Jack has 11 years’ experience working in the sport for development and peace field and has managed, coordinated and researched such projects in Israel/Palestine, South Africa, West Africa, Jordan, Northern Ireland, and most recently Colombia.
Jack is a founding member of the 'Action for Refugees’ network and has undergone participant ethnographies into rugby and identity in Fiji and mental health in mixed martial arts. Most recently Jack has been working closely with the Fans Supporting Foodbanks movement to help them measure their impact and grow their influence as part of the '#Right to Food' campaign. His research interests lie sport, power and politics and his ongoing work around sport for social change and advocacy for reform in global sport governance.
2017, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, PhD
2012, Queens University, Belfast, United Kingdom, Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict
2009, The university of Manchester, United Kingdom, BA Hons International Politics
Sugden JT, Sugden JP. 2023. Peace and reconciliation - Critical reflections across theory and practice Schulenkorf N, Wealty Peachy J, Spaaij R, Collison-Randall H. Handbook of Sport and International Development :176-186 Edward Elgar Publishing. Cheltenham 9781800378919 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Sugden JT, Sugden J. 2020. Critical reflections on the future of global sport governance in a post-Covid-19 world Paul P, Brody R, Bo L. Sport and the Pandemic Perspectives on Covid-19's Impact on the Sport Industry Routledge 9780367616656 Publisher Url Public Url
Lakisa D, Sugden J, McDonald B. Stairway to heaven: Pasifika rugby migration and athlete welfare Melanie L. Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare
Sugden JT, Sheps S, Sugden J. 2023. Assessing governance without government: A proposal for the International Council of Sport Governance International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Sugden JT, Schulenkorf N, Adair D, Frawley S. 2020. The role of sport in reflecting and shaping group dynamics: The “intergroup relations continuum” and its application to Fijian rugby and soccer Sport Management Review, 23 :271-283 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Sugden JT, Kanemasu Y, Adair D. 2020. Indo-Fijian women and sportive activity: A critical race feminism approach International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55 :767-787 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Sugden JT, Adair D, Schulenkorf N, Frawley S. 2019. Exploring Sport and Intergroup Relations in Fiji: Guidance for Researchers Undertaking Short-Term Ethnography Sociology of Sport Journal, 36 :277-288 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Sugden J. Sport and Integration: An exploration of group identity and intergroup relations in Fiji Schulenkorf NICO, Adair DARYL, Frawley STEVE, Edwards DEBORAH.
Sugden J. Play Life: Values-based Life Skills Training through Physical Activity for Children Play Life: Values-based Life Skills Training through Physical Activity for Children
Research Grants Awarded:
British Academy, ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’: civil society activism and resistance through sport, Dr Clay Gransden LJMU, Dr Matthew Hindmarsh LJMU, Grant value (£): 8,000, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2022