School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research

Sport integrity

Loughborough Collaboration for Sport Integrity (Lboro CSI) aims to highlight research undertaken by different social scientists from across the institution.

Questions and debates around sport integrity have emerged as a topic of political, media and academic interest. The interdisciplinary group looks to bring together experts and stakeholders and act as an ‘intellectual forum to explore past, present and emerging challenges and their implications for wider understandings of decency and fairness’.

Staff aligned to this research area:

Recent activities

The group began generating discussion in this area at a recent event funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The ‘Young People’s Perceptions of Sport Integrity’ event saw Loughborough University academics and PhD researchers meet with students and athletes from Loughborough College and Loughborough University Sport Development Centre, as well as students from local colleges, to initiate discussion on perceptions of sport integrity.

Students were introduced to different issues, presented with a variety of case studies and then asked to share and debate their views with their peers. Key policymakers and stakeholders in the sport industry – including former MPs and representatives from the likes of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and SportUNICEFUK Anti-DopingUK Coaching and the Commonwealth Secretariat were present at the event. The stakeholders joined the students in an open dialogue on how policy can better underpin sporting integrity and what the role of young people should be in this.