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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Hanya Pielichaty

Hanya is a Principal Lecturer and the Programme Leader for the BA (hons) Sports Business Management here at Lincoln. Hanya joined the University of Lincoln in 2011 as a lecturer in the Tourism and Events team, mostly teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate Sports Business Management and Events Management programmes. Hanya is also the Digital Lead for Lincoln International Business School and promotes student-led learning through her successful Digital Student Ambassador Group (DSAG). Hanya's research interests stem from her own experiences of playing football over a 20 year period and a fascination with gender, participation, identity and family relationships. Furthermore, Hanya has practitioner experience with the Institute of Youth Sport, the Youth Sport Trust, and the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership (now Lincolnshire Active). Hanya welcomes Student and staff engagement via Twitter @HanyaUoL.

Department Responsibilities

Programme Leader for BA Sports Business Management. Digital Lead for Lincoln Business School Undergraduate teaching (*denotes module leadership) -Foundations of Sports Management -Project Management for Events -Sport Studies* -Sport, Society and Cultural Values* -Dissertation supervision Previous and current postgraduate teaching (*denotes module leadership) -Gender, Power and Business* -Event Management -Events-Based Consultancy Project* -New Marketing Environment -Dissertation supervision

Subject Specialism

Gender, Football, Sport, Self, Identity, Critical Ethnography, Feminism, Family, Qualitative Research, Events Project Management, Liminality


  • PhD — University of Lincoln, 2018
  • HEA Senior Fellow — Higher Education Academy, 2018
  • HEA Fellow — Higher Education Acaemy, 2014
  • MSc Sport and Recreation Management (Distinction) — University of Sheffield, 2007
  • BSc Psychology and Philosophy (with hons) — University of Warwick, 2006


  • Shortlisted for Innovation in Education Award — Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards,
  • Best Conference Presentation — Women in Sport and Exercise Conference,
  • Vice Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence — University of Lincoln,
  • Teaching Excellence Merit Award — University of Lincoln,
  • College Research Fund — University of Lincoln,
  • Business School Research Fund — University of Lincoln,
  • Centenary Grant for Early Career Researchers — Association of Commonwealth Universities,
  • Highly Commended Award (commitment to enhancing student experience) — University of Lincoln,
  • Best MSc in Leisure Management Project Prize — University of Sheffield,

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Research Interests

  • Family

  • Football

  • Gender

  • Girls

  • Identity

Research Groups Memberships

  • Health Advancement Research Team
  • Visitor Economy Research Group

Research Projects

  • Early Career Academic Grant — awarded £1993 by Association of Commonwealth Universities in 2013

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Degree Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Sports Business Management — 2017 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • AEME — Member
  • The Football Collective — Member
  • Women in Football — Member