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Liam  Higgins

Liam Higgins

Senior Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 3984 ext. 3984 Room no. SMY04

Biography

Liam is a graduate from Loughborough and Southampton universities, and he has been an active teacher of recreation and events management at professional and undergraduate levels for over twenty five years. In addition, Liam is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as well as a founding member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME).

Liam was born in London but has lived in the Southampton area for over twenty years. He has been married for over twenty five years and has two grown up children. 

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Further information

  1. Industry experience

    As well as his academic experience, Liam has professional recreation events management experience as a manager of various sports centres and leisure centres...

    As well as his academic experience, Liam has professional recreation events management experience as a manager of various sports centres and leisure centres, including the well-known York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. In September 2006, Liam became a fellow of the ISRM (now called CIMSPA) which exists to lead, develop and promote professionalism in the management of sport and physical activity. Fellowship is the highest grade of individual membership and recognises a committed professional who has earned the right to the title through their contribution to the institute, its objectives, and to sport and recreation.

    Liam has also volunteered at events such as the Millennium Youth Games in 2000, Eastleigh Rugby Club charity 15’s events 2001 – 2004, and the Sport Relief Mile, Southampton in 2008. Finally, in the Olympic year of 2012, Liam successfully applied to work at the Games as part of the security workforce for G4S. However, Liam has experience of managing non-sporting events too. For example, in 2011 Liam was the event coordinator for the Leisure Studies Association international conference, and in 2012 he was the event coordinator for the ‘Solent Shows Off’ Guildhall event, both being held in Southampton.

  2. Research interests

    Liam is a founding member of the Association of Events Management Educators, and has presented a paper on the use of live special events...
    Liam is a founding member of the Association of Events Management Educators, and has presented a paper on the use of live special events for assessment to its 2006 conference at Bournemouth University. Liam has presented and published on the use of non-written assessment including the use of live special events. He presented some of the research findings on an audit of diverse assessment in 2006 at the City University, London, and published a paper on this research in ‘The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’ Journal in 2007. In 2011, Liam presented a paper on the analysis of a Sports and Physical Activity Partnership to the Leisure Studies Association’s international conference.
  3. Recent publications

    Follow the link below to see some of Liam's recent publications including collaborations and academic journal articles...

    Anderson, J. and Higgins, L., (2009) 'Challenges and culture change: lessons learnt after three years of TLC'FDTL5 Final Conference. Nottingham.

    Jackson, C., Palmer, A., Anderson, A., Higgins, L., and Bibbings, L., (2008). 'Motivating learning through innovative assessment'. Link 20. The Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network. York: Higher Education Academy

    Anderson, J., Bibbings, L., Higgins, L., and Jackson, C., (2007). 'Diverse approaches to assessment: an audit of current practice'. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, City University, London.

    Jackson, C., Palmer, A., Anderson, J., Higgins, L and Bibbings L., (2007) ‘Motivating learning through innovative assessment.’ LINK Newsletter. Hospitality, Sport, Leisure & Tourism 12.12.2007. P. 26-28.