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Scott Fleming is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies. Formerly the Director of Research in the Cardiff School of Sport (2009-2013), but now based in Research and Enterprise Services, his role involves engagement, development, enhancement and evaluation of:

  • pan-University research governance arrangements;
  • governance of postgraduate research degrees to ensure compliance with sector-led quality management;
  • liaison with external stakeholders in the pursuit of consistent research excellence; and
  • operational management of Research Degrees Committee.

He is also Chair of the University Ethics Committee and leads the University's Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team.

Research Interests and Publications

Scott has a long-standing interest in 'race relations' and youth studies which form part of a wider portfolio of research linked to equality and diversity. His work embraces history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and management studies, however some recent projects have been concerned with organisational cultures and aspects of sport development linked to public health. Throughout his career, he has maintained an interest in research methods and research ethics.

Indicative research outputs

(a) Books

  • Neil, R., Wilson, K., Hanton, S. & Fleming, S. (2013) Eds. The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health: Case Studies of Active Researchers. Routledge, London.
  • Fleming, S. with Andrews, H., Hackett, P., Meadows, M. & Selby, M. (2009) eds. Leisure and tourism: International perspectives on cultural practice. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne.
  • Fleming, S. & Jordan, F. (2006) eds. Ethical issues in leisure research. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne.
  • Horne, J. & Fleming, S. (2000) eds. Masculinities: Leisure identities, cultures and consumption. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne.
  • Tomlinson, A. & Fleming, S. (1997) eds. Ethics, sport and leisure: Crises and critiques. Meyer & Meyer, Aachen.
  • Fleming, S. (1995) "Home and away": Sport and South Asian male youth. Avebury, Aldershot.

(b) Journal articles

  • Gucciardi, D., Hanton, S. & Fleming, S. (2016) Are Mental Toughness and Mental Health Contradictory Concepts in Elite Sport? A Narrative Review of Theory and Evidence. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. [here]
  • Hodgkin, K., Fleming, S., Beauchamp, G. & Bryant, A. (2016) "We thought you were undercover, here to inspect us" – Some of the challenges of ethnographic fieldwork in schools. Wales Journal of Education 18 (2): 105-109. [here]
  • Lord, R., Bolton, N., Fleming, S. & Anderson, M. (2016 ) Researching a segmented market: Reflections on telephone interviewing. Management Research Review 39 (7): 786-802. [here]
  • Bowles, H., Neil, R., Hanton, S. & Fleming, S. (2016) The experience of competition stress and emotions in cricket. The Sport Psychologist 30: 76-88. [here]
  • Bryant, A., Bolton, N. & Fleming, S. (2015) Extracurricular sport and physical activity in Welsh secondary schools: Leisure lifestyles and young people. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management 2 (2): 1-17. [here]
  • Hughes, H. & Fleming, S. (2015) Play to Learn: A case-study of parent/carer and child engagement with a physical activity website resource. Education 3-13 43 (3): 279-291. [here]
  • Forbes, A., Edwards, L. & Fleming, S. (2015) 'Women can't referee': Exploring the experiences of female football officials within UK football culture. Soccer and Society 16 (4): 521-539. [here]
  • Barnett, J., Cropley, B., Hanton, S. & Fleming, S. (2013) Taking the plunge: Reflections on the decision to register for and supervise a doctorate. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education 13: 123-131. [here]
  • Graham, L., McKenna, M. & Fleming, S. (2013) "What d'you know, you're a girl!" Gendered experiences of sport coach education. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education 13: 70-77. [here]
  • Hodgkin, K., Fleming, S., Beauchamp, G. & Bryant, A. (2013) Perception to Reality: Pupils' Expectations and Experiences of the primary-secondary school transition. Educationalfutures 6 (1): 28-40. [here]
  • Anderson, M., Bolton, N., Davies, G. & Fleming, S. (2014) Local implementation of national policy – A case-study critique of the Free Swimming Initiative for the 60+ population. Managing Leisure 19 (2): 151-165. [here]
  • Peel, J., Cropley, B., Hanton, S. & Fleming, S. (2013) Learning through reflection: Values, conflicts, and role interactions of a youth sport coach. Reflective Practice 14 (6):729-742. [here]
  • Fleming, S. (2013) Social research in sport (and beyond) – Notes on exceptions to informed consent. Research Ethics 9 (1): 32-43. [here]
  • Cunningham, I., Mellick, M., Mascarenhas, D. & Fleming, S. (2012) Decision making and decision communications in elite rugby union referees: An inductive investigation. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review 8 (2): 19-30. [here]
  • Hill, D.M., Hanton, S., Matthews, N. & Fleming, S. (2011) Alleviation of choking under pressure in elite golf: An action research study. The Sport Psychologist 25 (4): 465-488. [here]
  • Mellick, M. & Fleming, S. (2010) Personal narrative and the ethics of disclosure: A case study from elite sport. Qualitative Research 10 (3): 299-314. [here]
  • Jones, C. & Fleming, S. (2010) The 'Enforcer' in Elite Level Sport: A Conceptual Critique. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (3): 296-307. [here]
  • Bolton, N., Fleming, S. & Elias, B. (2008) The experience of community sport development: A case study of Blaenau Gwent. Managing Leisure 13 (2): 92-103. [here]
  • Jordan, F. & Fleming, S. (2008) Nuts, Zoo and the mediation of a youthful masculinity. Leisure/Loisir: The Journal of the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies 32 (2): 331-351. [here]
  • Fleming, S. (2007) Sport, science and the problems of 'race'. Paideia – Philosophical E-journal of Charles University 1-2 (iv): 1-9. [here]
  • Jones, C.R. & Fleming, S. (2007) "I'd rather wear a turban than a rose": A case study of the ethics of chanting. Race, Ethnicity and Education 10 (4): 401-414. [here]
  • Mellick, M., Fleming, S. & Davies, G. (2007) An interpretive analysis of interpersonal communication: a case study from elite rugby union match officiating. International Journal of Performance Analysis 7 (2): 92-105. [here]
  • Bolton, N. & Fleming, S. (2007) Modernising local Government: The impact of new political arrangements on Chief Officers for leisure and recreation in Wales. Local Government Studies 33 (5): 723-742. [here]
  • Bolton, N., Fleming, S. & Galdes, M. (2007) Physical activity programmes for secondary schools in Wales: Implications from a pilot scheme. Managing Leisure 12 (1): 74-88. [here]
  • McNamee, M. & Fleming, S. (2007) Ethics audits and corporate governance: The case of public sector sports organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (4): 425-437. [here]
  • Fleming, S. & McNamee, M. (2005) The ethics of corporate governance in public sector organizations: Theory and method. Public Management Review 7 (1), 135-144. [here]
  • Burley, M. & Fleming, S. (1997) Racism and regionalism in Welsh soccer. European Physical Education Review 3 (2), 183-194. [here]
  • Toms, M. & Fleming, S. (1995) "Why play cricket ... ?": A preliminary analysis of participation by young males. The Sports Historian 15, 89-106. [here]
  • Fleming, S. (1994) Sport and South Asian youth: The perils of "false universalism" and stereotyping. Leisure Studies 13 (3), 1-20. [here]
  • Fleming, S. (1993) Schooling, sport and ethnicity: A case study. Sociology Review 3 (1), 29-33. *
  • Fleming, S. (1992) Multiculturalism in the physical education curriculum: The case of South Asian male youth, dance and South Asian dance. Multicultural Teaching 11 (1), 35-38.

(c) Book chapters

  • Fleming, S. (2016). Youth sport, 'race' and ethnicity. In K. Green & A. Smith (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport. Routledge, London, pp. 287-296.
  • Fleming, S. (2013) 'Home and Away' Revisited – Warts and All, in A. Smith, K. Green & I. Waddington (eds.) Doing exemplary research in the sociology of sport. Routledge, London pp. 216-248.
  • Matthews, N., Fleming, S. & Jones, R.L. (2013) Sociology for coaches, in Jones, R.L. & Kingston, K. (eds.) An introduction to sports coaching. 2nd edition. Routledge, London, pp. 69-81.
  • Fleming, S. (2012) Researching sport and leisure – Exceptions to informed consent revisited, in Spracklen, K. & Adams, A. (eds.) Sport and leisure ethics, rights and social relationships. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp. 1-13.
  • McInch, A., Leyshon, A. & Fleming, S. (2012) Whatever happened to everyone training hard, playing hard and whoever was the best won fair and square? (Sociological voices on the use of banned substances), in F. Grace & J.S. Baker & (ed.) Perspectives on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and Doping in Sport and Health. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY., pp. 117-132.
  • Smith, P. & Fleming, S. (2011) Paralympic Legacy in Physical Activity and Health: A UK Perspective, in Legg, D. & Gilbert, K. (eds.) The Paralympic Legacies. Common Ground Publishers: Champaign, Illinois, pp. 199-211.
  • Stewart, C., Lord, R., Wiltshire, G. & Fleming, S. (2010) Ease of movement and freedom of corporeal expression? Femininity, the body and leotards in trampoline gymnastics, in Chatziefstathiou, D. & Mansfield, L. (eds.) Leisure Identities and Authenticity. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp.63-76.
  • Allen, S. & Fleming, S. (2009) Public baths and wash-houses in Cardiff: A case study of public health in 1900, in Snape, R. & Pussard, H. (eds.) Recording leisure lives: Histories, archives and memories of leisure in 20th century Britain. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp. 143-162.
  • Fleming, S. (2007) Multiculturalism and tokenism: conceptual notes and empirical observations, in Pelcová, N. (ed.) Multikulturní výchova [Multiculturalism, education and schooling], Univezita Karlova v Praze, Prague, pp. 280-285.
  • Allen Collinson, J., Fleming, S., Hockey, J. & Pitchford, A. (2005) Evaluating sports-based inclusion projects: Methodological imperatives to empower marginalised young people, in Hylton, K., Long, J. & Flintoff, A. (eds.) Evaluating sport and active leisure for young people. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp.45-59.
  • Fleming, S. (2005) Racialised media discourses: The case of big(ot) Ron, in Hogenová, A. & Moskalová, J. (eds.) Pohyb ve výchovĕ, umĕní a sportu [Movement in education, sport and art], Univezita Karlova v Praze, Prague, pp.17-30.
  • Fleming, S. (2001) 'Racial' science and black and South Asian physicality, in Carrington, B. & McDonald, I. (eds.) Race, sport and British society, Routledge, London, pp.105-120.
  • Taylor, S. & Fleming, S. (2000) Women's rugby and subcultural identity: A case study, in Scraton, S and Watson, B. (eds.) Sport, leisure identities and gendered spaces. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp.137-149.
  • Fleming, S. ([1995] 1997) Qualitative research of young people and sport: The ethics of role-conflict, in Tomlinson, A. & Fleming, S. (eds.) Ethics, sport and leisure: Crises and critiques. Meyer & Meyer, Aachen, pp.137-150.
  • Fleming, S. ([1993] 1997) Ethnicity and the physical education curriculum: Towards an anti-racist approach, in McFee, G. & Tomlinson, A. (eds.) Education, sport and leisure - Cultural and curricular aspects: Connections and controversies. Meyer & Meyer, Aachen, pp.109-123.
  • Fleming, S. & Tomlinson, A. (1996) Football, racism and xenophobia in England (I): Europe and the old England, in Merkel, U. & Tokarski, W. (eds.) Racism and xenophobia in European football. Meyer & Meyer Verlag, Aachen, pp.79-100.
  • Fleming, S. (1996) Young people's perceptions of physical education and sport, in O'Neill, J., Murdoch, E. & Fleming, S. (eds.) Physical education, sport and leisure - A collection of working papers. Chelsea School Research Centre, Eastbourne, pp.77-88.
  • Fleming, S., Talbot, M. & Tomlinson, A. (1995) Policy and politics in sport, physical education and leisure: Themes and issues, in Fleming, S., Talbot, M. & Tomlinson, A (eds.) Policy and politics in sport, physical education and Leisure. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp.v-xiv.
  • Fleming, S. & Khan, N.M. (1994), Islam and sport: Observations on experiences of Pakistanis in Pakistan and Bangledeshis in Bangladesh, in Duffy, P. & Dugdale, L. (eds.) Looking ahead to the 21st century, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois, pp.119-128.
  • Fleming, S. (1991) Sport, schooling and Asian male youth culture, in Jarvie, G. (ed.) Sport, racism and ethnicity. Falmer Press, London, pp.30-57.
  • Fleming, S. (1991) The role of sport in South Asian cultures, in Standeven, J., Hardman, K. & Fisher, D. (eds.) Sport for all – Into the 90s. Verlag & Meyer Verlag, Aachen, pp.230-242.
  • Fleming, S. (1989) Asian lifestyles and sports participation, in Tomlinson, A. (ed.) Youth cultures and the domain of leisure. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp.82-98.

(d) Book Reviews

  • Fleming, S. (2012) Managing Leisure 17 (1), 81-83 (Long, J. & Spracklen, K. [2011] eds. Sport and Challenges to Racism. London, Palgrave Macmillan.) [here]
  • Fleming, S. (2008) Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 35 (1), 103-106 (Fraser, D. [2005] Cricket and the Law - The Man in White is Always Right. Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge.) [here]
  • Fleming, S. (2005) International Journal of the History of Sport 22 (5): 913-915 (Ismond, P. [2003] Black and Asian athletes in British sport and society – A sporting chance? Berg, Oxford.) [here]
  • Fleming, S. (1999) Journal of Further and Higher Education 23 (3), 434-437. (Ghuman, P.A.S. [1999] Asian adolescents in the west. British Psychological Society, Leicester.)
  • Fleming, S. (1997) Journal of Sports Sciences 15 (3), 375. (Verma, G.K. & Darby, D.S. [1994] Winners and losers. Falmer, London.) [here]
  • Fleming, S. (1996) Journal of Sports Sciences 14 (5), 461-462. (Giulianotti, R. & Williams, J. [1994] eds. Game without frontiers - Football, identity and modernity. Arena, Aldershot.) [here]
  • Fleming, S. (1993) British Association of Sports Sciences Newsletter Summer, 13. (Brooks, D., & Althouse, R. [1993] eds. Racism in college athletics: The African-American athlete's experience. Fitness Information Technology, Morganstown, WV.).

(e) Miscellaneous

  1. Fleming, S. (2016) Editor's Choice - Leisure Studies [here]
  2. Horne, J., Watson, B., & Fleming, S. (2011) Eds. Leisure Studies 30th Anniversary Online Collection [here]
  3. Fleming, S. & Schultz, J. (2008) eds. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter 79 (theme: Research methods and research ethics).
  4. Thomas, N. & Fleming, S. (2008) "I'm fat, aren't I Miss?": Reflections on field testing with children. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter 79, 46-51.
  5. Fleming, S. (1996) "You black ----!": Racism(s) in cricket. Let's Hit Racism for Six. Centre for Sport Development Research, Roehampton Institute / Commission for Racial Equality, London, 18-21.

    Research Degree Supervision

    2011 – date PhD Working-Class Adolescent Perceptions of Higher Education (A. McInch)

    2011 – date PhD The Leadership Role and Influence of Team Captaincy in Professional Rugby Union
    (M. Lowther)

    2011 – date PhD The development of youth sport coach education: Examining the value of practice
    based learning interventions (J. Peel)

    2011 – 2015 EdD Enterprise: The Third Mission for academics in higher education in UWIC between
    2009-12 (G. Jones)

    2010 – 2016 SportD Performance Management and Analysis within Elite Rugby Union (H. Wiltshire)

    2010 – 2014 PhD Schooling, Physical Education and the Primary-Secondary Transition – An
    Ethnographic Approach (K. Hodgkin)

    2010 – 2014 PhD "Days in the Dirt": An Ethnography on Cricket and Self (H. Bowles)

    2011 – 2016 PhD The Body, Narrative and Identity Construction in Trampoline Gymnastics (R. Lord)

    2010 – 2015 PhD Efficient and Effective Management in Higher Education: An Insider, Action Research
    Perspective (J. Barnett)

    2009 – 2012 PhD Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Young Welsh People and the Effects of a
    Cross Curricular Physical Activity Intervention (G. Knox)

    2007 – 2011 PhD Towards a Normative Account of National Representation in Sport (H. Iorwerth)

    2007 – 2014 PhD Identifying Effective Coach / Athlete (Referee) Interactions with Specific Reference to
    the Development of Rugby Union Referees (P. Renton)

    2007 – 2011 PhD Young People's Participation in Extra-Curricular Sport and Physical Activity: An
    Analysis of Wales's '5x60' Project (A. Leyshon)

    2005 – 2010 PhD Choking in Sport: The Case of elite Golfers (D. Hill)

    2005 – 2007 PhD A Soft Gynocentric Feminist Critique of the Modern Day Practice of Sport (L. Edwards)

    2003 – 2006 MSc Res Achievement Goal Orientations and the Perceived Purpose of Playing Football: A
    Comparative Study of Professional, Semi-Professional and Amateur Players.
    (P. Blenkinsopp)

    2001 – 2003 MSc Res Influence of Test Duration on the Power Profile for Maximal Cycling (D. Meddings)

    2001 – 2003 MSc Res The Effect of Starting Protocol on Peak Power Output during Friction-Loaded Cycle
    Ergometry (R. Wright)

    1999 – 2006 PhD Do Referees Play Fair? An Investigation into Interpersonal Expectancy Effects and
    Interactional Justice in Elite Rugby Union Football Refereeing (M. Mellick)

    1999 – 2006 PhD Leisure and National Identity in the South Wales Coal Field, 1830-1914. (I. Pritchard)

    1993 – 1996 MPhil The Physical Education Curriculum in Higher Education: A Study of the Gender
    (S. Wood)

    1993 – 1996 MPhil The Sociological and Educational Influences Upon Young Males' Involvement in Cricket
    (M. Toms)

    Research Degree Examining

    2016 MRes An exploration of the impact that 'doorstep sport' opportunities have on young
    people living in socially disadvantaged communities in Wales (J. Churchill, University
    of South Wales)

    2015 PhD Dazzling dreams, dawning reality: The un-holy alliance of sport and education for
    apprentice golfers in an academy structure (J. Wright, University of Birmingham)

    2014 PhD Sports team cohesion from a social network perspective (A. Fleming, University of
    the West of Scotland)

    2013 EdD An Investigation into the effectiveness of the Secondary Special Needs Co-Ordinator
    (Senco) role in Wales: The perspective of professionals identified through case
    studies. (H. Duncan, Cardiff Met)

    2012 PhD Cardiovascular disease prevention in women aged between 25 and 79 years living
    in the Vale Of Glamorgan with an emphasis on physical activity. (C. Sawyer, Cardiff Met)

    2012 PhD Social exclusion and crime: A critical exploration of sport and its role in crime
    reduction among adults. (M. Galdes, Cardiff Met)

    2012 MPhil Investigating drop out in ex-junior rugby union players (J. Richards, University of

    2011 MPhil A values-based approach to coaching sport in a divided society (J. Lambert,
    University of Brighton)

    2010 PhD Positive organizational psychology in sport (C. Wagstaff, University of Wales
    Institute, Cardiff)

    2010 MPhil Use of strength and conditioning in men's premiership hockey: A case study of
    support, influences, and understanding (A. Hibbert, University of Birmingham)

    2010 PhD Talent identification in tennis – A comparative study (M. Seibold, University of

    2009 MSc Res Raising the bar: Understanding the relationship between physical activity and
    academic achievement (T. Davenport, University of Gloucestershire)

    2009 PhD Support networks for local volunteers in sport and leisure (A. Adams,
    Loughborough University)

    2007 PhD The Boxer's point of view: A study of cultural production and athletic development
    among amateur and professional boxers in England (A. Stewart, University of

    2004 MPhil Radical exclusion and stereotyping of the British Asian population from professional
    football in London: a case study of Orient FC. (J. Fernandez, University of Brighton)

    2004 PhD Sources of pressure in elite youth cricketers. (J. Brooks, University of

    2004 MSc Res How do elite swimmers subjectively evaluate their performance? A qualitative
    investigation (A. Evans-Gordon, University of Gloucestershire)

    2002 PhD Fandemonium: the discourse of authenticity in the consumption of the F.A. Carling
    Premier League. (C. Brick, University of Surrey, Roehampton)

    2002 MSc Res An investigation into adherence to psychological skill training. (I. Faulkner, University
    of Gloucestershire)

    2002 PhD Normative authority in elite male tennis: a philosophical analysis. (H. Sheridan,
    University of Gloucestershire)

    2002 PhD Rights and wrongs: a moral philosophical consideration of children and young
    athletes in elite sport. (G. Tymowski, University of Gloucestershire)

    2001 PhD A sociological critique of exercise dependence. (K. Biscomb, University of

    2000 MPhil The overtraining syndrome: a multi-contextual assessment (H. Meehan,
    Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education)

    2000 PhD Fair play, feminist ethics and the ethics of sport. (A. Pearson, Cheltenham &
    Gloucester College of Higher Education)

    1994 MPhil Cricket, commercialism and the media, with particular reference to the effects of
    the Packer revolution of 1977 (D. Luckes, University of Brighton)

    Indicative Knowledge Transfer/Exchange & Consultancy

    2013 Developing a pilot to test the feasibility and effects of mandatory referee qualifications and
    licensing for the Rugby Football Union – Rugby Football Union [with A. Miles, M. Anderson &
    R. Lord]

    2011 Research ethics workshops – University of Wales Trinity St. David

    2010 Continuous professional development for referee advisors and referee coaches – Welsh Rugby
    Union [with M. Mellick & B. Smith]

    2010 – 2014 Professional Ethics for Sport and Exercise Scientists – BASES Supervised Experience Core
    Workshops [with C. Jones]

    2008 Tour management training – England and Wales Cricket Board [with B. Smith]

    2007 – 2008 Executive Coach – Welsh Rugby Union

    2006 – 2008 Sport science support for match officials – Welsh Rugby Union Referee Academy [with M. Mellick]

    2005 'Equity' awareness training – England and Wales Cricket Board – The England Men's Team and
    Men's National Academy

    2003 Sporting Conduct project in collaboration with UKSport – England and Wales Cricket Board
    [with A. Hardman & M. McNamee]

    2002 Ethics and equity audit: sportscotland [with M. McNamee & H. Sheridan]

    2002 – 2004 World Class Player Development - Rugby Football League equity training [with R.Binks, M.
    Cullimore, A. Hardman, M. Hartill, C. Jones & H. Sheridan]

    2002 – 2003 'Race' awareness training – England and Wales Cricket Board

    External Links

    Scott's external work has included involvement with the leading subject association for leisure in the UK (the Leisure Studies Association) and linked activities with the Higher Education Academy, editorial board commitments, and extensive external examining experience of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and postgraduate research programmes. Most recently, these include:

    (a) External Affiliations
    2013 – 2015 Honorary Professor – School of Health Professionals, Faculty of Health, Education and Society,
    Plymouth University
    2009 – date Honorary Research Fellow – Asia-Pacific Centre for the Study and Training of Leisure, Zhejiang
    University, China

    (b) External Examining of taught programmes

    2015 – date De Montfort University – MA Management, Law and Humanities of Sport
    2012 – 2015 University of Sunderland – BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development
    2010 – 2015 University of Central Lancashire – MA Sport, Policy and Community Development
    2009 – 2013 Bournemouth University – BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching Sciences, BSc (Hons) Sports
    Management (Golf), BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences, BSc (Hons) Sports Management
    2008 – 2011 Brunel University – MA Child Welfare and Protection in Sport

    (c) Professional / Subject Associations:

    2007 – 2012 Independent Referee – Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme
    2005 – 2010 Invited guest tutor – World Leisure International Centre of Excellence, 'Leisure, Tourism and
    Environment', Wageningen University, Netherlands.

    (d) Editorial Board Membership:

    2010 – 2016 Managing Co-Editor – Leisure Studies
    2009 – 2012 Editorial Board – Sociological Research Online
    2009 – 2013 Editorial Board – Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
    2007 – date Editorial Advisory Board – Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
    2007 – 2016 International Editorial Advisory Board – European Physical Education Review

    Contributions to Media

    2013 View from Europe: Punch-drunk NHL becoming a global outlier. The Globe and Mail 8th March.

    2013 NHL. Querer que tudo mude para que tudo fique igual [NHL. Wanting everything to change so that
    everything remains the same] iInformação online 19th January.

    2010 Power of suggestion as celebs jump on the band wagon. Western Mail 25th August, p.17. [here]

    2009 No shades of grey when race comes into the spotlight. Western Mail 15th October, pp. 22-23. [here]

    1996 Adviser to Hockey Sport (September)

    1990 Adviser to Inside Story - The Race Game, BBC television.


    2015 Supervisor to Leisure Studies Association's Sue Glyptis Memorial Award winner, Sabina Khan, for the
    best postgraduate dissertation – 'The Perception of Dance among Young Muslim Females'

    2005 – 2010 Chair, Cardiff Society of Welsh Rugby Union Referees

    2005 Co-Organiser, Leisure Studies Association Symposium – Ethical Issues in Leisure Research.

    2001 – 2005 Elected Parent Governor Y Bont Faen Primary School, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.

    1999 Contributor to SSP 2000 Panel on Provision for Minority Ethnic Students in Sociology and Social

    1992 Adviser to West Midlands Sports Council's Sport and Ethnic Minority Sports Participation Policy

    1991 Adviser to the Sports Council's Black and Ethnic Minority Policy Development National Seminar.

    Qualifications and Awards

    2010 FHEA Fellow, Higher Education Academy – Recognition Reference 2027

    1992 PhD Brighton Polytechnic / CNAA – Thesis undertaken in collaboration with the Greater
    London and South East Regional Sports Council, 'Sport and South Asian Male Youth'

    1987 PGCE Physical Education and Mathematics – Loughborough University

    1986 BA Sport Studies (with commendation) – Newcastle / Sunderland Polytechnics

    Research Active staff