School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


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Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Research

Policy, pedagogy, equity and identity


  • Physical education, school sport and re-engaging disaffected youth (Sandford/Waring/Evans)
  • Health, education and identity (Cale/Harris/Evans)
  • Young people's experiences in sport (Sandford/Bradbury/Hill/Evans)
  • Gender, Class and embodied Identity (Hill/Sandford/Evans)


  • Education, Health Imperitives and disordered eating (Evans/Rich/DePian)
  • Policy, Pedagogy, Equity and Inclusion (Evans/Penney/Cale/Harris)
  • Early Years learning, Class, Culture and Embodiment (Evans/Sandford/Duncombe/Stirrup)


Recent publications

  • Evans, J. and Davies, B., Family, Class and Embodiment: Why School Physical Education makes so little difference to post school participation patterns in physical activity, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 23(7), December 2010, pp 765-784, ISSN: 0951-8398.
  • Evans, J. and Davies, B., New directions, new questions? Social theory, education and embodiment, Sport, Education and Society, 16(3), 2011, pp 263-278. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.565960
  • Evans, J. and Rich, E., Body policies and body pedagogies: every child matters in totally pedagogised schools?, Journal of Education Policy, 26(3), 2011, pp 361-379, ISSN: 0268-0939. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2010.500399
  • Evans, J., Rich, E., De Pian, L. and Davies, B., Health Imperatives, Policy and the Corporeal Device: schools, subjectivity and children's health, Policy Futures in Education, 9(3), 2011, ISSN 1478-2103, [WWW] Available from:
  • Evans, J., In praise of body knowledge and stories we need to tell: A response to John Smith, Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 1(2), 2009, 107-111. SFX
  • Evans, J. Rich, E. Davies, B. and Allwood, R. (2008) Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse, Routledge: London.