Sarah Zipp

Sarah Zipp
University of Stirling · School of Sport

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Sarah Zipp is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Stirling in Scotland (UK). Her research focus is on gender equality, sport and international development. Currently, her work is focused on menstruation and sport, including menstrual health education with coaches and adolescent girls. Dr Zipp has taught at universities in the US, UK and Netherlands. She has taught and worked on various projects in: Zambia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, St. Lucia and (upcoming) Japan.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
University of Stirling
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2012 - June 2017
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (33)
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The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketized activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or class...
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Sport for development (SFD) research and practice has become more critically examined recently, with many scholars calling for better understanding of how and why sport might contribute to the global development movement. Developing and refining theoretical approaches is key to unpacking the complexities of SFD. Yet, theory development in SFD is st...
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The history, milestones and (sluggish) progress towards gender equality within the interconnected movements of sport, international development and human rights are reflective of the broader feminist struggle. In this paper, we shall explore how key stakeholders, such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),...
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http://hdl.handle.net/1893/27306 Sarah Zipp and Kay Standing Scotland’s top football club, Celtic FC, will become the first in the UK to provide free menstrual products in its stadium this autumn. The move raises awareness of the global issue of period poverty and should prompt other clubs to follow Celtic’s lead.
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Understanding the role of gender in sport for development and peace (SDP) has sparked new and critical research recently, aligning with the focus on gender equality in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Researchers tend to explore gender in terms of how girls and women access and experience sport. The academic literature...
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Menstrual health has historically been a taboo subject, limited to girls briefly learning about it in school. It has subsequently been ignored within sporting realms, as a contributing performance factor and topic of discussion within coaching badges. This is an exploratory study, using a general feminist lens to understand coaches' current awarene...
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Gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women is a major theme in the field of sport for development. Understanding the lived experiences of participants, across all genders, is fundamental to creating inclusive environments for everyone. However, a key aspect of many girls' and women's experiences is largely missing from research and prac...
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Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that his future ambitions stretch beyond US borders. The Basketball Africa League was launched in 2021 as a collaboration between the Natio...
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Team outfits and fashion were not supposed to be a big talking point at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. But protests over skimpy uniforms by two women's teams in the months before the games have brought bikinis and high-cut leotards into the spotlight. Now these high-profile campaigns are leaving Olympians, fans and aspiring young athletes wondering: w...
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Pad by pad, efforts to challenge the stigma of menstruation are putting periods in the spotlight. The latest move comes from the Scottish parliament, which just passed a landmark bill to combat “period poverty”. Led by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, lawmakers unanimously voted to provide free menstrual products for all people who menstruate. Just two y...
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The entire world was turned on its head with the widening impact of COVID-19 during the first half of 2020. With competitions cancelled or postponed, millions of dollars were lost in predicted revenue. Clubs and franchises in major leagues were able to survive due to lucrative television contracts, and, once play resumed, help mitigate some of the...
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is one of the biggest, wealthiest and most influential sport governing bodies in the world. The BCCI has overseen traditional Test cricket in India since 1928. In 2008, the Indian cricket landscape shifted with the development of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a Tweny20 cricket league that has expl...
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Curriculum Vitae - Dr Sarah Zipp
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Few events in women’s sport generate more attention than the football World Cup. Around 750m people watched the last tournament and, in June, France will host the 2019 competition, featuring the defending champions from the US. But the American team’s battle off the pitch may reveal more about the state of women’s football than match day performan...
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In August 2018, Scotland made history as the country leading a global movement to end period poverty. The government pledged to invest £5.2m to provide free menstrual products in schools, colleges and universities across the country. Period supplies will be available in toilets, just as paper and soap are already provided. The scheme’s objective is...
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Nike reignited a culture war recently by revealing Colin Kaepernick as their spokesperson for the 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. The sportswear brand’s announcement came via a new advert in which young African Americans, Muslim women, physically impaired athletes and white skateboarders all encourage the viewer to follow their dreams, no m...
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The field of sport for development and peace (SDP) has flourished in recent decades, with development programmes around the world using sport as a mechanism to support social, economic and health-related development efforts. However, the academic literature on SDP is limited in comparison to more established development fields. This study is a crit...
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While sport for development programming has flourished, the complex social and economic environment in the postcolonial Eastern Caribbean is often overlooked by researchers. This case study examines sport for development with ‘at risk’ adolescent girls in St. Lucia (n = 16). These young women, who have been removed from mainstream public schools du...
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While sport for development programming has flourished, the complex social and economic environment in the postcolonial Eastern Caribbean is often overlooked by researchers. This case study examines sport for development with ‘at risk’ adolescent girls in St. Lucia (n = 16). These young women, who have been removed from mainstream public schools du...
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Case study, including discussion questions and additional resources, on body image and sport for development. This case study is a product of the Access, Equity and Identity in Sport (AEIS) Research Programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
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Barbados has a rich sporting history and for a time in the 1960s could boast of being the place where the greatest concentration of world-class cricketers were produced. During independence celebrations in 1966, the small Caribbean island nation audaciously took on a ‘Rest of the World’ team in cricket. The campus of the University of the West Indi...

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Obtaining my doctoral degree in Development Studies, within the research programme for Economics of Development in Emerging Markets (EDEM). My research focus is on sport as a tool for development amongst adolescents in the Eastern Caribbean.