun, 2017, The Family FUNS Programme, Research and Innovation Conference in Solent University, United Kingdom

    Mwaanga, O., K., Adeosun, 2016, Examining the Efficacy of the Kicking Aids Out Programme in Jamaica, 2nd Biennial Conference, Sport Studies and Higher Education in the University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

    Mwaanga, O., K., Adeosun, 2016, Examining the Efficacy of the Kicking Aids Out Programme in Jamaica, Caribbean Regional Sport and Development Conference in University of West Indies, Jamaica

  5. Work in progress

    Kola is currently working on numerous projects. As well as his PhD on Educational Philosophy and Sport Development Education, he is working on three articles about educational deficits of covert racism in sport, Japan and sport mega-events, and the conceptualisation of development in sport for development.
  6. Awards

    Kola has been awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.