Simon Robinson

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management

Simon Robinson

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management. I specialise in Football Studies.

Before coming into lecturing, I worked as a Football Development Officer, Director of Sport and Recreation, Regional Training Unit Coordinator and as a Football Coach.

I enjoy playing and watching football and am a keen supporter of Barnsley Football Club. I also like to play golf, go skiing and I have ran the London Marathon raising money for Diabetes UK.

Throughout my employment in the sports industry I proved not only to myself but also to others that I am capable of making the best of resources.


  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, PGC (2007)
  • Sport Management, MA (2004)
  • Sport, Recreation and Tourism, BA (Honours) (1998)
  • Leisure Studies, BTEC (1994)
  • Recreation and Leisure- Part Two, City and Guilds (1992)
  • Recreation and Leisure- Part One, City and Guilds (1991)

Vocational Qualifications

  • YST Tops Sport Football Tutor Trainer, October 2001
  • Diploma in Sports Psychology, July 2001
  • FA Coaching Certificate , August 2000
  • Hanson Leadership Award , June 1994
  • Basketball Preliminary Award , February 1994
  • Community Sports Leaders Award, February 1992
  • FA Preliminary Football Award , May 1992

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Football Association Coaches Association
  • Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management


School of Sport Science and Physical Activity
Faculty of Education, English and Sport
Bedford campus
Polhill Avenue
MK41 9EA