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Kola Adeosun

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sport and Health

Kola Adeosun


Kola is a Senior Lecturer and the Social Science Chair of Ethics in the Department of Sport and Health. 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

An exciting subject, sociology challenges the world in which we live, including politics, media and social inequality. Get practical experience to work in public and private sectors.

BSc (Hons) Football Studies

The course is designed and tailored for those individuals passionate about football, enthusiastic to learn from the game in order to reach their aspirations to work within it....

BA (Hons) Physical Education

Inspire the next generation and get practical experience teaching through our School Sports Partnership to deliver physical education on this CIMPSA endorsed degree.

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...