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Simon specialises in the economic and financial aspects of the sport and leisure industries, with a particular focus on the impact of major sporting events. He leads the Sports Industry Research Centre (SIRC) team at the University and is also a qualified management accountant.


  • Sport economics
  • The financial performance and position of sports organisations
  • Sports participation
  • The impact of major sport and cultural events
  • Elite sport policy and performance
  • Performance management in sport
  • Volunteering in sport
  • Monitoring and evaluation of interventions designed to increase participation in sport

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Simon Shibli
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