Start date: October 2019
Primary supervisor: Dr Serhat Yilmaz
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Carolynne Mason / Dr Minhyeok Tak

Anni completed a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies and Sport Studies at the University of Stirling (1st Class), prior to undertaking a part-time MSc in Sport Management – graduating with distinction. At present, she is continuing her studies at Loughborough University as a PhD student at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.


Research Title: Protection of minors in football: Do football’s regulatory frameworks serve the best interests of young players?

The project investigates whether the regulatory measures, in particular movement and representation, that aim to protect young players within football actually serve the best interests as outlined in the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).