Martin Polley is the Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC), and a Professor in the Department of History. He joined ICSHC in 2014 after teaching sport and history at the University of Winchester and the University of Southampton. He is a social historian with special interests in the history of sport and leisure. His research has focused on a range of issues, including sports diplomacy, Olympic history, amateurism and professionalism, gender, and historiographical and methodological issues in the study of sport, and he has published widely in these areas. He is the author of Moving the Goalposts: a history of sport and society since 1945 (Routledge, 1998), Sports History: a practical guide (Palgrave, 2007), and editor of the five-volume collection of primary sources, The History of Sport in Britain 1990-1914 (Routledge, 2003). More recently, his work has focused on Olympic history and his book The British Olympics: Britain’s Olympic heritage 1612-2012 (English Heritage, 2011) was published by English Heritage as part of their ground-breaking Played in Britain series. Martin has also written numerous journal articles and chapters in edited collections, most recently in the Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality and The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and he is a regular contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is a regular reviewer for academic journals and publishers, and is an editor of Sport in History. He blogs on sports history, and has been an interviewee on sports history in numerous TV and radio documentaries and news programmes with BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, BBC TV, and other channels. As well as giving papers and keynote lectures at conferences in the UK, Canada, Sweden, France, and Japan, he also gives talks at public history events, and has spoken at book festivals, museums, archives, and libraries.