Jake’s research interests lie in better understanding the problematic social and interactional nature of sports coaching. In particular, his research to date has focused on how coaches can more realistically use their agency to develop athletes in ways that are sensitive to both the individual and the wider social context. A related strand of research focuses on how the theoretical content and pedagogical approaches used in coach education influence its relevance and impact for the coaches it aims to educate.
Peer reviewed articles
Jones, R.L., Bailey, J. and Santos, S. (2013). Coaching, caring and the politics of touch: A visual exploration. Sport, Education and Society, 18(5), 648-662.
Hardman, A., Bailey, J. and Lord, R. (2014). Care and touch in trampoline-gymnastics: Reflections and analysis from the UK. In H. Piper (Ed.), Touch in sports coaching and physical education: fear, risk and moral panic (pp. 151-166). London: Routledge.
Jones, R. L., Bailey, J., Santos, S. and Edwards, C. (2012). Who is coaching? Developing the person of the coach. In D. Day (Ed.), Sports and coaching: Pasts and futures (pp. 1-12). Crewe: MMU Institute for Performance Research.
Jones, R. L., Bailey, J. and Thompson, I. (2012). Ambiguity, noticing, and orchestration: Further thoughts on managing the complex coaching context. In P. Potrac, W. Gilbert and J. Denison (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of sports coaching (pp. 271-283). London: Routledge.
Jones, R.L. and Bailey, J. (2011). Peter Blau: Power and social exchange: Giving and taking in coaching. In R.L.Jones et al. (Eds.) The sociology of sports coaching (pp. 108-121). London: Routledge.
Bowles, H., Bailey, J., Barnett, J.A., Santos, S., Castro, J. and de Martin, L. (2012). Becoming critical: Dilemmas faced by qualitative researchers. Paper presented at Spotlight on Social Sciences Conference, 30th March, Cardiff University.
Bailey, J., Santos, S., Cropley, B. and Jones, R.L. (2012). An evaluation of the pedagogical strategies used on the British Gymnastics UKCC Level 3 Pilot. Paper presented at International Convention on Science Education and Medicine in Sport, 19th-23rd July, Glasgow.
Santos, S., Bailey, J., Cropley, B. and Jones, R.L. (2012). Introducing the 'Orchestration' metaphor in a coach education course: A case-study. Paper presented at International Convention on Science Education and Medicine in Sport, 19th-23rd July, Glasgow.
Bailey, J. (2010). Looking for my reality: Touching the social sensibility of sports coaching. Paper presented at Auto/Biography Annual Summer Conference, 8-10th July, University of Leicester.
Jake’s external activity centres on his work within Gymnastics. His connection with British Gymnastics has created opportunities for students to gain trampoline-gymnastics coaching awards through the curriculum. Jake has been involved in the development of the British Gymnastics L3 UKCC coaching qualification; a project that received Sport Coach UK funding to formally evaluate the pilot course.
- British Gymnastics Coach Education Development Group (2008-present)
- British Gymnastics, Coach Education Tutor
- British Gymnastics Trampoline Coach Education Panel (2005-08)
- British Gymnastics Competitions Working Group (co-opted member) (2008-09)
External work in Higher Education
University of Wales panellist: BSc (Sports Coaching and Exercise Science), Fd.A. (Sports Coaching and Exercise Science). Llandrillo College, North Wales (2007)
External Moderator: BSc (Sports Coaching and Exercise Science), Fd.A. (Sports Coaching and Exercise Science). Llandrillo College, North Wales (2007-2011)