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Mr James Panter

Job: Research and CIES Module Officer

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Research group(s): International Centre for Sports History and Culture

Address: International Centre for Sports History and Culture, Clephan building, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 250 6486

E: JPanter@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/sportshistory

Social Media: twitter.com/ICSHC

 

Personal profile

James is the Research and CIES Module Officer for the International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC).  He is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the CIES International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport.  This prestigious international programme, which is delivered in partnership with SDA Bocconi Business School (Milan), University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) and Centre International d'Etude du Sport (Switzerland), has been named as the leading postgraduate sport management course in Europe by the Sport Business International global rankings in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

James produces a range of corporate communication documents for the ICSHC, including the annual Centre Research Report.  He brings to the Centre a wide knowledge of contemporary sport, previously working for Chubb Protective Services (Olympic Projects Department) in Sydney, Australia, during the Olympic Games in 2000.

An experienced and conscientious international academic programme manager with excellent organisational, alumni relations, strategic partnership and corporate communication skills, James has a track record of building strong and effective partnerships both nationally and internationally.

James works closely with the CIES International MA academic partners at the Centre International d'Etude du Sport (CIES) in Switzerland, SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy and Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland and provides management support for various international research projects and seminars.

He has significant academic conference and lecture planning expertise, with recent guest speakers including the Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell MP (Minister for the Olympics), Jonathan Edwards CBE, Baroness Sue Campbell CBE and Professor Denis Oswald (International Olympic Committee Executive Committee member and Chair of the London 2012 Co-ordination Commission).  Conference partners have included The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London, Humboldt University, Berlin, and the London School of Economics (LSE). In 2016 James was appointed as Scientific Secretary for the 20th European Committee for Sports History (CESH) International Congress which was held in the United Kingdom.

James has significant media liaison experience and was part of the academic team responsible for the major 30 episode series ‘Sport and the British’ which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

He has wide industry liaison experience, designing academic visits with organisations as diverse as London 2012, Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, All England Lawn Tennis Club, Bolton Wanderers FC, The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), Leicester Tigers RFC and Leicester City FC.

James was a member of the De Montfort University Leicester Special Olympics Steering Committee in 2009 and also academic co-ordinator for the 2011 national ‘Our Sporting Life’ Leicester exhibition which was delivered in partnership with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG), the British Olympic Foundation, Sports Heritage Network, ArtReach Ltd and Leicester City Council.

James is a keen supporter of Leicester City Football Club, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.

Research group affiliations

International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC)

Centre International d'Etude du Sport (CIES), Switzerland

Publications and outputs 

Routledge International Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the challenge of     major sports events (Assistant Editor) (2015)

ICSHC Annual Research Reports

Research interests/expertise

James is an experienced international academic programme manager with excellent organisational, alumni relations, strategic partnership and corporate communication skills. He has a track record of building strong and effective partnerships both nationally and internationally.

Areas of teaching

CIES International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport

Qualifications

  • Law (LL.B) University of Leicester 2001
  • Law (LL.M) University of Leicester 2002
  • Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) - Team Leader 2008

Honours and awards

James is the CIES International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport Module Co-ordinator at De Montfort University. This prestigious course has received numerous international awards:

2012 - No. 1 course in Europe - Sport Business International Awards

2013 - No. 1 course in Europe - Sport Business International Awards

2014 - No. 1 course in the World - Sport Business International Awards

2015 - No. 1 course in Europe + Professors' Choice Award - Sport Business Int.

Projects

2016

20th International Congress of the European Committee for Sports History

Scientific Secretary for this major three-day congress of the European Committee for Sports History (CESH) held in the United Kingdom.

2013

Academic Quality Collaborative Review: Produced De Montfort University course reports and documentation for highly successful Department of Academic Quality (DAQ) Collaborative Review of CIES International MA European academic partnership.

2012

BBC Radio 4 - 'Sport and the British'

Part of project management team for major thirty episode series on the history of British sport in conjunction with BBC Radio 4 – ‘Sport and the British.’ 

2011

'Our Sporting Life' Exhibition

Project managed academic contribution for high profile ‘Our Sporting Life’ public exhibition in conjunction with Leicester City Council, the Museums Libraries and Archive Council (MLA), British Olympic Foundation and the Sports Heritage Network.

2009

DMU Leicester Special Olympics Steering Committee

De Montfort University Steering Committee member for university contribution to the 2009 Leicester Special Olympics.

 

 

Conference attendance

James has co-ordinated numerous academic research seminars and conferences. These events are often in conjunction with international research partners. Examples include:

- 'Historians on Sport' 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,

- 'Boxing History and Culture: New Themes and Perspectives' 2010

- 'Managing Athletes: Cultures and Practices' 2007

- 'Sport in Japan: A Comparative Perspective' 2012

- 'Football and National Identity in the UK' 2013

- '50th Anniversary Seminar: Reflections on the Abolition of the Maximum Wage in Football (1961-2011) 2011

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