Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


  • 2020:

    Hobson, M. and Whigham, S. (2020) 'As white sports lecturers, we're learning how to make our classroom less racist', The Guardian.

    Whigham, S. (2020) ‘Sport and secessionist nationalism in Scotland’. In Vaczi, M. and Bairner, A. (eds) Sport and Secessionist Nationalism. London: Routledge.

    White, A.J. (2020) '#BanTackling: An issue of athlete welfare for why tackling should be removed from physical education and school sport'. In Lang, M. (ed) Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare. London: Routledge.


    Molnar, G. and Whigham, S. (2019) ‘Radical Right Populist Politics in Hungary: Reinventing the Magyars through Sport’, International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

    Humphries, C., Gaston, L., Magrath, R., and White, A.J., (2019) 'Exploring the attitudes towards homosexuality of a semi-professional Swedish football team with an openly gay teammate' in The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport, London: Palgrave.

    Morgan, H., Parker, A., and Roberts, W. (2019) Community Sport Programmes and Social Inclusion: What Role for Positive Psychological Capital?, Sport in Society, 22 (6).

    Vaczi M, Bairner A, and Whigham S, (2019) 'Where extremes meet: Sport, nationalism and secessionism in Catalonia and Scotland', Nations and Nationalism

    Whigham S, (2019) 'Nationalism, party political discourse and Scottish independence: comparing discursive visions of Scotland’s constitutional status' Nations and Nationalism 25 (4) pp.1212-1237

    Whigham S, and Black J, (2019) 'London 2012, Glasgow 2014 and athletes as political symbols – the precarious positioning of athletes within the evolving contemporary politics of the United Kingdom', European Journal for Sport and Society

    Whigham S, Hobson M, Batten J, and White AJ, (2019) 'Reproduction in physical education, society and culture: the physical education curriculum and stratification of social class in England' Sport, Education and Society (2019)

    Whigham S, Lopez-Gonzalez H, and Ramon X, (2019) '"Més que un joc?": sport and contemporary political nationalism in Scotland and Catalonia, Journal of Sport and Social Issues.

    White AJ, and Franks B, (2019) 'Film Review: Concussion (2015) Sony Pictures Entertainment', International Review for the Sociology of Sport

    White AJ, Robinson S, Bullingham R, Anderson E, Pollock A, and Scoats R, (2019) 'The lack of age representation in the governance of rugby union in England' Sociology of Sport Journal (2019)


    Anderson, E. and White, A.J. (2018) Sport, Theory and Social Problem: A Critical Introduction (2nd Edition), London: Routledge.

    Batten J, Ripley M, Anderson E, Batey J, and, White AJ, (2018) 'Still an Occupational Hazard? The Relationship between Homophobia, Heteronormativity, Student Learning and Performance, and an Openly Gay University Lecturer' Teaching in Higher Education

    Hobson, M. and Whigham, S. (2018) ‘White privilege, empathy and alterity in higher education – teaching about race and racism in the sociology of PE and sport’. In Arday, J., and Mirza, H. (eds.) Dismantling Race in Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Phelan, S. and Griffiths, M. (2018) Reconceptualising professional learning through knowing-in-practice: a case study of a coaches high performance centre, Sports Coaching Review, DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2018.1424405.

    Whigham, S. and Bairner A. (2018) Analysing sport policy and politics: the promises and challenges of synthesising methodological approaches. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 10 (4): 721-740.

    Whigham, S. and Black, J. (2018) Glasgow 2014, the media and Scottish politics - the (post)imperial symbolism of the Commonwealth Games. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 20 (2): 360-378.

    Whigham, S. and Gibbons, T. (2018) 'The Auld Enemy? : exploring the England vs. Scotland rivalry from the perspective of soccer fans', Soccer & Society. 19 (5/6): 673-686.

    White, A.J., Magrath, R. and Thomas, B. (2018) The experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual students and staff at a Further Education college in South East England, British Educational Research Journal, 44 (3): 480-495.


    Black, J. and Whigham, S. (2017) ‘Team GB’ or ‘Team Scotland’? Media representations of ‘Britishness’ and ‘Scottishness’ at London 2012 and Glasgow 2014. Journalism. DOI: 10.1177/1464884917736002.

    Murray A, and White AJ, (2017) 'Twelve not so angry men: Inclusive masculinities in Australian contact sports', International Review for the Sociology of Sport 52 (5), pp.536-550

    Robinson S, Anderson E, and White AJ, (2017) 'The bromance: undergraduate male friendships and the expansion of contemporary homosocial boundaries' Sex Roles 78 (1/2)  pp.94-106.

    Robinson S, White AJ, and Anderson E (2017), 'Privileging the bromance: a critical appraisal of romantic and bromantic relationships', Men and Masculinities.

    Whigham, S. (2017) The SNP, Scottish Labour and Glasgow 2014 – contrasting political narratives of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Scottish Affairs. 26 (3): 271-296.

    Whigham, S. (2017) Sending ‘Proud Edward’s Army’ tae think again: a Scottish perspective on the quest for an English identity in sport. In Malcolm, D., and Gibbons, T. (eds.) Sport and English National Identity in a ‘Disunited Kingdom’ (pp170-183). London: Routledge.

    Whigham, S. (2017) The politics of the Commonwealth Games. In Bairner, A., Kelly, J., and Lee, J.W. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics (pp507-519). London: Routledge.

    Whigham, S. and May, A. (2017) 'Sport for Yes'? The role of sporting issues in pro-independence political discourse during the Scottish independence referendum campaign. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 9 (3): 557-572.

    White, A.J. and Hobson, M. (2017) Teachers' stories: physical education teachers' constructions and experiences of masculinity within secondary school physical education, Sport, Education and Society, 22 (8): 905-918.



    Murray A, White AJ, Scoats R, and Anderson E, (2016) 'Constructing Masculinities in the National Rugby League's Footy Show', Sociological Research Online 21 (3).

    White AJ, and Robinson S, (2016) 'Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury: Some Research Perspectives', Boyhood Studies 9 (2),  pp.73-91


    Whigham, S.(2015) 'Internal migration, sport and the Scottish diaspora in England'. Leisure Studies. 34 (4): 438-456.


    Bairner, A. and Whigham, S. (2014) 'Sport and the Scottish diaspora'. In Leith, M.S., and Sim, D. (eds.) The Scottish Diaspora: Connecting with the Homeland (pp206-221), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

    Whigham, S.(2014) ‘‘Anyone but England’? Exploring anti-English sentiment as part of Scottish national identity in sport’, International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 49 (2): 152-174.