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Ioannis Costas Batlle

Ioannis Costas Batlle

My research explores the extent to which youth sport programs can meet the needs of socioeconomically disadvantaged young people. I am particularly interested in youth sports programmes delivered by UK charities.

As a stand-up comedy enthusiast, I am also interested in exploring how comedy can enhace the dissemination of social science research.

It’s not what sport children play, but how they play it that matters

Mar 08, 2017 08:45 am UTC| Sports

Sport is massive and its everywhere: on TV, in videogames, and on the streets. As a consequence, myths about the inherent greatness of sport have grown. One such myth is the belief that sport itself is ideally suited to...

An education in irony: why academics need to be funny

Apr 04, 2016 16:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Despite what some people might think, academics are not all humourless boffins out of touch with the real world. They can also be funny, and some are turning to humour to help get their messages across. Last November,...

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