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Mr Andrew Dawes

Job: PhD Candidate

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

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

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

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Andrew C.C. Dawes is a PhD research student affiliated with the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at DMU. He holds a BA(hons) in Humanities from the University of Hertfordshire which focused mainly on Literature and Music, a PGCE from Nottingham Trent University which focused on teaching primary school children and an MA in Sports History and Culture from DMU. His research examines the development of football in Nottinghamshire between 1860 and 1914, how this fits in with the current origins of football debate and the impact football in Nottinghamshire had locally, nationally and globally.

Previous work examined Jimmy Hill and the ‘Sky Blue Revolution’ which looked at the impact Jimmy Hill’s pioneering ideas had on Coventry City Football Club and Coventry as a city in the 1960’s.

Andrew has been a teacher since 1994 and is a keen musician.

Research interests/expertise

  • Origins of Football
  • Keen follower of Football, Rugby (League and Union), Cricket, Ice Hockey and American Football
  • Identity through Sport
  • Teaching


  • BA(Hons) 2(ii) (University of Hertfordshire 1991)
  • PGCE (Nottingham Tent University 1994)
  • MA Sports History and Culture (De Montfort University 2009) 
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