University staff profile

Mark Perryman

Research Fellow

Sport and Service Management
Gaudick Road
BN20 7SR

Telephone: +441273643956


Research Interests

  • Publications
  • Popular writing
  • Outside interests
  • Sports business
  • Sports activisme


Mark Perryman is a part-time Research Fellow in Sport and Leisure Culture. He has followed an unconventional route to academia, combining a background in sport marketing, sport activism and popular writing.

Mark is the co-founder of the self-styled 'sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction' aka Philosophy Football, a T-shirt company that manages to mix sport, philosophy and dissent in its wardrobe of designs. He is also the co-director of an event management company that has worked on one Olympics Games, six Champions League finals, numerous FA Cup Finals and every England football international since June 1998, not forgetting the English, Scots and Welsh RFU, NFL, Rugby League's Carnegie Cup Final, Bruce Springsteen and Take That!

For the past decade or more, Mark has emerged as a regular media commentator on England fan matters. He helped found the LondonEnglandFans group, at the forefront of developing a fan-friendly culture wherever England play. Working with the FA, Home Office, British Council and other bodies Mark has helped organise fan-friendly initiatives at World Cups and European Championships . Particularly since 2012, Mark has also become closely involved with critiques of the London 2012 Olympic 'model', producing a manifesto for an alternative Olympism and being quoted widely whenever the media were looking for a critical voice.

Mark's popular writing on sport includes for The Guardian, The Times, Huffington Post, Morning Star and others.

Mark's academic background was originally in political science, including as a Lecturer in Politics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic followed for a time as the Marketing Director for one of the UK's biggest publishers of sports magazines.

Research Publications

Number of items: 18.

Perryman, Mark (2016) 1966 and not all that [Edited Collections]

Perryman, Mark (2013) The good, the bad and the orbit In: Perryman, Mark, ed. London 2012: how was it for us? Lawrence & Wishart, London, England, pp. 13-43. ISBN 9781907103797

Perryman, Mark (2013) London 2012: how was it for us? [Edited Collections]

Perryman, Mark (2013) Three lions ate my shirt: England fans in South Africa In: Alegi, P. and Bolsmann, C., eds. Africa's World Cup: critical reflections on play, patriotism, spectatorship, and space. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, USA, pp. 159-167. ISBN 9780472071944

Perryman, Mark (2012) Why the Olympics aren't good for us, and how they can be OR Books, London, UK. ISBN 193592883X

Perryman, Mark (2012) Red, white and blue labour Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 1 (50). pp. 95-106. ISSN 1362-6620

Perryman, Mark (2011) Team GB, the bards of Britishness and a disunited kingdom In: Sugden, John and Tomlinson, Alan, eds. Watching the Olympics. Routledge, London, pp. 201-212. ISBN 0415578337

Perryman, Mark (2010) Ingerland: travels with a football nation Simon & Schuster, UK. ISBN 9781416502678

Perryman, Mark (2009) Breaking up Britain: four nations after a union [Edited Collections]

Perryman, Mark (2009) The patriot's game Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 43. pp. 35-45. ISSN 1362-6620

Perryman, Mark (2008) Imagined nation: England after Britain [Edited Collections]

Perryman, Mark and Marqusee, M. (2006) Anyone but Ingerland? Red Pepper, 141.

Perryman, Mark (2006) Ingerland: Travels with a Football Nation Simon & Schuster Ltd, Cambridge. ISBN 0743268733

Perryman, Mark (2003) Fandom Resistance New Formations, 48. pp. 176-178. ISSN 1741-0789

Perryman, Mark (2002) Going Oriental: Football After World Cup 2002 [Edited Collections]

Perryman, Mark (2002) Ingerland Expects: Football, National Identity and World Cup 2002 Sponsored by The Football Association, UK Sport, UNISON and Ladbrokes . Institute for Public Policy Research, London. ISBN 1860301908

Perryman, Mark (2001) Hooligan wars – causes and effects of football violence Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh. ISBN 1840184213

Perryman, Mark (2001) England’s Screaming In: Hall, S., Massey, D., Rustin, M. and Hassan, G., eds. States of Mind ("Soundings"). Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, London. ISBN 0853159262

This list was generated on Mon Nov 12 18:41:00 2018 GMT.