Jayne Caudwell

Dr Jayne Caudwell

  • 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 theories, 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. She is Head of the research Centre for Events, Leisure, Society and Culture (CELSC).

Jayne’s academic citizenship includes Managing Editor of Leisure Studies (2013 - ), Associate Editor of Sociology of Sport Journal (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 - ). She reviews for journals including: Emotion, Space & Society; Environment & Planning A; 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; Qualitative Sociology; Research in Social Movements, Conflict & Change; Sexualities; Soccer & Society; Sociological Inquiry; Sport Management Review; Sport & Society; Symbolic Interaction...


Journal Articles



  • 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. In: Kilvington, D. and Price, J., eds. Sport and Discrimination. London: Routledge, 61-76.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Merrett, C., 2014. Perpetual outsiders: Women in athletics and road running in South Africa. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality. 139-147.
  • 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. 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. 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.

Internet Publications

PhD Students

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

Invited Lectures

  • Football in the UK, LGBTQ participation, Victoria University, Australia, 28 Sep 2010 more
  • The Justin Campaign. LGBT: Are we Living Equally?, Chester, UK, 13 Feb 2012 more
  • LGBT Sport, Campaigning for Change, University of Southern California, USA, 23 Oct 2013 more
  • Turning to feminist & feminist-queer methodologies, Loughborough University, 02 Sep 2014 more
  • Exploring the scales of misogyny in sport, University of Sunderland, 01 May 2015 more
  • A tale of two football cultures: HWFC v FA Women’s, Antalya, Turkey, 03 Nov 2016 more
  • Transgender and non-binary peoples' moving bodies, Northumbria University, 11 Apr 2018 more


  • Safe Swim: Supporting physical activity and wellbeing for transgender young people (BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, 01 Dec 2018). Awarded
  • 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

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

Conference Presentations

  • 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,
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