Sport and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise Group

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Olympic rings illustrating the Sport and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise GroupThe Sport and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise Group provides an open, interdisciplinary, cross-School environment for critically engaged scholars who work with a range of national and international partners. We work with a range of governing bodies, governmental departments, and regional and international non-governmental organizations around the world.

The group develops, enacts, and facilitates positive change using a critically proactive stance. Our ethos is that it is insufficient to simply describe phenomena, our activities must strive to transform some aspect of the phenomenon being studied. Thus, our work is characterized by a critical engagement with and social theories about sport and leisure.

Our current areas of focus include:

  • the human body in its: (1) embodied, material form; (2) racial, ethnic and other marginalized identities, and; (3) movements, mobilities, and migrations
  • governance and policy
  • Sport for Development and Peace
  • mega-events and spectacle
  • politics of football fandom

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Sports Social Sciences
combat sport Social Sciences
journalist Social Sciences
athlete Social Sciences
diaspora Social Sciences
club Social Sciences
clubs Social Sciences
sports news Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2017 2019


Consociate Relationships and Community in Youth Swimming Clubs

Heath, S., Aug 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Medical care in unlicensed combat sports: A need for standardised regulatory frameworks

Channon, A., Matthews, C. & Hillier, M., 31 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

combat sport
Health care
medical care

Activities 2008 2018

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Membership of professional body

Michigan State University Press (Publisher)

Marlon Moncrieffe (Reviewer)
1 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Sociology of Sport Journal (Journal)

Daniel Burdsey (Editor)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (External organisation)

Daniel Burdsey (Member)

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body