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Kola Adeosun

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Kola Adeosun


Kola is a Senior Lecturer 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 fields of education, sociology, sport, and social sciences, including educational philosophy, development theories, sociological perspectives, sociology of football, 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 at Solent University.

Concurrently, Kola regularly presents his research at national and international conferences. His PhD examined how Freirean pedagogy, an educational philosophy can be applied, understood and put into practice within the context of development programmes. On top of this, Kola conducts research in several areas relevant to social science, including development studies, education, migration, race and racism and sport.

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

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) 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...

BSc (Hons) Football Studies

Follow your football dreams with this industry-leading degree. Working with our Southampton FC partners, gain the skills to join our graduates working for Premier League clubs, FIFA and the FA.

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

Get ready to take athletes to the next level with our CIMSPA-endorsed degree. You’ll be working in professional facilities and alongside national sports clubs to gain top-class knowledge and skills.

BSc (Hons) Sport Management

Develop your passion for sport, and progress to a successful career leading and managing sporting events and organisations on this CIMPSA accredited course.

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...