History and sociology of sport

Sport is a social practice with a history as long as those of human communities. Sport is also typically a highly organised practice, with formal and informal codes and rules, and stratified structures of participation from amateur to professional, beginner to elite. Sport also has complex relationships to other social institutions, such as the nation state, the local community, and the school. Accordingly, this area of research provides ample material for historical and sociological analysis.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr Kellie Burns Senior Lecturer, Health Education and Professional Practice; Research Progress Manager – Division of Doctoral Studies
Keywords: gender, sexuality, sexual citizenship, gender/sexuality and sport, sexualities education, pedagogies of health and wellbeing, school as clinical setting
Dr Steve Georgakis Senior lecturer of pedagogy and sports studies
Lana Leslie Lecturer