Richard Haynes is Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Media Sport. He is also Director of Research for the Division of Communications, Media and Culture.
Richard began his academic career as a Research Assistant in the Unit for Law and Popular Culture creating the largest collection of football fanzines in the world at Manchester Metropolitan University (1991-92) now held in the National Football Museum in Manchester. He completed his ESRC-funded PhD on the relationships between television and football at the University of Strathclyde (1993-96) before joining the University of Stirling as Research Fellow investigating men viewing violence funded by the Broadcasting Standards Commission (1996-98). As a member of staff in the Division of Communications, Media and Culture he has subsequently conducted research funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government.
His last book, 'BBC Sport in Black and White' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) provides the first in-depth study of the formative history of televised sport on the BBC and is based on thousands of documents from the BBC's Written Archives Centre and interviews with senior producers and commentators of the period. In 2017 the book was awarded the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for the best sport history book of the year.
He is co-investigator on the project GOALD, Generating Older Active Lives Digitally funded as part of the UKRI/ISCF Social Behavioural and Design Research Programme (ESRC, £1.6m).
With the University Archivist, Karl Magee, Richard works closely with Team Scotland to conserve and publicly exhibit their archive. He also works with a number of sport organisations and museums.
PhD (English) University of Strathclyde
MPhil (Law) Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Leeds Metropolitan University
Event / Presentation
Scotland's Sporting Heritage - The Hosts and Champions Exhibition University of Stirling
https://www.stir.ac.uk/…orting-heritage/ The Hosts and Champions exhibition was based on the Commonwealth Games Scotland archive held in the university archives. Originally part of the cultural festival for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games it became a travelling exhibition.
Richard's principal research interests focus on the inter-relationships between sport, the media and popular culture. His work on communications and sport is widely referenced and used by students across the world. He has recently published work on: the history of sports broadcasting, sports journalism and photojournalism, sport on Gaelic television, community sport heritage and vernacular photography and sport .
Richard is currently Co-I on the three year project GOALD, Generating Older Active Lives Digitally. UKRI/ISCF Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme (ESRC) in partnership with colleagues at The University and the Centre for Health Technology, University of Plymouth.
Following on from his AHRC funded project on sporting heritage in Glasgow, Richard runs the blog Sport Heritage which includes reports on intergenerational sport heritage, sport media biographies and narratives from the Commonwealth Games Scotland archive. http://sportheritage.wordpress.com
Richard's ongoing research includes a focus on the inter-relationships between sport and the media. He welcomes applications from doctoral students interested in researching media sport, social media, media history and heritage, the creative industries, issues of media sport representation, identities and journalism. He is a member of the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy and the Scottish Studies working group.
He currently supervises doctoral research in: sport broadcasting; sport archives, heritage and reminiscence; Scottish women's football; Scottish broadcasting; and the history of newspapers in Scotland.
Haynes R (2021) "For the good of the world": the innovations and influences of the UK's early international televising of sport. In: Butterworth ML (ed.) Handbook of Communication and Sport. Handbooks of Communication Science, 28. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 421-439. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110660883-023
Scelles N, Dermit-Richard N & Haynes R (2020) What drives sports TV rights? A comparative analysis of their evolution in English and French men’s football first divisions, 1980–2020. Soccer and Society, 21 (5), pp. 491-509. https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2019.1681406
Haynes R & Robeers T (2020) The Need for Speed? A Historical Analysis of The BBC's Post-War Broadcasting of Motorsport. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 40 (2), pp. 407-423. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2019.1628418
Haynes R (2019) Hill, James William Thomas (Jimmy) (1928–2015). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-110973; https://doi.org/10.1093/odnb/9780198614128.013.110973
Haynes R (2019) Sport Coverage. In: Vos T, Hanusch F, Sehl A, Dimitrakopoulou D & Geertsema-Sligh M (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0215
Ramon X & Haynes R (2019) Sports Coverage on BBC ALBA: Content, Value, and Position in the Scottish Broadcasting Landscape. Communication and Sport, 7 (2), pp. 221-243. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479518760485
Haynes R & Boyle R (2018) Sport, the media, and strategic communications management. In: Hassan D (ed.) Managing Sport Business: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Foundations of Sport Management. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 478-501. https://www.routledge.com/Managing-Sport-Business-An-Introduction-2nd-Edition/Hassan/p/book/9781138291386
Haynes R & Boyle R (2017) The FIFA World Cup: Media, Football and the Evolution of a Global Event. In: Wenner L & Billings A (eds.) Sport, Media and Mega-Events. New York: Routledge, pp. 85-99. https://www.routledge.com/Sport-Media-and-Mega-Events/Wenner-Billings/p/book/9781138930391
Haynes R (2016) BBC Sport in Black and White. Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137454997; https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-45501-7
Haynes R & Magee K (2015) Hosts and Champions: Taking the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive on tour. ‘In a league of their own’: archives of the history of British sport and physical recreation, 2015 British Records Association conference, London, 26.11.2015-26.11.2015. Archives: Journal of the British Records Association, L (130-1), pp. 37-46. http://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/archives-abstract/archives-volume-l-2015-double-sports-issue-abstracts/
Haynes R (2015) Sport and the Media. In: Houlihan B & Malcolm D (eds.) Sport and Society: A Student Introduction. 3 ed. London: SAGE, pp. 290-311. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/sport-and-society/book241826
Hamilton-Smith N, Anderson S, Simpson I, McArdle D, McBride M, Goodall K, Haynes R, Jago N & Crawford J (2015) An evaluation of section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. Scottish Government. Social Research Series. Scottish Government. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00479049.pdf
Haynes R (2014) Radio Sports News: The Longevity and Influence of 'Sports Report'. In: Conboy C & Steel J (eds.) The Routledge Companion to British Media History. London: Routledge, pp. 366-379. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415537186/
Haynes R (2014) The Maturation of Olympic Television: The BBC, Eurovision and Rome 1960. In: Bolz D & Carpentier F (eds.) Olympism and International Sport relations. Stadion, 38/39. Bonn, Germany: Academia-Verlag, pp. 163-182. http://www.academia-verlag.de/titel/69653.htm
Boyle R & Haynes R (2014) Sport, Public Relations and Social Media. In: Billing A & Hardin M (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. Routledge International Handbooks. New York: Routledge, pp. 133-142. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415532761/
Lopez-Gonzalez H, Guerrero-Sole F & Haynes R (2014) Manufacturing conflict narratives in Real Madrid versus Barcelona football matches. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49 (6), pp. 688-706. https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690212464965
Haynes R (2014) We're still glued to the small screen, mostly – but that screen is getting ever smaller. The Conversation. 12.12.2014. https://theconversation.com/were-still-glued-to-the-small-screen-mostly-but-that-screen-is-getting-ever-smaller-35403
Gibbs C & Haynes R (2013) A Phenomenological Investigation Into How Twitter Has Changed the Nature of Sport Media Relations. International Journal of Sport Communication, 6 (4), pp. 394-408. http://journals.humankinetics.com/ijsc-back-issues/ijsc-volume-6-issue-4-december/a-phenomenological-investigation-into-how-twitter-has-changed-the-nature-of-sport-media-relations
Boyle R & Haynes R (2013) Sports Journalism and Social Media: A New Conversation?. In: Hutchins B & Rowe D (eds.) Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. New York: Routledge, pp. 204-218. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415517515/
Haynes R (2013) Sports Journalists, Public Relations and Social Media. In: Hebbel-Seeger A & Horky T (eds.) Crossmediale Kommunikation und Verwertung von Sportveranstaltungen: 12. Internationales Hamburger Symposium Sport und Ökonomie 2012. Sport und Ökonomie. Hamburg: Meyer and Meyer. http://www.m-m-sports.com/shop/de/sport-und-okonomie.html
Boyle R & Haynes R (2013) Watching the Games. In: Girginov V (ed.) Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Volume Two: Celebrating the Games. London: Routledge, pp. 84-95. http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9780415671927/
Haynes R (2013) Voices Behind the Mic: Sports broadcasters, autobiography, and competing narratives of the past. In: Adler N & Leydesdorff S (eds.) Tapestry of Memory: Evidence and Testimony in Life-Story Narratives. Memory and Narrative. New Brunswick: Transaction, pp. 153-176. http://www.transactionpub.com/title/Tapestry-of-Memory-978-1-4128-5165-7.html
Haynes R (2013) We Love to Hate Each Other: Mediated Football Fan Culture. Review of: Krøvel, R. and Roksvold, T. (eds), Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2012, 323pp. ISBN 978-91-86523-35-0. European Journal of Communication, 28 (1), pp. 82-84. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323112468747b
Haynes R (2012) The Olympics: The Basics. Review of: Miah, A. and García, B., London, Routledge, 2012, 192pp, ISBN 978-0-415-59587-2. JOMEC Journal, (2). http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jomec/jomecjournal/2_november2012/haynes_review.pdf
Haynes R (2012) Cricket and Broadcasting. Review of: Jack Williams, Cricket and Broadcasting (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011). Pp. 240. ISBN 978-0719-0-7748-7. Sport in History, 32 (3), pp. 460-463. https://doi.org/10.1080/17460263.2012.725919
Haynes R (2011) The GPO at Play: What's On Today and Spare Time. In: Anthony S & Mansell J (eds.) The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO Film Unit. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 254-262. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/The-Projection-of-Britain-A-History-of-the-GPO-Film-Unit/?K=9781844573752
Haynes R & Boyle R (2011) Sport, the Media and Strategic Communications Management. In: Trenberth L & Hassan D (eds.) Managing Sport Business: An Introduction. Foundations of Sport Management, 1. London: Routledge, pp. 318-38. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Managing-Sport-Business-Introduction-Foundations/dp/0415570298
Haynes R (2011) All-Stars & Movie Stars: Sports in Film & History and Sports in Films. Review of: All-Stars & Movie Stars: Sports in Film & History, edited by Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke and Deborah A. Carmichael, Lexington, KY, University Press of
Kentucky, 2008, vii + 318 pp., bibliography, index, ISBN 0813124484
Sports in Films, edited by Emma Poulton and Martin Roderick, London and New
York, Routledge, 2008, vii + 258 pp., bibliography, index, ISBN 041544750X. International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (6), pp. 962-965. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2011.557914
Haynes R & Drake P (2010) Television, Deregulation and the Reshaping of Leisure’. In: Bramham P & Wagg S (eds.) The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 63-81. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=300272
Haynes R (2009) The Early Courtship of Television and Sport: The Case of Cricket, 1938-1956. Journal of Sport History, 36 (3), pp. 415-431. http://www.journalofsporthistory.org/JSH%2036-3%20AAFLA%20frontispiece.pdf
Haynes R (2009) Talking of Sport: The Story of Radio Commentary. Review of: Dick Booth, (London: Sport Books, 2008). Pp. 320. ISBN 978-1899807-64-2. International Journal of the History of Sport, 26 (9), pp. 1301-1303. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523360902948832
Haynes R (2009) Dick Booth, Talking of Sport: The Story of Radio Commentary. Review of: Dick Booth, Talking of Sport: The Story of Radio Commentary (London: Sport Books, 2008). Pp. 320. ISBN 978-1899807-64-2.. International Journal of the History of Sport, 26 (9), pp. 1301-1303. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523360902948832
Haynes R & Boyle R (2006) The Football Industry and Public Relations. In: L’Etang J & Pieczka M (eds.) Public Relations: Critical Debates and Contemporary Practice. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 221-41. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Public-Relations-Critical-Contemporary-Practice/dp/0805846182
Haynes R (2005) Media Sport Stars: Masculinities and Moralities and Beckham. Review of: Media Sport Stars: Masculinities and Moralities. Garry Whannel, London: Routledge, 2002. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0415170383
Beckham. Ellis Cashmore, Cambridge: Polity, 2004. 224 pp. ISBN: 9780745633671. Media, Culture and Society, 27 (1), pp. 147-149. https://doi.org/10.1177/016344370502700112
Haynes R & Boyle R (2002) New Media Sport. In: Bernstein A, Blain & N (eds.) Sport, Media, Culture: Global and Local Dimensions. London: Routledge, pp. 95-114. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sport-Media-Culture-Dimensions-Society/dp/0714682616
Haynes R (2002) Globalization and sport. Review of: Globalization and Sport. T. Miller, G. Lawrence, J. McKay and D. Rowe, London
and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001. 160 pp. ISBN 9780761959694
Sport, Nationalism and Globalization: European and North American Perspectives. Alan Bairner, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001. 207pp. ISBN 9780791449110. Media, Culture and Society, 24 (3), pp. 448-450. https://doi.org/10.1177/016344370202400314
Haynes R (1999) 'There's many a slip 'twixt the eye and the lip': An exploratory history of football broadcasts and running commentaries on BBC radio, 1927-1939. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 34 (2), pp. 143-155. https://doi.org/10.1177/101269099034002004
Haynes R (1998) A pageant of sound and vision: football's relationship with television, 1936–60. International Journal of the History of Sport, 15 (1), pp. 211-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523369808714022
Boyle R & Haynes R (1998) Modernising tradition? the changing face of British football. In: Merkel U, Lines G & McDonald I (eds.) The production and consumption of sport cultures: leisure, culture and commerce.. Leisure Studies Association, 62. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 21-36. http://leisure-studies-bookstore.myshopify.com/products/production-and-consumption-of-sport-cultures
Haynes R (1993) Every man (?) a football artist: football writing and masculinity. In: Redhead S (ed.) The Passion and the Fashion: Football Fandom in the New Europe. Popular Cultural Studies, 2. Aldershot: Avebury, pp. 55-76.
Haynes R (1993) Marching on Together: Leeds United Fans and the Media. In: Redhead S (ed.) The Passion and the Fashion: Football Fandom in the New Europe. Popular Culture Studies, 2. Aldershot: Avebury.
Haynes R (1993) Vanguard or Vagabond? A History of When Saturday Comes. In: Redhead S (ed.) The Passion and the Fashion: Football Fandom in the New Europe. Popular Cultural Studies, 2. Aldershot: Avebury, pp. 45-54.