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Michael Silk is a Professor and Deputy Dean (Research & Professional Practice) in the Faculty of Management. His research and scholarship is interdisciplinary and focuses on the relationships between sport & physical activity (physical culture), the governance of bodies, mediated (sporting) spectacles, identities and urban spaces. His work aims to push at the ontological, epistemological, methodological, and pedagogic boundaries of the critical, social science oriented study of sport and physical activity. He has received funding from the British Council, the ESRC, the AHRC, the British Academy, Sport England, Women Win, and the Jiangsu Provincial Government (PRC).
His current research addresses the relationship between sport mega-events, urban renewal, and social inequalities. He is the Principal Investigator on the ESRC funded project titled "Sex work in the context of sports mega events: Examining the impacts of Rio 2016" (ES/N018656/1) collaborating with colleagues in Kent, Toronto & UFRDJ (Brazil)... He is also Principal Investor on an AHRC funded project (AH/P003842/1) focussing on the representation and cultural legacy of the Paralympics with colleagues at Loughborough, Bath, Nottingham and Western Ontario. He is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded "Romantic Scotland" grant (AH/P009808/1).
Prior to joining Bournemouth in 2015, he was a Reader at the University of Bath, with previous appointments at the University of Maryland and the University of Memphis He is Managing Editor of Leisure Studies and an editorial board member for a number of journals. He has published over 100 academic articles and recently edited the The Routledge Handbook of Physical Culture (2017). He has appeared as a guest related to his research on BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Scotland, Sky News, CBC (Canada), TVNZ (New Zealand) as well as having written invited articles for The Guardian, Forbes, The Independent, the Financial Times, The Conversation and El Pais (Madrid, ESP).more
- Andrews, D.L. and Silk, M.L., 2018. Sport and Neoliberalism: An Affective-Ideological Articulation. Journal of Popular Culture, 51 (2), 511-533.
- De Lisio, A., Hubbard, P. and Silk, M., 2018. Economies of (Alleged) Deviance: Sex Work and the Sport Mega Event. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
- Waldman, D., Silk, M. and Andrews, D.L., 2017. Cloning colonialism: Residential development, transnational aspiration, and the complexities of postcolonial India. Geoforum, 82, 180-188.
- Silk, M., Caudwell, J. and Gibson, H., 2017. Views on leisure studies: pasts, presents & future possibilities? Leisure Studies.
- Silk, M., Millington, B., Rich, E. and Bush, A., 2016. (Re-)thinking digital leisure. Leisure Studies, 35 (6), 712-723.
- Silk, M., Francombe-Webb, J., Rich, E. and Merchant, S., 2015. On the transgressive possibilities of physical pedagogic practices. Qualitative Inquiry.
- Francombe-Webb, J. and Silk, M., 2015. Young girls embodied experiences of femininity and social class. Sociology.
- Silk, M., 2015. ‘Isles of Wonder’: performing the mythopoeia of utopic multi-ethnic Britain. Media, Culture and Society, 37 (1), 68-84.
- Silk, M., Francombe, J. and Andrews, D.L., 2014. Slowing the social sciences of sport: on the possibilities of physical culture. Sport in Society, 17 (10), 1266-1289.
- Silk, M., 2014. The London 2012 Olympics: The cultural politics of urban regeneration. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 1 (2), 273-293.
- Manley, A. and Silk, M., 2014. Liquid London: Sporting spectacle, britishness and ban-optic surveillance. Surveillance and Society, 11 (4), 360-376.
- Silk, M., Francombe, J. and Andrews, D.L., 2014. Slowing the social sciences of sport: on the possibilities of physical culture. Sport in Society.
- Silk, M., Francombe-Webb, J. and Andrews, D.L., 2014. The corporate constitution of national culture: The mythopoeia of 1966. Continuum, 28 (5), 720-736.
- Andrews, D.L., Batts, C. and Silk, M., 2014. Sport, glocalization and the new Indian middle class. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 17 (3), 259-276.
- Andrews, D.L., Silk, M., Francombe, J. and Bush, A., 2013. McKinesiology. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 35 (5), 335-356.
- Bush, A., Silk, M., Porter, J. and Howe, P.D., 2013. Disability [sport] and discourse: Stories within the Paralympic legacy. Reflective Practice, 14 (5), 632-647.
- Bush, A.J. and Silk, M.L., 2012. Politics, power & the podium: Coaching for Paralympic performance. Reflective Practice, 13 (3), 471-482.
- Silk, M. and Manley, A., 2012. Globalization, urbanization & sporting spectacle in Pacific Asia: Places, peoples & pastness. Sociology of Sport Journal, 29 (4), 455-484.
- Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2011. (Re)Presenting Baltimore: Place, Policy, Politics, and Cultural Pedagogy. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 33 (5), 433-464.
- Silk, M., 2011. Towards a sociological analysis of london 2012. Sociology, 45 (5), 733-748.
- Andrews, D.L. and Silk, M.L., 2011. Physical cultural studies: Engendering a productive dialogue. Sociology of Sport Journal, 28 (1), 1-3.
- Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2011. Toward a physical cultural studies. Sociology of Sport Journal, 28 (1), 4-35.
- Silk, M. and Francombe, J., 2011. The Biggest Loser: the Discursive Constitution of Fatness. Interactions: studies in communication and culture, 1 (3), 369-389.
- Bush, A. and Silk, M., 2010. Towards an evolving critical consciousness in coaching research: The physical pedagogic bricolage. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5 (4), 551-565.
- Andrews, D.L. and Silk, M.L., 2010. Basketball's ghettocentric logic. American Behavioral Scientist, 53 (11), 1626-1644.
- Amis, J. and Silk, M.L., 2010. Transnational organization and symbolic production: Creating and managing a global brand. Consumption Markets and Culture, 13 (2), 159-179.
- Silk, M., 2010. Postcards from pigtown. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 10 (2), 143-156.
- Silk, M.L., Bush, A. and Andrews, D.L., 2010. Contingent intellectual amateurism, or, the problem with evidence-based research. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 34 (1), 105-128.
- Bush, A. and Silk, M., 2010. Towards an evolving critical consciousness in coaching research: The physical pedagogic bricolage. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5 (4), 551-565.
- Falcous, M. and Silk, M., 2010. Olympic bidding, multicultural nationalism, terror, and the epistemological violence of making Britain proud. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 10 (2), 167-186.
- Silk, M.L., 2008. Mow my lawn. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 8 (4), 477-478.
- Amis, J.M. and Silk, M.L., 2008. The philosophy and politics of quality in qualitative organizational research. Organizational Research Methods, 11 (3), 456-480.
- Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2008. Managing Memphis: Governance and regulation in sterile spaces of play. Social Identities, 14 (3), 395-414.
- Silk, M., Schultz, J. and Bracey, B., 2008. From mice to men: Miracle, mythology and the 'Magic Kingdom'. Sport in Society, 11 (2-3), 279-297.
- King-White, R., Silk, M. and Andrews, D., 2008. Revisiting the networked production of the 2003 Little League World Series: Narrative of American Innocence. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4 (3), 183-202.
- Silk, M.L., 2007. Come downtown & play. Leisure Studies, 26 (3), 253-277.
- Falcous, M. and Silk, M., 2006. Global regimes, local agendas: Sport, resistance and the mediation of dissent. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 41 (3-4), 317-338.
- Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2006. The fittest city in America. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 30 (3), 315-327.
- Zhang, T. and Silk, M.L., 2006. Recentering Beijing: Sport, space, and subjectivities. Sociology of Sport Journal, 23 (4), 438-459.
- Friedman, M.T. and Silk, M.L., 2005. Expressing Fenway: Managing and marketing heritage within the global sports marketplace. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 1 (1-2), 37-55.
- Silk, M. and Amis, J., 2005. Sport tourism, cityscapes and cultural politics. Sport in Society, 8 (2), 280-301.
- Silk, M. and Amis, J., 2005. Bursting the tourist bubble: Sport and the spectacularisation of urban space. Sport in Society, 8 (2), 280-301.
- Falcous, M. and Silk, M., 2005. Manufacturing consent: Mediated sporting spectacle and cultural politics of the war on terror. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 1 (1), 59-65.
- Silk, M. and Falcous, M., 2005. One day in september/a week in february: Mobilizing American (sporting) nationalisms. Sociology of Sport Journal, 22 (4), 447-471.
- Amis, J. and Silk, M., 2005. Rupture: Promoting critical and innovative approaches to the study of sport management. Journal of Sport Management, 19 (4), 355-366.
- Friedman, M.T., Andrews, D.L. and Silk, M.L., 2004. Sport and the façade of redevelopment in the postindustrial city. Sociology of Sport Journal, 21 (2), 119-139.
- Silk, M., 2004. A tale of two cities: The social production of sterile sporting space. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 28 (4), 349-378.
- Silk, M., 2002. 'Bangsa Malaysia': Global sport, the city and the mediated refurbishment of local identities. Media, Culture and Society, 24 (6), 775-794+836.
- Silk, M., 2001. Together we're one? The "place" of the nation in media representations of the 1998 Kuala Lumpur commonwealth games. Sociology of Sport Journal, 18 (3), 277-301.
- Silk, M.L. and Amis, J., 2000. Institutional pressures and the production of televised sport. Journal of Sport Management, 14 (4), 267-292.
- Silk, M., Andrews, D. and Thorpe, H., 2017. The Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies. London: Routledge.
- Bush, A., Silk, M., Andrews, D. and Lauder, H., 2013. Sports coaching research: Context, consequences, and consciousness.
- Silk, M., 2013. The cultural politics of post-9/11 American sport: Power, pedagogy and the popular.
- Andrews, D.L. and Silk, M.L., 2012. Sport and neoliberalism: Politics, consumption, and culture.
- Silk, M. and Markula, P., 2011. Qualitative Research for Physical Culture. London: Palgrave-Macmillan.
- Silk, M. and Mason, D., 2005. Qualitative Methods for Sports Studies. Oxfrord: Berg.
- Silk, M. and Andrews, D., 2005. Sport and Corporate Nationalisms. Oxford: Berg.
- Silk, M., 2017. Sporting spectacle, 9/11 and the reconstitution of the American nation. Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict. 192-208.
- Silk, M.L. and Manley, A., 2017. Urban and securitized spaces. Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies. 344-354.
- Silk, M., Francombe-Webb, J. and Andrews, D., 2015. Slowing the Social Sciences of Sport. In: Carlsson, B., ed. The Social Sciences of Sport: A Critical Analysis. London: Routledge.
- Silk, M. and Morgan, H., 2015. The Broadcasters Perspective. In: Parent, M., ed. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management. London: Routledge.
- Caudwell, J., 2015. Sexualities and sport.
- Amis, J. and Silk, M., 2015. The Philosophy & Politics of Quality in Organisational Research. In: Bell, E. and Willmott, H., eds. Qualitative Research in Business and Management. London: Sage.
- Silk, M., 2015. Spectacles. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Amis, J. and Silk, M.L., 2014. Transnational organization and symbolic production: Creating and managing a global brand. Brands: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 119-144.
- Silk, M., 2014. Neoliberalism and sports mega-events. Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases. 50-60.
- Silk, M., 2014. Sport mega-events and neoliberalism. Leveraging Legacies from Sport-Mega Events. Palgrave-MacMilllan.
- Bush, A. and Silk, M., 2014. Politics, Power and the Podium: Coaching for Paralympic Performance. In: Lee, S., Dixon, M. and Ghaye, T., eds. Coaching for Performance: Realising the Olympic Dream. Routledge.
- Silk, M., 2013. The Cultural Politics of Sterile Sporting Space. In: Andrews, D., ed. The Blackwell Companion to Sport. Blackwell.
- Silk, M., 2013. Postcards from Pigtown. Autoethnography. Sage.
- Rick, O., Andrews, D. and Silk, M., 2013. Liquid Beckham. Sports Heroes, Media & Celebrity Culture. New York: Peter Lang.
- Francombe, J.M. and Silk, M.L., 2012. Pedagogies of fat: The social currency of slenderness. Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture. 225-241.
- Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2012. Sport and the neoliberal conjuncture: Complicating the consensus. Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture. 1-19.
- Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2012. The governance of the neoliberal sporting city. Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture. 127-142.
- Silk, M., 2012. Sport & Globalisation. Sports Around the World: History, Culture, Practice. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
- Silk, M., 2012. Media Sport. Sports Around the World: History, Culture, Practice. ABC-Clio.
- White, R., Silk, M.L. and Andrews, D.L., 2012. The little league world series: Spectacle of youthful innocence or spectre of the new right? Youth Culture and Sport: Identity, Power, and Politics. 13-34.
- Silk, M., 2011. 'All these years of hurt': Culture, Pedagogy and 1966 as a Site of National Myth. Turning Points in Sport History. Palgrave-MacMilllan.
- Andrews, D., Mower, R. and Silk, M., 2011. Ghettocentricism and the Essentialized Black Male Athlete. In: Leonard, D., ed. Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports.. New York: Roman & Littlefield.
- Silk, M., 2010. Sport Stadia. Encyclopaedia of Urban Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Silk, M., 2010. Sporting Spectacle and the Post 9/11 Patriarchal Body Politic. The Day that Changed Everything: The Impact of 9/11 on the Media, Arts and Entertainment. New York: Palgrave-MacMilllan.
- Andrews, D., Schultz, J. and Silk, M., 2010. The Olympics and Terrorism. The Politics of the Olympics. London: Routledge.
- Silk, M. and Andrews, D., 2010. Beyond a Boundary: Sport, Transnational Advertising and the Reimagining of National Culture. In: Karen, D., ed. The Sport & Society Reader. London: Routledge.
- Amis, J. and Silk, M., 2009. Rupture: Promoting Critical and Innovative Approaches to the Study of Sport Management. In: Nauright, J., ed. The New Sport Management Reader. FIT.
- Friedman, M. and Silk, M., 2009. Expressing Fenway: Managing and Marketing Heritage within the Global Sports Marketplace. In: Nauright, J., ed. The New Sport Management Reader. FIT.
- Amis, J., Silk, M. and Mower, R., 2009. (Michael) Power, Gendered Subjectivities and Filmic Representation: Brand Strategy and Guinness' Critical Assignment in Africa. In: Wenner, L. and Jackson, S.J., eds. Sport, Beer & Gender: Promotional Culture and Contemporary Social Life. New York: Peter Lang.
- White, R., Silk, M. and Andrews, D., 2008. The 2003 LLWS: Spectacle of Youthful Innocence or Spectre of the New Right? In: Giardina, M. and Donnelly, M., eds. Youth Culture & Sport: Identity, Power & Politics. London: Routledge.
- Andrews, D., Silk, M. and Pitter, R., 2008. Sport and the Polarized American City. Sport in Society. London: Sage.
- Andrews, D.L., Silk, M. and Fitter, R., 2008. Physical culture and the polarised American metropolis. Sport and Society: A Student Introduction, Second Edition. 284-304.
- Andrews, D. and Silk, M., 2007. Basketball, politique et culture de rue. In: Archambaud, F., Artiaga, L. and Bosc, G., eds. Double jeu: Histoire du basketball entre France et Ameriques. Paris: France: Vuibert.
- Jackson, S., Scherer, J. and Silk, M., 2007. Globalisation and Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In: Collins, C., ed. Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand Society. Melbourne: Thomson-Nelson.
- Silk, M. and Amis, J., 2006. Bursting the Tourist Bubble: Sport and the Spectacularization of Urban Space. In: Gibson, H., ed. Sport Tourism: Paradigms and Theories. London: Frank Cass.
- Silk, M., Bracey, B. and Falcous, M., 2006. Performing America's Past: Cold War Fantasies in a Perpetual State of War. In: Wagg, S. and Andrews, D., eds. The New Cold War. London: Routledge.
- Silk, M., Andrews, D. and Cole, C.L., 2005. Corporate Nationalism(s): The Spatial Dimensions of Sporting Capital. In: Silk, M., Andrews, D. and Cole, C.L., eds. Corporate Nationalisms: Sport, Cultural Identity & Transnational Marketing. Oxford: Berg.
- Slack, T. and Hong, F., 2005. Cultural Contradictions / Contradicting Cultures: Transnational Corporatism and the Penetration of the Chinese Market. In: Silk, M., Andrews, D. and Cole, C.L., eds. Corporate Nationalism(s): Sport, Cultural Identity and Transnational Marketing. Oxford: Berg.
- Silk, M. and Andrews, D., 2005. The Spatial Logics of Global Sponsorship: Corporate Capital, Cola Wars and Cricket. In: Amis, J. and Cornwell, B., eds. Global Sport Sponsorship: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Oxford: Berg.
- Silk, M., Mason, D. and Andrews, D., 2005. Encountering the Field: Qualitative Methods for Sports Studies. In: Silk, M., Mason, D. and Andrews, D., eds. Qualitative Methods for Sports Studies. Oxford: Berg.
- Silk, M., 2005. Sporting Ethnography: Philosophy, Methodology & Reflection. In: Silk, M., Mason, D. and Andrews, D., eds. Qualitative Methods for Sports Studies. Oxford: Berg.
- Silk, M. and Chumley, E., 2004. Memphis United: Diasporic Identities, S(t)imulated Spaces and Consumption Economies. Manchester United: Sporting Diaspora and Simulated Consumption. London: Routledge.
- Andrews, D. and Silk, M., 2004. Global Gaming: Cultural Toyotism, Transnational Corporatism and Sport. In: Jackson, S.J., ed. Sport, Culture & Advertising: Identities, Commodities and the Politics of Representation. London: Routledge.
- Silk, M., 2003. Televised Sport Production: Economic Boundaries of Action in a Global Media Age. The Commercialization of Sport. London: Frank Cass.
- Silk, M., Slack, T. and Amis, J., 2003. Bread, Butter & Gravy: An Institutional Approach to Televised Sport Production. A Reader in Sport, Culture and the Media. Open University Press.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N. and Silk, M., 2017. Post-Migrant youth, parkour and the (contested) containment of difference in urban spaces of leisure. In: Leisure Studies Association 4-6 July 2017 Leeds.
- De Lisio, A., Silk, M., Hubbard, P. and Bretas, T., 2017. Sex Work in the Context of 2016 Olympic Host Communities. In: London, Rio, Tokyo Olympic Symposium 8-10 June 2017 Goldsmiths, University of London.
- Silk, M., Andrews, D. and Waldman, D., 2017. Transnational Gentrification, the new Indian Middle-Class and the Socio/Spatial Creation of Cloned Cricket Communities. In: Leisure Studies Association 7-10 July 2015 Bournemouth.
- Silk, M. and Andrews, D., 2014. The Bank, the Bike & the Mayor: Cycling, (the) Capital & Civility. In: Royal Geogrpahic Society Annual Conference 27-30 August 2014 University College London.
- Haydn Morgan. Enhancing social inclusion, educational attainment and employability through Sport for Change: a realist evaluation
- Bethany Cleeve
- Devra Waldman (University of British Columbia, Canada). Men, Materials and Money: A multi-sited global ethnography of sport of sport focussed residential developments in India
- Paradoxes of London 2012: Place, Peoples & Past. Social Science Research Forum, Global Health, Policy & Innovation Unit, BARTS and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, 18th September 2012
- The Politics of Place, the Past & Peoples. William & Mary University (Virginia, USA), 5th July 2012
- Towards a Critical Understanding of London 2012. RIMAD (Research Institute of Media & Design), University of Bedfordshire, 30th March, 2011
- Sport, Globalisation & the Monumental Mega-Spectacle. Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, April 29th 2010
- Governance and Regulation in Sterile Spaces of Play. Co-hosted by Department of Geography & Department of Sport & Exercise Science, Loughborough University, 8th February, 2008
- The New Sporting South: A Response. Towson Academy of Scholars, Towson University, USA, April 12th 2007
- Come Downtown and Play: Commodity Histories and the Spaces of Sport Capital. University of Maryland Sport, Commerce & Culture Symposium. 29th February, 2004
- One Day in September / A Week in February. Northern Illinois Public Lecture Series, DeKalb, IL, USA, 30th June 2004
- The New Cultural Intermediaries: Sport & Corporate Nationalisms. British Sociological Association (sport group), University of Surrey, 24th November 2000
- Re-presenting para-sport bodies: Disability & the cultural legacy of the Paralympics (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Feb 2017). Awarded
- Producing/Consuming ‘Romantic Scotland’: Exhibitions, Heritage, Nation & the Chinese Marke (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Oct 2016). Awarded
- Sex work in the context of sports mega events: Examining the impacts of Rio 2016 (Economic and Social Research Council, 01 Sep 2016). Awarded
- British Council: Sport & Social Transformation in Brazil (British Council, 01 Mar 2015). Awarded
- BRIC Visitors to British Museums (British Council, 01 Feb 2015). Awarded
- Suzhou Heritage & Leisure Management (Jiangsu Provincial Government (PRC), 01 Jun 2013). Awarded
- Three: 30 Club: Enhancing Student Participation (Sport England, 01 May 2011). Awarded
- Using Sport to Address Gender Based Violence (Women Win, 01 Dec 2010). Awarded
- The Symbolic Orchestration of Spectacularized Tourist Space (British Academy, 01 May 2009). Awarded
- Leisure Studies Journal, Guest Editor (2015-2016)
- Communication & Sport, Editorial Board Member (2012-)
- Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise, Editorial Board Member (2011-)
- Leisure Studies, Editorial Board Member (2010-)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, Grant Reviewer (2010-)
- Journal of Sport & Tourism, Editorial Board Member (2006-)
- Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Editorial Board Member (2004-)
- Head of Research & Professional Practice, Department for Sport & Physical Activity
- Director, Sport & Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC)
- Deputy Dean (Research & Professional Practice), Faculty of Management
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Contributor: Kings Cultural Institute 'Beyond Performance' Report into Major Events and Culture (Nov 2013)
- Fudan University Urban Development Institute, Producing and Consuming Narratives of Nation: Using Exhibitions and Events as Tools for Placemaking, 14 Jun 2017, Shanghai
- International Workshop on Heritage Protection and Inbound Tourism, (Digital) City Branding, the Sensual and Overseas Visitor Perceptions, 25 Apr 2017, Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou, China
- Different Bodies: Self-Representation, Disability and the Media, Representing para-bodies: The mediation between production and consumption in Paralympic broadcasting, 23 Jun 2017, University of Westminster
- Arts, Materiality and Representation Conference, Producing/Consuming 'Romantic Scotland' at Nanjing Museum: the Role of State Museums, 01 Jun 2018, British Museum
- Arts, Materiality and Representation Conference, Utilising Large Sites and Historic Buildings for Tourism Promotion: (Re)Presenting Narratives of Nation Through the Arts, 01 Jun 2018, British Museum
- PhD in Sociology of Sport (University of Otago, 2000)
- MA in Physical Education & Recreation (University of Alberta, 1996)
- BA (Hons) in Sport Studies (Southampton University (Chichester), 1994)
- Best Paper Award; Sociology of Sport Journal (North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2002)
- Doris W. Sands Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Maryland, 2007)
- University of Bath Leadership in Teaching & Learning Award (University of Bath, 2013)
- Leisure Studies Association, Member (2015-),