Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Dominic Malcolm BA MA PhD

Senior Lecturer

Contact details

Room: JB.2.07b
Phone: +44 (0)1509 226337
Fax: +44 (0)1509 226301
Email: D.E.Malcolm@lboro.ac.uk


Dominic Malcolm is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Following a Politics degree at Nottingham University, Dominic studied for a Masters in the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester. On completion of the Masters he was appointed Research Associate in the Centre for Research into Sport and Society, where he subsequently became Lecturer and Director of Masters Programmes.  He completed his PhD at Leicester in December 2004.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dominic has published on a wide range of subjects within the sociology of sport, but current research focuses on two themes: the development, diffusion and globalization of cricket; and medical aspects of sport and the body.  In the first theme Dominic has published papers on the role of violence, imperial and postcolonial relations and national identity in the development of cricket.  In the second, Dominic has published papers the management and social construction of pain and injury in rugby union, the working practices of doctors and physiotherapists in sport, and on drug use in professional football,.

He is author of the Sport and Sociology and The Sage Dictionary of Sports Studies and editor of The Changing Face of Cricket (with J. Gemmell and N. Mehta), The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives (with P. Safai). He is currently working on Globalizing Cricket: Codification, Colonization and Contemporary Identities due to be published in 2012.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Professional Relations in Sport Healthcare: Workplace Responses to Organisational change, with A. Scott, Social Science and Medicine. 2011, 513-520.
  • “Woolmergate”: Sport and the Representation of Islam and Muslims in the British Press., with A. Bairner and G. Curry, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 2010, 34(2), 215-235.
  • De-civilizing, Civilizing or Informalizing? The International Development of Mixed Martial Arts, with R. Sanchez Garcia, International Review of the Sociology of Sport, 2010, 45(1), 1-20.
  • Medical Uncertainty and Clinician-Athlete Relations: The Management of Concussion Injuries in Rugby Union, Sociology of Sport Journal, 2009, 26(2), 191-210.

You can view a fuller publications list on the University Publications Database.

External Activities

Selected External Research-Related Roles:

  • Convenor, British Sociological Association Sport Study Group (2002-2011)
  • Editor Soccer and Society (2000-2005).
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer for ESRC, Leverhulme and Wellcome Trust
  • Refereeing of journal articles: International Review for the Sociology of Sport; Sociology of Sport Journal; Sport in History; Journal of Sport History; European Physical Education Review; Sport, Education and Society; Leisure Studies; European Sports Management Quarterly; International Journal of Sports Management and Marketing; International Journal of Sport Policy; Journal of Historical Sociology; Theory, Culture and Society; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Sociology of Health and Illness; Journal of Sociology; Time and Society; Journal of Contemporary European Research; Nations and Nationalism; Perspectives in Public Health; Wadabagei. A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora

Selected Recent Research Projects and Sources of Funding:

  • Evaluation of Chance to Shine, StreetChance and the Hospital Schools Programme, Cricket Foundation (£23,300).
    Co-Investigators Hayley Musson and Mary Nevill, 2011.
  • Cricket and National Identity in a Multi-National United Kingdom. British Academy (£7200).
    Co-Investigator Alan Bairner. March-May 2007.
  • The Sociology of Golf Etiquette. Norwegian Research Foundation (£8500).
    Co-Investigator Jan Ove Tangen, Telemark University. 2003-2007.