Jayne Caudwell

Dr Jayne Caudwell

  • Deputy Head Of Department For Social Sciences and Social Work
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG501, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Jayne is Programme Leader for BA Sociology (hons) and Deputy Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work. Her teaching and research interests are concerned with social justice and equality, critical socio-cultural analysis of leisure and sport cultures, feminist theory and activism, LGBTQ+ inclusion and theories of sexualities, and qualitative research methodologies. Since the late 1990s, Jayne has sustained peer-reviewed published work in these areas.

Jayne recently led on two funded research projects designed to improve the physical activity opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. One funded by the British Academy (Safe Swim: Supporting physical activity and well being for transgender young people); the other funded by Energise Me and Sport England (Pride in our Workforce).

Jayne’s academic citizenship includes Caseworker and Equality Officer for University and College Union BU branch (2019-2023), co-convenor for BU Women's Academic Network (2017-2021), Managing Editor of Leisure Studies (2013 - 2020), Associate Editor of Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ)(2014-17), and editorial board member for: SSJ (2007-10); International Review for the Sociology of Sport (2007-11); Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health (2013-17); Journal of Sport and Social Issues (2016 - present)...


Journal Articles


  • Ugolotti, N.D.M. and Caudwell, J., 2021. Leisure and Forced Migration: Lives Lived in Asylum Systems.
  • Caudwell, J. and McGee, D., 2018. Human Rights and Events, Leisure and Sport 2018. London: Routledge.
  • Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B. and Watson, B., 2017. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education 2017. Palgrave.
  • Pringle, R., Rinehart, R. and Caudwell, J., 2015. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J. and Browne, K., 2013. Sexualities, spaces and leisure studies. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J., 2012. Women’s football in the UK: continuing with gender analyses. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J., Andrews, H., Hackett, P., Meadows, M. and Selby, M., 2009. Tourism and Leisure: Local Communities and Local Cultures in the UK. Leisure Studies Association.
  • Caudwell, J., Redhead, S.C. and Tomlinson, A., 2008. Relocating the Leisure Society: Media, Consumption and Spaces. Leisure Studies Association.
  • Magee, J., Caudwell, J., Liston, K. and Scraton, S., 2007. Women, football and Europe: histories, equity and experience. Meyer & Meyer.
  • Caudwell, J., 2006. Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory. Taylor & Francis.
  • Bramham, P. and Caudwell, J., 2005. Sport, active leisure and youth cultures. Leisure Studies Association.


  • Jones, I. and Caudwell, J., 2024. Research methods for sport, leisure, and social justice. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Leisure, and Social Justice. 491-503.
  • Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B., Mansfield, L. and Watson, B., 2024. ‘Flourishing against the normative’: Exploring the potential for feminist transdisciplinary research within sport studies. In: Hughes, C.A., Taylor, C.A. and Ulmer, P.J.B., eds. The Routledge International Handbook of Transdisciplinary Feminist Research and Methodological Praxis.. Routledge, 161-174.
  • Caudwell, J., Healy, J. and Ratna, A., 2023. Women Footballers in the UK: Feminism, Misogynoir and Hate Crimes. In: Zempi, I. and Awan, I., eds. Hate Crime in Football: How Racism Is Destroying the Beautiful Game. Bristol University Press.
  • De Martini Ugolotti, N. and Caudwell, J., 2021. Leisure and Forced Migration: Lives Lived in Asylum Systems (Introduction). Leisure and Forced Migration: Lives Lived in Asylum Systems. Routledge.
  • Watson, R., Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B. and Mansfield, L., 2021. Physical Education, Sports and Gender. In: Mayo, C., ed. Oxford Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality in Education.. Oxford University Press.
  • Wheaton, B., Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J. and Watson, R., 2020. Caster Semenya: The surveillance of sportswomen’s bodies, feminism and transdisciplinary research. Feminist Transdisciplinary Research: Innovations in Theory, Method & Practice.. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J. and Spacey, G., 2018. Football 4 Peace versus (v) Homophobia: A critical exploration of the links between theory, practice and intervention. In: Pringle, R., Larsson, H. and Gerdin, G., eds. Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to make a Difference.. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J., 2017. Everyday sexisms: Exploring the scales of misogyny in sport. Sport and Discrimination. 61-76.
  • Caudwell, J., 2017. Sporting events, the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation and human rights. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 537-556.
  • Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B., Watson, B. and Mansfield, L., 2017. Feminist theories of sport, leisure and physical education. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 353-356.
  • Watson, B., Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J. and Wheaton, B., 2017. Challenges and transformations in women’s leisure, sport and physical education movements. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 19-23.
  • Caudwell, J., Mansfield, L., Watson, B. and Wheaton, B., 2017. Feminist praxis in sport, leisure and physical education. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 723-727.
  • Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B. and Watson, B., 2017. Introduction: Feminist thinking, politics and practice in sport, leisure and physical education. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 1-15.
  • Wheaton, B., Watson, B., Mansfield, L. and Caudwell, J., 2017. Feminist epistemologies, methodologies and method. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 203-208.
  • Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B. and Watson, B., 2017. Contemporary feminist issues in sport, leisure and physical education. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 517-522.
  • Caudwell, J. and Englefield, L., 2017. Pride sports and lou englefield interview date: 31 march 2016. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. 729-737.
  • Caudwell, J., 2017. 'I Love Going to Watch Norwich': The Experiences of a Transgender Football Fan. 27-44.
  • Caudwell, J., 2016. Football and misogyny. Routledge Handbook of Football Studies. 304-313.
  • Caudwell, J., 2016. Queer-in the Sociology of Sport. The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory. 219-236.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. Studying sport, feminism and pleasure. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 64-79.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. Running for pleasures. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 97-115.
  • Caudwell, J., 2015. 'I just love watching football'. Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure. 133-150.
  • 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. Relocating the Leisure Society: Media, Consumption and Spaces. Leisure Studies Association, v-xi.
  • 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., 2008. Girlfight: Boxing Women. In: Poulton, E. and Roderick, M., eds. Introducing Sport in Films. Routledge.
  • Caudwell, J., 2007. Hackney Women’s Football Club: Lesbian United? In: Magee, 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. Introduction. 1-9.
  • Caudwell, J., 2006. Femme-fatale: Re-thinking the femme-inine. Sport Sexualities and Queer/Theory. 145-158.
  • 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.

Internet Publications

PhD Students

  • Amrik Singh. An exploration of the impact of LGBT+ representative mock-juries on mock-juror bias and guilty verdicts in transphobic hate crime cases., (In progress)
  • Andrew Morris. Exploring relationships between social workers’ feelings of shame and their mental health: A qualitative study., (In progress)
  • Emma Thurston. A feminist multi-method qualitative study exploring how hormonal contraception impacts women’s sexual pleasure, (In progress)
  • Hande Turkoglu. Behind the silence: A critical exploration of the sexual harassment of women in the hospitality workplace, (In progress)
  • Georgina Roy. Feminism in 'new' sporting spaces: gender, subjectivity and the female surfer in Britain, (Completed)
  • Hillary Kipnis. Occupation, Resistance and Unbreakable Spirit: A Study on the Meaning of Sport and Physical Activity in the Lives of Palestinian Women, (Completed)
  • Juliette Hecquet. Exploring yoga and the flow experience– An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of contemporary yoga communities, (Completed)
  • Noreen Orr. Heritage, leisure and identity in museum volunteering, (Completed)

Invited Lectures

  • Shifts in Sport Policy and Potential Impacts, Mallorca, Spain, 06 Oct 2022 more
  • Challenging the backlash against transgender, Prishtina, Kosovo (on-line), 25 Aug 2022 more
  • Gender Inclusivity in Sport, Lahore University, Pakistan (on-line), 17 May 2021 more
  • Jumping In: Transgender and non-binary swimming., UK, 09 Oct 2019 more
  • Transgender and non-binary peoples' moving bodies, Northumbria University, 11 Apr 2018 more
  • A tale of two football cultures: HWFC v FA Women’s, Antalya, Turkey, 03 Nov 2016 more
  • Exploring the scales of misogyny in sport, University of Sunderland, 01 May 2015 more
  • Turning to feminist & feminist-queer methodologies, Loughborough University, 02 Sep 2014 more
  • LGBT Sport, Campaigning for Change, University of Southern California, USA, 23 Oct 2013 more
  • The Justin Campaign. LGBT: Are we Living Equally?, Chester, UK, 13 Feb 2012 more
  • Football in the UK, LGBTQ participation, Victoria University, Australia, 28 Sep 2010 more


  • The UK-Mexico Leisure and Tourism Academic Writing Workshop: Supporting Mexican ECRs in writing for publication (British Academy, 31 Jan 2020). Completed
  • Increasing opportunities for LGBT+ physical activity participation in Hampshire and Isle of Wight (IOW). (BU Charity Impact Funding, 18 Oct 2019). Completed
  • Pride in our Workforce. Sport England-funded LGBT+ workforce initiative. (Energise Me, 20 Aug 2019). Completed
  • Safe swim: Exploring the potential of water-based active leisure for transgender young people. (Leisure Studies Association, 01 Jul 2019). Completed
  • Imagining our Impact: Providing indoor water-based physical activity opportunities for transgender and gender nonconforming participants. (quality-related research (QR) funding, 01 Jun 2019). Completed
  • Safe Swim: Supporting physical activity and well being for transgender young people. Stakeholder network development. (Events and Leisure Department Surplus Funding, 01 Mar 2019). Completed
  • Safe Swim: Supporting physical activity and wellbeing for transgender young people (BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, 01 Dec 2018). Completed
  • We Love EU: Migrant and refugee leisure spaces and community well-being post Brexit (quality-related research (QR) funding, 01 Mar 2017). Completed
  • F4P V Homophobia: Celebrating 5 yrs. of student-led community action (University of Brighton ECHO Grant (Excellence, Community and Heritage Opportunity), 01 Jun 2015). Completed
  • 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

  • Cambridge University Public Lecture (19 Feb 2014)
  • Inclusive, diverse and sustainable sport, community event in Split, Croatia (02 Mar 2012)
  • Homophobia and anti-homophobia in men’s football (17 Feb 2012)
  • The Justin Campaign: Football, Sexuality and Equity (19 Jul 2011-20 Jul 2011)
  • The Olympics Games: Excluding Sportswomen?, (06 Jul 2011)
  • Winchester men's prison: Anti-homophobia workshop & event (09 Feb 2011)

Conference Presentations

  • LSA Annual International Conference, Leisure and sport spaces, same-sex spaces, feminist theory and trans women, 11 Jul 2023, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Kosovo Erasmus + Annual Gender Studies School, Challenging the backlash against transgender, 25 Oct 2022, Prishtina, Kosovo (on-line)
  • LGBTQI+, Physical Education and Sport Spanish Research Group, Shifts in sport policy and potential impacts on transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people., 06 Oct 2022, Mallorca, Spain
  • Erasmus + Programme of the EU, Transgender and non-binary youth and recreational swimming., 04 Dec 2021, Zegrab, Croatia (on-line)
  • International Conference New Perspectives for Women's Football, Women's football globally: How useful is European feminist research from the 1990s in explaining contemporary issues?, 29 Oct 2021, Krakow, Poland (on-line)
  • International Sports Conference, Gender Inclusivity in Sport, 17 May 2021, Lahore University, Pakistan (on-line)
  • British Sociological Society Sport Study Group, Sociology of sport and social justice, 23 Sep 2020, Solent University, Southampton (on-line)
  • ‘New’ Gender Identities and Sport: Understanding and rising to the challenge, Jumping in: Transgender and non-binary swimming, 09 Oct 2019, Univesrity of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Preston
  • International Sociology of Sport Association, World Congress of Sociology of Sport., Challenging transphobia in sport: Indoor water-based physical activity for transgender and gender nonconforming people., 24 Apr 2019, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Royal Geographical Society International Conference, Multicultural lunches: leisure, food, migrants and refugees in the south of England, 28 Aug 2018, Cardiff University
  • Sport Matters: Physics, Politics, Performances, Pedagogies., The Water Dancers: Transgender and non-binary peoples’ moving bodies., 01 Nov 2017, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Enacting Lesiure, Recreating Lesiure., We Love EU: Migrant and refugee leisure spaces and community wellbeing post Brexit., 04 Jul 2017, Leeds, UK
  • 14th International Sport Sciences Congress, A tale of two football cultures: HWFC v FA Women’s Cup, 01 Nov 2016, Antalya, Turkey
  • Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries, Blurring Vernacular/Spectacular: LGBT Rights are Human Rights: EuroPride 2015, Rīga, Latvia., 05 Jul 2016, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting, British Sociological Association annual conference, The Pride Movement: Configuring Human Rights at EuroPride 2015, 06 Apr 2016, Aston University, UK
  • Political Studies Association, Sport, Politics & Social Justice, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Work and Sports Events, 04 Mar 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, 05 Nov 2014, Portland, Oregon
  • Third Visual Methods Conference: Visual Methods in Mediated Environments: Connecting Diverse Worlds, Sport-War Cartoon Art., 02 Sep 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 Jun 2013, Manchester, UK
  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines., The pleasures of mundane movement, 20 Nov 2012, Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines., Community University Partnership Projects (CUPP), 20 Nov 2012, Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Sport in Place, Running for Pleasures., 07 Nov 2012, New Orleans, USA
  • Leisure, Living, Learning: Education in Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors, Young Transgender People and Sport/Physical Activity, 17 Jul 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sport and the Winds of Change International Society for Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Surfing sexualities: queer-feminist theory and UK surf space, 10 Jul 2011, Havana, Cuba
  • Sport and the Winds of Change International Society for Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, The Justin Campaign: Football, sexualities and gender politics, 10 Jul 2011, Havana, Cuba
  • Leisure in Transition: People, Policy and Places, The Justin Campaign: Homophobia, Football, Education and Art, 05 Jul 2011, Southampton Solent University
  • Congress of Qualitative Inquiry,, United we stand, divided we fall: Campaigning for change, 17 May 2011, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines, Physical (and Cultural) Capital and Whiteness – The Case of Rowing, 16 Nov 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 Sep 2010, Brighton, UK
  • Sport and Bodily Culture in Hard Times, Jazz-Sport Analogies: The Aesthetics of Gender and Sexuality, 04 Nov 2009, Ottawa, Canada
  • Leisure Experiences, Participating, Planning, Providing, Jazzwomen: Notes on gender., 07 Jul 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…, 05 Nov 2008, Denver, USA
  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Sporting Bodies, Identities and the Reproduction of Difference. Girlfight – The film, 09 Jan 2008, Cardiff, Wales
  • Re-Imagining Community. Re-Envisioning Sport, The Global Games: Israel, Football for Peace and Gender, 01 Nov 2006, Vancouver, Canada
  • Interdisciplinary Dialogues, The Femme and Football: Queering Femininity, Queering Football?, 03 Nov 2004, Tucson, USA
  • Leisure and Visual Culture, Tipping the Velvet. Straight[forward] Voyeurism? Problematising the viewing of lesbian bodies and lesbian pleasure, 08 Jul 2003, Roehampton University, UK
  • Sport and Social Order: Challenges for Theory and Practice, Exploring ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Gender: The Experiences of Black and South Asian Women Footballers, 18 Jun 2003, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • Out from the Centre. Queer Studies Conference, Football in the UK: [non] Queering the pitch and [gender] marking players., 29 Nov 2002, Newcastle, Australia
  • 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 Sep 2002, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Journeys in Leisure. Current and Future Alliances, Feminist epistemological approaches to the study of gender and sexuality., 17 Jul 2001, University of Luton, UK
  • Pre-Olympic Congress., Embodying masculinity? The experiences of women footballers in the UK, 07 Sep 2000, Brisbane, Australia
  • Queer Games? Theories, Politics, Sports, The cultural arena of women’s football in the UK: A sport space for lesbian gender?, 29 Jul 1998, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The Big Ghetto. Gender, Sexuality and Leisure., Sportswomen’s sexuality: Exclusive design of the self?, 16 Jul 1998, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Gendered Spaces: Women’s Choices and Constraints, Women who play football: Is there a space for lesbian gender?, 14 Jul 1998, University of Hull, UK
  • Leisure, Culture and Commerce, Sex and politics: Resistance and acceptance in women’s football., 09 Sep 1997, Roehampton Institution, UK
  • Women, Policy and Politics, Late nineteenth century and twentieth century images of the female footballer: Sites of resistance, gender and sexuality, 14 Jul 1997, University of London, UK


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


  • 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,