School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research

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Participation in sport and exercise

The aim is to analyse the sociological, economic, psychological, political, organisational and behavioural factors which inhibit and facilitate participation and engagement in sport and exercise.

Theme Leadership team

Professor Paul Downward (lead), Dr Janine Coates and Dr Elisavet Argyro Manoli

This theme contributes to the development of a critical awareness of the factors, structures and processes that motivate, enable and constrain people’s engagements with sport and exercise as part of their daily lives. It embraces casual and informal physical activity as well as formal, organised and elite sport across the local, national and global contexts and in the context of the implementation of exercise medicine to the general public for physical and mental health and well-being.

There is a specific focus on the following areas


04/12/2019

Outsports.com: the narratives of LGB athletes in sport

Dr Gemma Witcomb, Loughborough University


20/11/2019

Children's rights and football

Dr Carolynne Mason, Loughborough University

Dr Serhat Yilmaz, Loughborough University


06/11/2019

We are all gonna die! The possible impact of Brexit on British sport

Dr Borja Garcia Garcia, Loughborough University

Football and mediatization: a serious academic pursuit or just scholars playing silly games?

Dr Michael Skey, Loughborough University


23/10/2019

Critical realism in sport and social science

Dr Gareth Wilshire, Loughborough University

Match-fixing monitoring systems in play

Dr Minhyeok Tak, Loughborough University


03/04/2019

The use of research in practice and policy: Knowledge translation in public health pedagogies, the Physical Activity Discourse:

Body Fascism or Body Freedom? - Jessica Lee (Griffith University) & Joe Piggin


20/03/2019

Joint meeting with PA and H


06/03/2019

Active and healthy lifestyles in school, university and community: Highlights of research conducted in and from Portugal - João Martins


20/02/2019

Bias in rugby refereeing and the role of the TMO. Does corruption in sport corrode social capital? - Paul Downward, Elisavet Manoli and Comille Bandura


09/01/2019

Participation/SDC/Performance Integration session - Kelly Sotherton and Michael Johnson


28/11/2018

IAS Nation Theme - Cora Burnett


26/11/2018

Joanna Harper - Athletic Gender - Coping with Gender-Variant Athletes


21/11/2018

IAS Nation Theme - Gijs Campenhout and Joost Jansen


08/11/2018

Young People's Perceptions of Sport Integrity


07/11/2018

IAS Nation Theme - Lee Thompson and Susan Brownell 


24/10/2018

Carrie Dunn - "'You're never going to be able to compete with men's football' - women's sport, fans and the media"?


13/09/2018

Exploring youth health: Using critical ethnography to understand health across socioeconomic contexts


02/03/2018

International research in physical education: working with Latin American countries


23/03/2018

Methods in life-course health and wellbeing


13/12/2017

Sport, national identity and image-making: the case of the 2017 Taipei Universiade

Professor Alan Bairner

A Zambian Community Centred Development: an anthropological account of sport for development and peace

Dr David Howe


29/11/2017

New development frontiers? The Role of Youth, Sport and Cultural Interventions – a new ESRC research project

Dr Richard Giulianotti, Dr Aoife Sadlier and Dr James Esson 

Evidencing the impact of sport for development programmes: Lessons from a scoping study of Greenhouse Sports programmes

Dr Carolynne Mason


22/11/2017

Learning through play: an exploration of children’s learning in Forest Schools

Dr Janine Coates, Loughborough University

Movement for learning: the impact of a daily movement programme on young children’s physical development

Dr Rebecca Duncombe, Loughborough University


21/11/2017

Research Excellence Framework

Professor John Horne


08/11/2017

Research Excellence Framework

Professor Chris Cooper


25/10/2017

Examining the influence of space and place on girls’ construction of embodied identities

Dr Rachel Sandford, Loughborough University

Adopting a models-based approach to teaching physical education

Dr Ash Casey, Loughborough University


18/10/2017

Exploring the domestic relationship between mega-events and destination image: the image impact of hosting the 2012 Olympic Games for the city of London

Dr Jamie Kenyon, Loughborough University

Parasport: an antidote for inclusive practice?

Dr David Howe, Loughborough University


11/10/2017

The Olympic Hunger Games: an examination of Team GB’s sponsor association with ultra-processed food brands

Dr Joe Piggin, Loughborough University

Physical Activity, Diet and Medication: some causal insights

Professor Paul Downward, Loughborough University