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BSc (Hons) Sports Science – Swansea University
MPhil Sports Science – Swansea University
Exec MBA – Swansea University
PGCHE – University of Gloucestershire
PhD Sports Development – University of Gloucestershire


Hannah is currently Head of Commercialisation across the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education and Course Leader for the MA Leadership in Sport. Her role involves supporting staff to develop commercial opportunities across the faculty, in addition to managing and supporting the University’s Community Care academic subject area. Hannah is also a Board Director of Golf Union Wales, and is Chair for Golf Development Wales.


Prior to her current role, Hannah was Senior Lecturer in Sports Leadership & Development and Course Leader for the MA Leadership in Sport and BA Sports Leadership & Development degrees as well as having a key responsibility for coordinating all employability opportunities for sport students through voluntary roles, work-based learning placements and internships. Hannah worked for 7 years in the Sport Development sector, in roles that have included Performance Systems Manager for Hockey Wales; School Sport Manager; PE and School Sport (PESS) Coordinator and Dragon Sport Coordinator for Caerphilly County Borough Council. Her PhD was a commissioned UK-wide evaluation of the impact of Sports Leaders UK awards on the leaders’ personal development and community sport outcomes.


Mawson, H. & Parker, A. (2013). ‘The next generation: Young people as sports volunteers,’ In: A. Parker & D. Vinson (eds) Youth sport, physical activity and play: Policy, intervention and participation. Routledge
Mawson, H., Crone, D., Parker, A., Deane, J. & James, D. (2011). ‘Sports leadership and its role in the development of community sport’, in H. Schulz, P.R. Wright, & T. Hauser (eds.) Exercise, Sport and Health. Chemnitz: University of Chemnitz. p. 116-123.
Mawson, H., Crone, D., Parker, A., Deane, J. & James, D. (2011). ‘Sports Leaders UK: Contributing to the Big Society?’ A paper presented to the Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Annual Conference, Southampton Solent University, 5th -7th July 2011.
Where are the future sports volunteers? A Case study of Sports Leaders UK. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, July 2010

Sports Leaders UK: Leaders’ Perceptions of Sports Leadership Awards. BUCS Conference, Keele University, July 2010


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



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