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Kola  Adeosun

Kola Adeosun

Associate Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Room no. RM212

Biography

Kola comes from a strong academic background, having completed his first degree in sport science and undertaking a master's programme in international sport and development from Solent University.

Having worked as a research assistant at Solent on various projects such as the Kicking Aids Out Jamaica research, where he led the research team to (re)design an effective sporting focused framework for KAO Jamaica's programme, Kola most recently has been appointed as the lead researcher in the joint venture project between Solent University, Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight and Create Development to measure the impact of the Family FUNS programme developed by Create Development.

Furthermore, he was recently selected amongst a handful of researchers and practitioners to attend the sport event management short course programme at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, to gain further theoretical and practical understanding into the planning and organisation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Kola is a research development officer at EduMove, Southampton. He was also a duty manager at Active Nation, Southampton and a sport development officer at Challenger Sports, USA.
  2. Teaching experience

    Follow the link below to see of list of subjects that Kola has teaching experience in...
    • Sport sociology.
    • Sport and society.
    • Coaching and volunteering.
    • Introduction to research and study skills.
    • Social theories and issues in sport and development (masters).
    • Development theory and practice (masters).
    • Monitoring and evaluation for sport for development and peace (masters).
  3. Research interests

    Kola's main research interest areas are investigating social change through sport and whether sport can adequately contribute to global problems...
    My main research interest areas are investigating social change through sport and whether sport can adequately contribute to global problems. Professionally I have been involved with numerous social change projects, mainly EduMove a social enterprise that uses movement based games to increase education and learning of children, whilst reducing obesity at the same time.
  4. Recent publications

    Kola's most recent publication is titled 'The Critical Participatory Paradigm & Its Implications'. Follow the link below for the full citation...
    Mwaanga, O.,K., Adeosun, (2016). 'The Critical Participatory Paradigm & Its Implications', Book - Sports Ethics in the 21st Century.
  5. Awards

    Kola's awards: '13 - '15: MA in sport and development, Southampton Solent University. Sep '14: Postgraduate Certificate in international sport management, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo. '08 - '11: BSc in applied sport science, Southampton Solent University.
  6. Work in progress

    Kola's work in progress is titled 'Examining the Efficacy of the Kicking Aids Out Programme in Jamaica'. Follow the link below for the full citation...
    Mwaanga, O.,K., Adeosun, (2016). 'Examining the Efficacy of the Kicking Aids Out Programme in Jamaica', International Review for the Sociology of Sport (submitted).