Shaun Watson

Pronouns: He/him
  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: October 2023
Primary supervisor: Dr Serhat Yilmaz
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Carolynne Mason

Shaun is enthusiastic about sports, particularly football, working in the industry for over twenty years as a player, coach and agent. With an extensive personal network, database and industry knowledge, Shaun currently recruits and manages an elite roster of international players across the Football Leagues; alongside a career, Shaun completed a BA in Sports Management from the University of Birmingham and an MBA (Football Industries) at the University of Liverpool.


Protection of children in Football: Rights, Regulation and Policy. Shaun's research seeks to explore the processes and procedures of representing minors within the professional football academy environment, from the approach of parental responsibilities.