Dr Deborah Sadd

Dr Debbie Sadd

Principal Academic, Department of People and Organisations

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • Battle of Jutland
  • biological signs of stress
  • biomedical engineering
  • Bletchley Park
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • brain injury
  • Brexit and emotion
  • British Archaeology
  • Cerebral Palsy football
  • climate change
  • clinical engineering
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • dementia
  • Design for Security
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • disability football
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • emotional politics
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • First World War
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • functional electrical stimulation
  • gaming
  • gender
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • health and social care services
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • historical diving
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • liberal democracy
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine archaeology
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • marine geophysics
  • marine survey
  • maritime archaeology
  • Maritime history
  • mental health
  • morality and video games
  • multibeam echo sounders
  • nautical archaeology
  • naval conflict
  • naval history
  • naval intelligence
  • NPS
  • Odstock Medical Ltd
  • older gay people
  • older people sexuality
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • overfishing
  • Paralympic games
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participating in care
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • pressure sore prevention
  • protein intake in older adults
  • reading on kindle
  • rehabilitation after stroke
  • resorts
  • rural communities sexuality
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • Scapa Flow
  • scuba diving
  • seaside
  • Second world war
  • shipwrecks
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology and dementia
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • U-boat wars WW1 & WW2
  • urban spaces
  • User Experience and Security
  • Vlochos
  • World War 1
  • World War 2

Debbie’s current research interests include the evaluation of events through the Framework for Assessing Major Events (F.A.M.E.), social impacts of events, urban regeneration opportunities from events, stakeholder management, and legacy planning.

Other activities include being part of the ESRC-funded Sports Tourism initiative (STORMING) to undertake research into Sports Tourism opportunities and challenges, and the FestiM project using social media to measure event reach.

More recent research has been into volunteer management and educational opportunities to be gained from mega events.

Debbie is the Lead Academic on Festival Maker Volunteer Programme in conjunction with BCP Council, and an advisor to the British Council around the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games educational programmes.

Debbie has travelled extensively and given lectures and presentations in Europe as well as Australia, USA, South Africa, Vietnam, China and Japan.‚Äč She was also a torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympics.

Her media experience includes live interviews on radio and speaking about the impact of council-run events on BBC’s Sunday Politics show.