Sheridan has also worked at Wembley volunteering at numerous music and sporting events. In his professional career, Sheridan has run many of successful events in sports, music and entertainment...
Sheridan has also worked at Wembley volunteering at numerous music and sporting events. In his professional career, Sheridan has run many of successful events in sports, music and entertainment.
He was joint co-ordinator for the Leisure Studies Association international conference, and in 2012 he was the event co-ordinator for the 'Solent Shows Off’ Guildhall event, and also the Titanic100 event each held in Southampton. This event was finalist in the Times Higher awards.
His vast industry experience includes the following roles:
- Head of sector development, SkillsActive (London), March 2007 - September 2008.
- Operations director, Fitness Industry Association (London), June 2006 – February 2007.
- Senior consultant, PMP Legacy Consultancy (London), November 2005 - May 2006.
- Chief executive, Valley Leisure Ltd (Hampshire), June 1998 - November 2005.
- General manager, Brentwood Leisure Services (Essex), 1992 – May 1998.
Sheridan has lots of teaching experience at university level. Follow the link below for more details...
- Lecturer at Chichester University and Solent University for six years.
- Senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University for five years.
- Course leader for BA (Hons) Events Management for three years.
- Taught at Masters level, MSC Sport and Development for three years.
Sheridan is the University member of the Association of Events Management Educators (AEME), and is presenting papers on the use of a student event company...
Sheridan is the University member of the Association of Events Management Educators (AEME), and is presenting papers on the use of a student event company for the FBSE (now School of Business, Law and Communication) conference.
He is also a member of the ASET (the work based learning and placement learning association) Employability University group sharing best practice with other universities.
His research interests are around employability and sporting event legacies (the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup).
Sheridan has presented and published on the use of quality and financial management. He has also presented papers at numerous sports and leisure conferences...
Sheridan has presented and published on the use of quality and financial management. He has also presented papers at numerous sports and leisure conferences on ‘successful award winning management’ and more recently various papers on employability.
- Conference papers 2015 - HEEG (Higher Education Enterprise Group), and AEME conference regarding Solent Works events based employability initiative.
- ASET conference 2015 regarding peer leaders and work placements.
- Conference papers for both HEA (Higher Education Academy) conference (peer leaders) and the AEME event academic conference on mega events (July 2014).
- Invited guest lectures for contemporary issues in mega events.
- Overseen the start-up of a new event management company – named Solent Works. A student employability vehicle for work placements.
Sheridan has written many articles for sport and leisure magazine articles and published a chapter on a book titled 'Off the Beaten Track about - Innovation'.
Sheridan has been nominated and won several awards such as the winner of staff employability award (Titanic100 event) and more. For more information, follow the link below...
- 2014 – launched Solent Works – A student based event company.
- 2013 - winner of staff employability award (Titanic100 event).
- 2015 and 2013 – nominated for STAR –teacher recognition awards – employability support.
- 2013 – nominated for finalist for Times Higher award (Titanic100 event).
- 2013 – nominated for Coach of the Year Solent University (men’s rugby).
- 2013 - regular speaker at Solent staff conferences (employability/peer leaders).
Currently working on the set up of a student led events company called Solent Works. One of these activities includes sending students to work on the opening of the Rugby World Cup final September 2015.