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About David Horrocks

Prior to joining the University, Dave's career evolved from delivering a range of outdoor activity focused educational initiatives to teaching sport and leisure related courses in the FE sector. His main interests from an academic perspective include; sport sociology, sport marketing and contemporary issues, particularly those that relate to gender and ethnicity.

Within the wider community Dave is actively involved in a range of sporting activities both as a participant and as a volunteer.  In terms of the latter, he has worked extensively with COMAST the City of Manchester’s elite swim programme.



Dave teaches across all three years on both Foundation Degree and BA (Honours) Degree undergraduate programmes at the Warrington campus. His present teaching includes the following modules:

  • Introduction to Event Management (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Sport Development (Level 4)
  • Sport Management (Level 4)
  • Sport in Society (Level 4)
  • Event Planning, Management and Evaluation (Level 5)
  • Research Methods (Level 5)
  • Sport Interventions: Behaviour Change (Level 5)
  • Sport Marketing (Level 5)
  • Selling Sport (Level 6)
  • Sport Development Dissertation (Level 6)
  • Student Conference: Issues in Sport and Physical Activity (Level 6)




  • B.Ed. Physical Education with Geography & Environmental Studies (Sheffield City Polytechnic)
  • Pg. Dip. Outdoor Education (Moray house College of Education)
  • Pg. Cert. Leisure & Recreation (University of Manchester)
  • M.Ed. Educational Studies (University of Manchester)