Jayne Caudwell

Dr Jayne Caudwell

  • 01202 968716
  • jcaudwell at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor of Events and Leisure
  • Dorset House D201, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Jayne’s teaching and research interests are concerned with leisure and sport cultures, feminist theory, theories of sexualities and qualitative research methodologies. She joined Bournemouth University in 2015 as Associate Professor & Head of Research in the Department of Events & Leisure.

Jayne’s academic citizenship includes Managing Editor of Leisure Studies, Associate Editor of Sociology of Sport Journal, editorial board member for Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, and Journal of Sport and Social Issues. She reviews for journals including: Emotion, Space & Society; Feminist Review; Gender, Place & Culture; Gender & Society; Gender Studies; Journal of Homosexuality; Men & Masculinities; New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film; Journal of Film & Screen Media; Research in Social Movements, Conflict & Change; Sexualities; Soccer & Society; Sociological Inquiry; Sport & Society; Symbolic Interaction. She has reviewed grant applications for: Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands; Research Foundation Flanders; Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada; Economic & Social Research Council...


Journal Articles



  • Caudwell, J., 2017. Everyday Sexisms: Exploring the Scales of Misogyny in Sport. In: Kilvington, D. and Price, J., eds. Sport and Discrimination. London: Routledge, 61-76.
  • Caudwell, J., 2016. Football and Misogyny. In: J. Hughson, K. Moore, R. Spaaij, J. Maguire, ed. Routledge Handbook of Football Studies. Rouledge.
  • Kipnis, H. and Caudwell, J., 2015. The boxers of Kabul: women, boxing and Islam. In: Channon, A. and Matthews, C.R., eds. Global perspectives on women in combat sports: women warriors around the world. Palgrave Macmillan, 41-56.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. Sexualities and sport. Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport. 240-250.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. 'I just love watching football'. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 133-150.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. Running for pleasures. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 97-115.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. Studying sport, feminism and pleasure. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 64-79.
  • Pringle, R., Rinehart, R.E. and Caudwell, J., 2015. Proem: Sport and the social significance of pleasure. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 1-11.
  • Roy, G. and Caudwell, J., 2014. Women and surfing spaces in Newquay, UK. In: Hargreaves, J. and Anderson, E., eds. Routledge handbook of sport, gender and sexuality. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J., 2012. Rowing/sculling, British Isles. In: Nauright, J. and Parrish, C., eds. Sports around the world: history, culture, and practice. ABC-CLIO, 169-170.
  • Caudwell, J., 2011. Sex watch: surveying women’s sexed and gendered bodies at the Olympics. In: Sugden, J. and Tomlinson, A., eds. Watching the Olympics. Routledge, 151-164.
  • Caudwell, J., 2009. Queer-in the sociology of sport. The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory. 219-236.
  • Caudwell, J., Redhead, S.C. and Tomlinson, A., 2008. Relocating the Leisure Society: Editors’ introduction. In: Caudwell, J., Redhead, S.C. and Tomlinson, A., eds. Relocating the Leisure Society: Media, Consumption and Spaces. Leisure Studies Association, v-xi.
  • Caudwell, J., 2008. Girlfight: Boxing Women. In: Poulton, E. and Roderick, M., eds. Introducing Sport in Films. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J., 2008. Critically Queer: Possibilities for a Sport Studies of the Body. In: Tomlinson, A. and Woodham, J., eds. Image, Power and Space: Studies in Consumption and Identity. Meyer and Meyer, 83-96.
  • Caudwell, J., 2007. Hackney Women’s Football Club: Lesbian United? In: Magee, J., Caudwell, J., Liston, K. and Scraton, S., eds. Women, Football and Europe: Histories, Equity and Experience Vol 1. Meyer & Meyer, 64-84.
  • Caudwell, J., 2007. On Shifting Sands: The Complexities of Women’s and Girls’ Involvement in Football for Peace. In: Sugden, J. and Wallis, J., eds. Football for Peace: Teaching and Playing Sport for Conflict Resolution in the Middle East. Meyer & Meyer, 97-112.
  • Caudwell, J., 2006. Femme-fatale: Re-thinking the femme-inine. Sport Sexualities and Queer/Theory. 145-158.
  • Caudwell, J., 2006. Introduction. 1-9.
  • Caudwell, J., 2004. ’Out on the field of play: women’s experiences of gender and sexuality in football contexts’. In: Wagg, S., ed. British football and social exclusion. Taylor and Francis Group, 127-146.
  • Caudwell, J., 2004. Tipping the Velvet: Straight[forward] Voyeurism? Problematising the Viewing of Lesbianism. In: Kennedy, E. and Thornton, A., eds. Leisure, Media and Visual Culture: Representations and Contestations. Leisure Studies Association, 227-249.
  • Caudwell, J., 2000. Football in the UK: women, tomboys, butches and lesbians. In: Scraton, S. and Watson, B., eds. Sport, Leisure Identities and Gendered Spaces. Leisure Studies Association, 95-110.
  • Caudwell, J., 1998. Sex and politics: sites of resistance in women’s football. In: Aitchison, C. and Jordan, F., eds. Gender, space and identity: leisure, culture and commerce.. Leisure Studies Association, 151-161.

PhD Students

  • Hillary Kipnis (Occupation, Resistance and Unbreakable Spirit: A Study on the Meaning of Sport and Physical Activity in the Lives of Palestinian Women)
  • Georgina Roy (Feminism in 'new' sporting spaces: gender, subjectivity and the female surfer in Britain)
  • Noreen Orr (Heritage, leisure and identity in museum volunteering)

Invited Lectures

  • Invited Panelist: A tale of two football cultures: HWFC v FA Women’s. 14th International Sport Sciences Congress, Antalya, Turkey (2016)
  • Keynote Presentation: Exploring the scales of misogyny in sport. Sport and Discrimination Conference. University of Sunderland (2015)
  • Keynote Presentation: Turning to feminist & feminist-queer methodologies. 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise: “Turning point moments in the field”. Loughborough University (2014)
  • Invited Speaker: Senior Scholars Panel: LGBT Sport, Campaigning for Change. Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media & Society Conference: Sport & The LGBT Experience. University of Southern California, USA (2013)
  • Keynote Presentation: The Justin Campaign. LGBT: Are we Living Equally? Diversity Festival, University of Chester, UK (2012)
  • Keynote Presentation: Football in the UK, LGBTQ participation. The Worlds of Football International Conference. Victoria University, Australia (2010)


  • F4P V Homophobia: Celebrating 5 yrs. of student-led community action (University of Brighton ECHO Grant (Excellence, Community and Heritage Opportunity), 01 Jun 2015). In Progress
  • Understanding the potential of informal and lifestyle sports (Economic and Social Research Council, 01 Jul 2014). Completed
  • Rapid topic overview on physical activity among LGBT communities in England, (Public Health England, 01 Mar 2014). Completed
  • Being in the Zone: the Importance of Culture to Peak Performance in Sport, Arts and Work (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Jun 2012). Completed
  • Taking a Stand: Sport and Sexualities (University of Brighton, 01 Jan 2012). Completed
  • LGBT youth, school sport, health & well-being (University of Brighton, 01 Feb 2011). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Invited speaker at Winchester Men's Prison: Anti-homophobia workshop & event, UK
  • Invited speaker at London Olympics: What’s in it for Women? The Women and Planning Forum, London, UK
  • Invited speaker at Student’s Unions 2011 National Conference, Leeds, UK,
  • Invited speaker at Lewes Men's Prison: Anti-homophobia workshop & event, UK
  • Invited speaker at Conte[s/x]ting Sport community event, Split, Croatia
  • Invited panellist at LGBT History Month public lecture, Cambridge University,

Conference Presentations

  • 14th International Sport Sciences Congress, A tale of two football cultures: HWFC v FA Women’s Cup, 1 November 2016, Antalya, Turkey
  • Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries, Blurring Vernacular/Spectacular: LGBT Rights are Human Rights: EuroPride 2015, Rīga, Latvia., 5 July 2016, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting, British Sociological Association annual conference, The Pride Movement: Configuring Human Rights at EuroPride 2015, 6 April 2016, Aston University, UK
  • Political Studies Association, Sport, Politics & Social Justice, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Work and Sports Events, 4 March 2016, Bournemouth University, UK
  • The Sporting Arena: Academics, Activists and Activism[s]., Activism, intervention and academic-student collaboration on campus: Fighting homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in/through football, 5 November 2014, Portland, Oregon
  • Third Visual Methods Conference: Visual Methods in Mediated Environments: Connecting Diverse Worlds, Sport-War Cartoon Art., 2 September 2013, Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • 2nd Annual Football and Community, “… But he wasn’t used to players who went to what he described as ‘puffs’ clubs”: Intersections of race, gender and sexuality in English football, 13 June 2013, Manchester, UK
  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines., Community University Partnership Projects (CUPP), 20 November 2012, Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines., The pleasures of mundane movement, 20 November 2012, Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Sport in Place, Running for Pleasures., 7 November 2012, New Orleans, USA
  • Leisure, Living, Learning: Education in Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors, Young Transgender People and Sport/Physical Activity, 17 July 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Congress of Qualitative Inquiry,, United we stand, divided we fall: Campaigning for change, 17 May 2011, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Sport and the Winds of Change International Society for Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, The Justin Campaign: Football, sexualities and gender politics, 10 July 2011, Havana, Cuba
  • Sport and the Winds of Change International Society for Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Surfing sexualities: queer-feminist theory and UK surf space, 10 July 2011, Havana, Cuba
  • Leisure in Transition: People, Policy and Places, The Justin Campaign: Homophobia, Football, Education and Art, 5 July 2011, Southampton Solent University
  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines, Physical (and Cultural) Capital and Whiteness – The Case of Rowing, 16 November 2010, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Transforming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Lives Conference Activism and Research for Gender and Sexual Liberation, Homophobia in UK football and The Justin Campaign, 15 September 2010, Brighton, UK
  • Sport and Bodily Culture in Hard Times, Jazz-Sport Analogies: The Aesthetics of Gender and Sexuality, 4 November 2009, Ottawa, Canada
  • Leisure Experiences, Participating, Planning, Providing, Jazzwomen: Notes on gender., 7 July 2009, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • Sexy Spaces: Leisure and Geography, Tenor Madness: Jazz and the containment of women saxophonists, 22 May 2009, Brighton, UK
  • Sport and Peace/Social (in)Justice., Girlfight and Bend it Like Beckham: The fights for equal rights…, 5 November 2008, Denver, USA
  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Sporting Bodies, Identities and the Reproduction of Difference. Girlfight – The film, 9 January 2008, Cardiff, Wales
  • Re-Imagining Community. Re-Envisioning Sport, The Global Games: Israel, Football for Peace and Gender, 1 November 2006, Vancouver, Canada
  • Interdisciplinary Dialogues, The Femme and Football: Queering Femininity, Queering Football?, 3 November 2004, Tucson, USA
  • Sport and Social Order: Challenges for Theory and Practice, Exploring ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Gender: The Experiences of Black and South Asian Women Footballers, 18 June 2003, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • Leisure and Visual Culture, Tipping the Velvet. Straight[forward] Voyeurism? Problematising the viewing of lesbian bodies and lesbian pleasure, 8 July 2003, Roehampton University, UK
  • Beyond Sex and Gender: The Future of Women’s Studies?, Sporting gender: Women’s footballing bodies as sites/sights for the (re)materialisation of sex, gender and desire., 19 September 2002, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Out from the Centre. Queer Studies Conference, Football in the UK: [non] Queering the pitch and [gender] marking players., 29 November 2002, Newcastle, Australia
  • Journeys in Leisure. Current and Future Alliances, Feminist epistemological approaches to the study of gender and sexuality., 17 July 2001, University of Luton, UK
  • Pre-Olympic Congress., Embodying masculinity? The experiences of women footballers in the UK, 7 September 2000, Brisbane, Australia
  • Gendered Spaces: Women’s Choices and Constraints, Women who play football: Is there a space for lesbian gender?, 14 July 1998, University of Hull, UK
  • The Big Ghetto. Gender, Sexuality and Leisure., Sportswomen’s sexuality: Exclusive design of the self?, 16 July 1998, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Queer Games? Theories, Politics, Sports, The cultural arena of women’s football in the UK: A sport space for lesbian gender?, 29 July 1998, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Women, Policy and Politics, Late nineteenth century and twentieth century images of the female footballer: Sites of resistance, gender and sexuality, 14 July 1997, University of London, UK
  • Leisure, Culture and Commerce, Sex and politics: Resistance and acceptance in women’s football., 9 September 1997, Roehampton Institution, UK


  • BSc (Hons) in Sport Studies and Geography (Brunel University, 1988)
  • MSc in Recreation Management (Loughborough University, 1989)
  • PhD in Sport, Gender and Sexualities (London Metropolitan University, 2001)
  • MA in Human Rights (University of Sussex, 2015)


  • British Sociological Association, Member,
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member,
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Member,
  • Political Studies Association, Member,
  • University & College Union, Member,
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