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Telephone number:  029 2041 7025
Email address: sfleming@cardiffmet.ac.uk 



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