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Beth Fielding-Lloyd

Dr Beth Fielding-Lloyd SFHEA

Principal Lecturer, Quality and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Lead


Beth joined the teaching team at SHU in 2004. Her main research interests are media representations and equity policies in sport. Her PhD focused on the inclusion and progression of women in football coach education. Beth also oversees the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity's quality assurance processes, with a particular focus on enhancing learning, teaching and assessment.

  • About

    Beth is a Principal Lecturer in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity at Sheffield Hallam University. She has taught and supervised students since 2002 in the social and cultural study of sport. As Quality and LTA lead Beth oversees the quality assurance of our courses and leads enhancement of our learning, teaching and assessment. Beth is an active researcher in the fields of sport inclusion and sport media. Her PhD (awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007) was a critical discourse analysis of gendered organisational practices and identities within grassroots football. Her current research interests are in the fields of equity policies and media representations of gender and nation in sport, and she continues to publish internationally. Beth has recently been working on critical analyses of the professionalisation of women's football in England and content analyses of media representations of gender at international football events.

    Representations of gender and nation in sport; Women's Super League (football); Gender issues in sport; Equity policy in sport; Women working in sport organisations (coaching, playing, management)

  • Teaching

    Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

    Health And Wellbeing

    The Media and Major Sport Events
    UG Project supervision
    PhD supervision


    BA Sport Studies 

    Media Discourses and Sport Journalism, UG Project supervision, PhD supervision

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    Editorial Board member for Communication and Sport

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Gambling, risk and consumerism

    The FA Women's Super League: Framing developments in elite women's football

  • Media

    Beth teaches sport sociology, focusing particularly on sports media, social inclusion and gender issues. Her research centres on women working in sport organisations, affirmative action policies in sport and the relationship between sport and the mass media. She researched representations of gender in media coverage of the London 2012 Olympics and is now doing an analysis of how both gender and the different home nations are represented in BBC Sport news.

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