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Dr Neil Partington

Post:Lecturer in Law (Law)

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UK:01273 873911
International:+44 1273 873911

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Neil joined the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in Law in 2017.  Prior to this, at Queen’s University Belfast, School of Law, he was a Research Fellow, module co-ordinator for Sports Law and a University Tutor.  

Neil holds a PhD in Law (2016) and a Masters in Legal Science (with Distinction, 2013) from Queen’s University Belfast, an MSc in Sports Coaching from Miami University (Ohio) (1992) and, a BA(Ed) in Physical Education from the University of Exeter (1990).  His professional background includes experience as a teacher, curriculum manager, Director of Teaching and Learning at a sixth form college and, he was previously an assistant men’s basketball coach at Miami University (NCAA Division 1).  He is also a qualified Ofsted Inspector (non practising), coach educator and tennis coach.

Neil's research has been published in international peer-reviewed sports law journals, mainstream professional/practitioner law journals, journals with a focus on contemporary legal and social policy issues and, a leading-edge international mainstream sports coaching journal.  In November 2017, he was an invited speaker at the Northern Ireland Sports Law Conference: ‘Duty of Care in Sport’. 


  • Lecturer in Law
  • Co-convenor - Sports Law