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Biography

Ian Jones is the Head of the Department of Sport and Physical Activity/Associate Professor in Sport at Bournemouth University. His areas of interest are sporting identities, sport fan behaviour, the phenomenology of well-being, and research methods for sport. He is author of Research Methods for Sport Studies which has been translated into several languages with a third edition published in 2015, and Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity (with Lorraine Brown and Immy Holloway).

Ian joined Bournemouth University in 2006 from the University of Luton where he was Director of Undergraduate Studies at Luton Business School. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards for Leisure Studies, The Journal of Sport & Tourism, the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, and the International Journal of Festival and Event Management, and has acted as reviewer for a number of journals including The Journal of Sport Management, Leisure Studies, Leisure Sciences, The International Journal of Sport Management, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport, and The European Journal of Sport Science...

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Research

My current research interests are focused upon two main areas. The first is that of sport fan behaviour, and the second is that of the relationship between sport and well-being.

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Kavanagh, E. and Jones, I., 2017. Understanding cyber-enabled abuse in sport. Digital Leisure Cultures Critical perspectives. Routledge, 120-134.
  • Jones, I., 2013. Visitor Behaviour at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. London: Routledge.
  • Jones, I., 2012. Regional Involvement with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. London: Routledge, 161-173.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2011. The Nation Branding Legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management, Istanbul, 19-24 June 2011: Proceedings. Washington State University/ Bogazici University, 242-247.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2011. Leveraging Nation Brand Benefits from the FIFA World Cup. In: Garrod, B. and Fyall, A., eds. Contemporary cases in tourism. Oxford: Goodfellow, 33-56.
  • Jones, I., 2010. Funding and Sustaining Sport development. In: Houlihan, B. and Green, M., eds. Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. London: Routledge, 530-541.
  • Sadd, D. and Jones, I., 2009. Long-term legacy implications for Olympic Games. In: Raj, R. and Musgrave, J., eds. Event Management and Sustainability. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 90-98.
  • Shipway, R. and Jones, I., 2008. A Running Commentary: Participant Experiences at International Distance Running Events. In: Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A. and Ladkin, A., eds. International Perspectives of Festivals and Events: Paradigms of Analysis. London: Elsevier Science, 173-186.
  • Jones, I., 2006. Serious Leisure or Identity Based Leisure? Re-examining the Qualities of Serious Leisure from a Social Identity Perspective. In: Elkington, S., Jones, I. and Lawrence, L., eds. Serious Leisure: Extensions and Applications. Eastbourne, England: LSA Publication.
  • Jones, I. and Green, C., 2006. Serious Leisure, Social Identity and Sport Tourism. In: Gibson, H., ed. Sport Tourism: Concepts and Theories. London: Routledge, 32-49.
  • Jones, I., 2003. Self-Presentation and Leisure Behaviour Within the 'Civilising Process'. In: Flemming, S. and Jones, I., eds. Leisure Cultures: Investigations in Media, Technology and Sport. Eastbourne, England: LSA Publications.

Conferences

  • Kavanagh, E., Litchfield, C., Jones, I. and Osborne, J., 2017. Virtual Maltreatment in sport: Sexualisation, racism, abuse and social media. In: Qualitative Reseach in Sport and Exercise 1-3 September 2016 Chichester University.
  • Mayoh, J. and Jones, I., 2014. Older adults’ experiences of physical activity: A path towards well-being through empowering embodiment. In: British Sociological Association, Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 6th Annual Conference "Researching Bodies" 28 November 2014 London.
  • Jones, I. and Kavanagh, E., 2014. Its Just Megabantz, Innit? LOL: Justifying Virtual Maltreatment in Sport. In: Leisure Studies Association 7-9 July 2014 University of the West of Scotland.
  • Mayoh, J. and Jones, I., 2014. Woman’s Sport and Exercise Experiences: A Path towards Empowering Embodiment. In: Leisure Studies Association 7-9 July 2014 Paisley.
  • Kavanagh, E. and Jones, I., 2013. #cyberviolence: Developing a typology for understanding virtual maltreatment in sport. In: Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare 6 November 2013 Brunel University.
  • Mayoh, J. and Jones, I., 2013. Using the Dwelling- Mobility Theory to Explore how Sport can make Wellbeing an Experiential Possibility. In: Paper presented at the Phenomenology Special Interest Group 3 July 2013 Bournemouth University.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2013. Sport Mega Events as Nation Branding Catalysts: South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In: Making Waves International Conference on Events (ICE 2013) 3-5 July 2013 Bournemouth University.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2012. Sport-tourism and nation-branding: key legacies of the 2010 FIFA world cup™ for South Africa. In: International Conference on Tourism and Events: Opportunities, Impacts and Change 20-23 June 2012 Belfast.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2012. Nation-branding and mega-events: South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In: Destination Branding and Marketing IV International Conference 5-7 December 2012 Cardiff.
  • Shipway, R., Jones, I. and Holloway, I., 2011. Healthy options? Putting your (running) body on the line. In: ISSA 2011: International Sociology of Sport Association World Congress. Sport and the Winds of Change 10-17 July 2011 Havana, Cuba. International Sociology of Sport Association.
  • Shipway, R., Jones, I. and Holloway, I., 2011. Healthy Options? Putting your (Running) body on the line. International Sociology of Sport Association.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2011. The nation-branding legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup & implications for future sport tourism events. In: Tourism Summit, South African Parliament 1 March 2011 Cape Town.
  • Knott, B., Fyall, A. and Jones, I., 2011. The role of sport mega-events in nation-branding: the case of South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In: 19th Conference of the European Association of Sport Management (EASM 7-10 September 2011 Madrid.
  • Henderson, H.E., Guothro, M.B. and Jones, I., 2010. Spectator Engagement at Major Sailing Events. In: International Conference on Sport and Society 8-10 March 2010 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Sadd, D. and Jones, I., 2009. London 2012 - Will it be regeneration or renaissance in times of financial crisis? In: Australian Centre for Event Management 5th International Event Research Conference 6-9 July 2009 Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Jones, I., 2008. Serious Sport Tourism. In: 1st Commonwealth Conference on Sport Tourism 12-15 May 2008 Sabah, Borneo.
  • Parry, K.D. and Jones, I., 2007. It’s Only a Game: Experiences of Sub-Elite/Recreational Footballers at a Charity Tournament. In: Extraordinary Experiences Conference: Managing the Consumer Experience in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism, Retail and Events 3-4 September 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Burke, V. and Jones, I., 2007. Tracking and Optimising Students' Personal, Professional and Academic Development. In: University of Luton 6th Teaching and Learning Conference 17 June 2005 Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, University of Luton, England.
  • Shipway, R. and Jones, I., 2007. The Great Suburban Everest: An Insiders Perspective on Experiences at the 2007 Flora London Marathon. In: Extraordinary Experiences Conference: Managing the Consumer Experience in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism, Retail and Events 3-4 September 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Shipway, R. and Jones, I., 2007. Running Away from Home: Understanding Visitor Experiences in Sport Tourism. In: Enhancing Destinations and the Visitor Economy Conference 10-11 January 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Ohmann, S., Wilkes, K. and Jones, I., 2007. Effects of Sport Tourism Eevents on Host Cities: The Perceived Social Impacts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Munich (Germany). In: Event Tourism: Enhancing Destinations and the Visitor Economy 10-11 January 2007 Bournemouth University.
  • Sadd, D., Dickinson, J.E., Jones, I. and Wilkes, K., 2007. London 2012: Will it be Regeneration or Renaissance? In: ACEM 2007: Re-eventing the City: Events as Catalysts for Change 11-12 July 2007 Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sadd, D., Dickinson, J., Jones, I. and Wilkes, K., 2007. London 2012: Will it be Regeneration or Rejuvenation? In: ACEM 4th International Event Research Conference & 2nd International Event Education & Research Network Australasia 10-13 July 2007 Melbourne, Australia. Sydney: Australian Centre for Events Management.
  • Jones, I., 2005. Serious Leisure or Identity Based Leisure? Re-examining the Qualities of Serious Leisure from a Social Identity Perspective. In: Serious and Casual Leisure: Extensions and Applications 17 November 2005 Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, University of Luton, England.
  • Jones, I. and Burke, V., 2005. The Effects of an Outdoor Experiential Learning Programme on Social Identity. In: 13th European Association of Sport Management Congress: The Power of Sport 7-10 September 2005 Sage, Newcastle-Gateshead, England.
  • Jones, I. and Burke, V., 2004. Student Membership, Identification, Retention and Performance. In: University of Luton 5th Teaching and Learning Conference 17 July 2004 Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, University of Luton, England.
  • Jones, I., 2004. Sports Studies Programmes in Higher Education. In: Berkshire Higher Education Fair 22 March 2004 Reading University, England.
  • Kumar, A. and Jones, I., 2003. Skills for success. In: University of Luton 4th Teaching and Learning Conference 16 July 2003 Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, University of Luton, England.
  • Lloyd, E. and Jones, I., 2001. Where Everybody Knows Your Name? The Health and Fitness Club as the New Third Place. In: Journeys in Leisure: Leisure Studies Association Conference 17-19 July 2001 University of Luton, England.
  • Jones, I., 2001. Self-Preservation and Leisure Behaviour Within the 'Civilising Process'. In: Journeys in Leisure: Leisure Studies Association Conference 17-19 July 2001 University of Luton, England.

PhD Students

  • Lynda Challis
  • Emma Moseley
  • Joanna Hawkes
  • Amanda Wilding (The Adoption and Use of Sport Psychology by Track and Field Athletes)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Consuming Sport
  • Sport Principles and Practice

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Research Methods for Sport

External Responsibilities

  • Leisure Studies, Editorial Board Member (2015-)
  • International Journal of Festival and Event Management, Editorial Board Member (2010-)
  • Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, Editorial Board Member (2009-)
  • Journal of Sport & Tourism, Editorial Board Member (2009-)
  • Journal of Research in Higher and Further Education, Editorial Board Member (2013-)
  • University of Hertfordshire, External examiner (2013-)
  • University of Gloucestershire, External Examiner (2011-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Interview with the I Paper about postgraduate study in sport 7 May 2013
  • Article in the Bournemouth Echo regarding the nature and extent of homophobia in schools and sports clubs, 1st May 2013
  • Interview with "ScienceOmega" - Prevalence of Homophobia in schools and sports clubs

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Sport Science (Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, 1991)
  • MSc in Sociology of Sport (Leicester University, 1995)
  • PhD in Sociology of Sport (University of Luton, 1998)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Member (2001-),
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member (1997-),
The data on this page was last updated at 08:37 on May 24, 2017.