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Staff Profile

Matthew Holmes

Qualifications: FHEA | MA | PgCert | BA (Hons)

I have taught at the University since 2015 and started to work in the York Business School in the summer of 2018. My role in the School is to lecture students across the majority of our programme suite on subject area and topics which include management, leadership, ethics and sustainability. I am also course leader for programmes: BA (Hons) Business Management

  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Management and Entrepreneurship

In my spare time I enjoy road cycling, playing and watching football, and walking in the North York Moors and other areas of outstanding beauty in Yorkshire. My most recent achievement has to be cycling the distance between Munich (München) and Venice (Venezia) in less than a week's time, passing through the Austrian Alps and Dolomites in Italy. I continue to best my efforts closer to home in the Moors and Howardian Hills to the north of York.


Business Management BA (Hons)
Human Resource Management BA (Hons)
Management and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)
International Business BA (Hons)


At present my research concerns development organisations indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and the role they play in supporting the social development of people considered as living in poverty. My research currently applies the works of Amartya Sen and the freedom-based capabilities analysis of social development as well as Linda Tuhiwai Smith's approach to decolonise research methodology intended to support non-indigenous researchers generate knowledge about under-researched indigenous communities.

Professional Activities

I have a history of work with small not-for-profit organisations in the international development sector. I continue to support such organisations through fundraising activities and projects.

Publications and Conferences


  • Darnell, S., Chawansky, M., Marchesseault, D., Holmes, M. & Hayhurst, L. (2018). The State of Play: Critical sociological insights into recent Sport for Development and Peace research. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 53(2), pp. 133-151.
  • Banda, D. & Holmes, M. (2017) Sport-for-Development and the struggle for Subaltern Voices to be recognised: a response to Manley, Morgan and Atkinson. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9(4), pp. 723-738.
  • Holmes, M., Banda, D. & Chawansky, M. (2015). Towards a sustainable programme design? An examination of CSR initiatives within a Zambian SfD NGO. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing: Special Issue on “Sport-for-Development and Peace Theory Building and Programme Development”, 16(1/2): 36-51.



  • Holmes. M (2017): “Sport serving international development goals: the context of Zambia”, BSA Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum, University of Lincoln.
  • Holmes. M. (2017): “Sport for development in Zambia”, Institute for Sport Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh.
  • Banda, D. and Holmes. M (2016): “Christianity and sport for development in Zambia”, Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, York St John University.
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