After completing an MSc in Sport Management at Birkbeck College in 2011, Mark Panton joined the Sports Business Centre as a PhD student and he has recently submitted his thesis on the use of sport stadiums in urban regeneration projects. In 2015 he provided submissions on this issue to the London Assembly for their Regeneration Game final report. As a qualified solicitor Mark maintains an interest in the legal aspects of sport, including the governance of sport organisations. His research interests also include the sociology of sport, the work of football community trusts and the influence of community groups. His outside interests have involved work as the secretary of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust; as research administrator for the Birkbeck TRIGGER project on gender in academia and roles with a number of not-for-profit organisations.
Mark discusses the question: “Did the London 2012 Olympics boost the British economy and make us all happier?” (12 December 2016).