Dr Stuart Whigham

PhD Sociology of Sport; MSc Sociology of Sport; BSc (Hons.) Sport and Recreation Management

Senior Lecturer in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Stuart Whigham

Role

Stuart's teaching interests link to both his academic specialisms in the field of the sociology and politics of sport, and his professional experiences in physical education. He currently teaches across a range of modules on the Sport, Coaching and Physical Education degree programme, with his main teaching and module leadership responsiblities focused on our modules linked to the field of the sociology of sport.

Stuart also acts as the Postgraduate Research Tutor for the Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work, with responsibilities for postgraduate research student matters within the Department.

Teaching and supervision

Courses

Modules taught

  • An Introduction to the Sociology of Sport
  • Global and Cultural Studies in Sport
  • Research Methods for Sport and Health Sciences
  • Advanced Social Theory in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education
  • Pedagogic Practice in Coaching and Physical Education
  • Project / Dissertation

Supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate research students with interests within the field of the sociology and politics of sport, for consideration for the Faculty of Health and Life Science's MA/MSc by Research and MPhil/PhD research degree programmes:  Oxford Brookes University - Research Degrees

MA by Research

  • Tom Pill - 'Do women get the same opportunities in horse racing as men? A Bourdieusian study'
  • Harry Spinks - 'You can’t sit with us: habitus, capital, and socio-economic background in the established status of university sports'
  • Hattie Little - 'Why do Channel Four and the British Broadcasting Company portray disability and disability sport differently? A media content and production analysis.'

MPhil/PhD

  • Bonnie Lunn - 'Antisemitism in English football: a case study of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club' 
  • Josh Rowan - 'Being, becoming and embodying strength: the anthropology of sport, cultural creation of strength and its relationship to holistic health'
  • Fiyory Ghezae - 'Nonlinear pedagogy to support children in play and physical activity'

Research

Stuart's research interests revolve around the sociology and politics of sport, with a particular interest in the study of national identity, nationalism and sport; the politics of sport and sporting events; the politics of the Commonwealth Games; the sociology and politics of Scottish sport; and, sport and the Scottish diaspora.

Centres and institutes

Groups

Publications

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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy