Mark Panton is a PhD student at BirkbeckCollege, University of London and a member of the Birkbeck Sports Business Centre team. Previously he completed a law degree at the University of Manchester before becoming a Partner in a law firm based in the City of London. Mark completed an MSc in Sport Management at Birkbeck College in 2011 and works as an associate tutor on this course.
His research interests include the work of football community schemes and the use of sport in urban regeneration. His work considering the community schemes of a number of football clubs is available here.
His outside interests involve work as a non-executive director of the British Roller Sports Federation and as the secretary of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust.
Mark shares his thoughts in a football blog, which you can read here.