Rob Millington, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Rob Millington

Office: WC 281
905 688 5550 x6752

Rob Millington is an Assistant Professor in sport and social change and sport for development and peace. His research focuses on how international NGOs such as the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee mobilize sport for development in policy and practice in both historical and contemporary contexts.

More recently, his work has focused on the environmental component and sustainable development, to consider what role, if any, sport can play in an environmental context and in meeting sustainable development objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Critical study of sport for development and peace
  • Sport and sustainable development
  • Sport and environmentalism
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Millington, R. & Darnell, S.C. (2019). Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainability. New York: Routledge.

Millington, R., Giles, A.R., Hayhurst, L., van Luijk, N., & McSweeney, M. (2019). ‘Calling out’ corporate Redwashing: The extractives industry, corporate social responsibility and sport for development in Indigenous communities in Canada. Sport and Society.

Darnell, S.C. & Millington, R. (2019). Social justice, sport and sociology: A position statement. Quest. Special Issue – Social Justice and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Millington, R. (2019). International governmental organizations in the sport for development and peace system. In S.C. Darnell, R. Giulianotti, D. Howe, & H. Collison (Eds.), Sport for Development and Peace Handbook. New York: Routledge.

Millington, R., Darnell, S.C., & Millington, B. (2018). Ecological modernization and the Olympics: The case of golf and Rio’s “green” Games. Sociology of Sport Journal (available online).

  • Social history of physical education and sport
  • Qualitative methods: Analysis & interpretation
  • Sport, development and sustainability