Kirsten Sparre has worked as an editor for Play the Game since November 2019. Prior to that, she was employed as News Coordinator with Play the Game from 2005 to 2007 and was a frequent contributor to the website from 2007 to 2014 in a freelance capacity.
She holds a degree in journalism from the Danish School of Journalism (1990) as well as an MA (1991) and a Ph.D in Peace Studies (1998) from Bradford University, UK.
Since 1998 she has worked as a journalist, academic researcher, and lecturer on a freelance basis and as an employee at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus University, Play the Game, and the Danish Gymnastics Federation.
As an academic, she has published in the areas of celebrity journalism, peace journalism, cultural journalism, sports journalism, and journalistic work routines. She has a special research interest in the safety of sports journalists.
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