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Mr David Cockayne BA, MSc, PgCHE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer, Marketing & Sports Business Marketing (ULMS)


Personal Statement

David is an education-focused, research active Senior Lecturer located in the Management School's Marketing Group. David is Director of Studies for the Liverpool MBA, and founding Director of the University of Liverpool's MSc in Sports Business. David leads modules on the Liverpool MBA; MSc Sports Business, MBA Football Industries (FIMBA); and also teaches on executive education programmes. He has previously held academic positions at Tsinghua University (PRC), the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (PRC), the University of Leicester, and the University of Huddersfield. He is also a current external examiner for Manchester Metropolitan University.

Prior to, and alongside an academic career, David has held applied research, consultancy and business development roles in professional sport, and high technology industries. David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA); and of the University of Nottingham's Asia Research Institute, contributing to the Centre's China Soccer Observatory. David is also a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA); Academy of Marketing (AM); Marketing Science Institute (MSI); and British Academy of Management (BAM).

David's research interests revolve around two sub dimensions of marketing: (1) Marketing-as-practice; and (2) Market system dynamics. These areas encourage alternative perspectives on the formation and function of markets, and nurture an understanding of consumption by looking at how social actors - i.e. consumers, marketers, policy makers etc - both shape and are shaped by markets. David also researches and teaches areas relating to service design, customer experience; market research, and sponsorship. While mainly focusing on the sports industry; and high-tech consumer markets, David is also interested in management education and pedagogy, and transnational education.

Administrative Roles

  • Director of Studies, Liverpool MBA

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