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Kola Adeosun

Kola Adeosun

Senior Lecturer


Kola is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Education and Development and the Social Science Chair of Ethics in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences. Accredited as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Kola has taught a number of topics in the field of sport, social science and physical education including, Development Theories, Sociology, sport and society, sport management, sport coaching, research methods, and social movements.

Kola is currently the Level 6 leader for the sport coaching and sport development degree, and he also sits on a number of committees here at Solent University. 

Concurrently, Kola regularly, presents his research at national and international conferences. His PhD is looking at examining specifically how Freirean pedagogy, an educational philosophy can be applied, understood and put into practice within the context of sport-for-development programmes. On top of this, Kola conducts research in several areas relevant to social science and sport. Including, race and racism, development studies and mega-events.

Alongside his academic career, Kola has worked in sport in Africa, the UK, the Caribbean, Asia, and the USA, working as a coach, researcher, development officer and consultant. Kola was amongst a select few chosen to help consult on Japan’s legacy programme from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Further information

Kola has had vast experience in the industry, from being a community coach, to working in sport development across the UK and USA, as well as in development, more broadly in Nigeria and other regions of Africa.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Physical Education

This physical education degree has been specifically developed to help prepare you for a career in teaching. You will gain first-hand experience of teaching physical education...

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching has been designed to develop coaching skills and offer progressive coaching opportunities as your ability, knowledge and confidence develops...

BSc (Hons) Sport Management

This innovative course will enable you to develop the skills required to successfully manage and lead a variety of sports, events, organisations and people...

MA Sport Management

Looking to further your career in the sport management industry? This masters in sport management will give you the advanced knowledge and skills required for a successful...

BSc (Hons) Football Studies

If you are passionate about football, Solent University’s industry-leading football studies degree can provide you with the skills that you will need to thrive in...

BA (Hons) Sociology

Sociology – or the study of human society – asks difficult questions about the everyday. As a sociology student here at Solent, you’ll develop an understanding of your own...