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Donna Woodhouse

Dr Donna Woodhouse PhD, MA, BSocSci (Hons), PGCert in LTHE and SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Summary

I worked for a number of years as a community practitioner and also wrote on women's football for Sportal, as well as being a contributor/monitor for the Guardian's Football AllTalk web site. I came to Hallam in 2006 where I teach, research and publish around the social and cultural aspects of sport and leisure. I gained my first degree from the University of Birmingham’s Department of Cultural Studies, my MA from the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order and my FA and ESRC funded doctorate from the Sir Norman Chester Centre for Football Research, both at the University of Leicester.  A fan of cricket, rugby union and Barnsley FC, I play veterans 5-a-side with little skill but great enthusiasm.

  • About

    Previously a Research Fellow at Hallam, carrying out project evaluation for the UK Home Office, my work focuses on social and cultural issues in sport and leisure. I worked in the voluntary and statutory sectors as a community safety and community development officer and manager on a number of regeneration projects. 

    My work covered areas such as training groups in stadia communities and working with local authorities and professional sports clubs (Federation of Stadium Communities), writing policy (Hammersmith and Fulham Social Services) and addressing on street prostitution, countering hate crimes, supporting drug rehabilitation projects, running initiatives to address city centre retail crime and anti social behaviour (Government Office for the West Midlands SRB). 

    I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as supervising doctoral students.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Social inclusion
    Women's football
    Mindfulness

  • Teaching

    Subject area

    Sociology

    Courses

    BA (Hons) Sports Studies

    Modules

    Across all years, including  Research Methods, Social Formations of Sport and Sport and Deviance

  • Research

    Selected research reports

    2005
    Crabbe, T, Bailey, G Blackshaw, T, Brown, A, Choak, C, Gidley, B,  Mellor, G, O'Connor, K,  Slater, I and Woodhouse, D.  First Interim Yorkshire Positive Futures Case Study Research Report:   Engagement and Relationship Building.  London, Home Office

    Getting to Know You: Engagement and Relationship Building.  First Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report (Crabbe et al). London, Home Office

    2006
    In the Boot Room:  Organisational contexts and partnerships.  Second Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report (Crabbe et al).  London, Home Office

    Knowing the  score: Positive Futures Case Study Research: Final Report,  (Crabbe et al).  London, Home Office

    2009
    Positive Futures:  the local delivery of a national sports-based social inclusion initiative 310-316 in Jutting, D., Schulze, B. and Muller, U. (eds.).  Local sport in Europe.  Proceedings of the 4th European Association of Social Science conference. Munster, Waxmann

    Collaborators and sponsors

    UK Home Office

  • Publications

    Key Publications

    Woodhouse, D., Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Sequerra, R. (2019). Big brother’s little sister: the ideological construction of women’s super league. Sport in Society. http://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2018.1548612

    Fielding-lloyd, B., Woodhouse, D., & Sequerra, R. (2018). ‘More than just a game’: family and spectacle inmarketing the England Women’s Super League. Soccer and Society. http://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2018.1541799

    Woodhouse, D., Hembrough, D., Olusoga, P., Darwin, J., Newton, E., & Pupius, M. (2018). MindfullySTRONG: attention, awareness and flow. Presented at: LARASA International Congress: Leisure Transforming our World, Durban

    Woodhouse, D., Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Sequerra, R. (2018). Big Brother's Little Sister: The Ideological Construction of Women's Super League. Presented at: Shared Solidarities: Galvanising the Women's Movement, Shefield Hallam University

    Woodhouse, D., Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Sequerra, R. (2018). Big Brother's Little Sister: The Ideological Construction of Women's Super League. Presented at: Shared Solidarities: Galvanising the Women's Movement, Shefield Hallam University

    Woodhouse, D., Hembrough, D., Olusoga, P., Darwin, J., Newton, E., & Pupius, M. (2018). MindfullySTRONG: Attention, Awareness and Flow. Presented at: Ninth International Conference on Sport and Society, FIU, Miami

    Woodhouse, D., Hembrough, D., Olusoga, P., Darwin, J., Newton, E., & Pupius, M. (2018). MindfullySTRONG: Attention, Awareness and Flow. Presented at: Ninth International Conference on Sport and Society, FIU, Miami

    Woodhouse, D., & Cherrington, J. (2018). Walking in the shoes of others: Critical reflection in community sport management and physical activity. In Wilson, R., & Platts, C. (Eds.) Managing and developing community sport. (pp. 30-44). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Managing-and-Developing-Community-Sport/Wilson-Platts/p/book/9781138674332

    Fielding-Lloyd, B., Woodhouse, D., & Sequerra, R. (2017). Feminising Football and Its Fandom: The Ideological Construction of Women's Super League. Presented at: International Conference for the Sociology of Gender, Tokyo

    Fielding-Lloyd, B., Woodhouse, D., & Sequerra, R. (2017). Feminising Football and Its Fandom: The Ideological Construction of Women's Super League. Presented at: International Conference for the Sociology of Gender, Tokyo

    Woodhouse, D., & Conricode, D. (2016). A sense of belonging: exploring the impact of football on those seeking asylum in the UK. Presented at: First International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility, Loughborough University

    Woodhouse, D., & Williams, J. (1999). Offside? The position of women in football. London: Garnet.

    Sequerra, R. (n.d.). The FA women's super league : framing developments in elite women's football. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Woodhouse, D., & Fielding-Lloyd, B.

    Journal articles

    Woodhouse, D., & Conricode, D. (2017). 'In-ger-land, In-ger-land, In-ger-land! : exploring the impact of soccer on the sense of belonging of those seeking asylum in the UK. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52 (8), 940-954. http://doi.org/10.1177/1012690216637630

    Woodhouse, D. (2009). ’Joy and Woe’: a season in the life of a Barnsley fan. Soccer Review, 3-6.

    Conference papers

    Woodhouse, D. (2017). Understanding leisure sites: Technology Enhanced Research for Practitioners. Challenges, Choices, Consequences, 84.

    Woodhouse, D. (2007). Positive Futures: the local delivery of a national sports based social inclusion initiative. Proceedings of the 4th EASS Conference.

    Woodhouse, D. (2006). Constraint and Contestation: Gender, Sport and Positive Futures. Sport, Communities and Engagement.

    Woodhouse, D., & Crabbe, T. (2006). Contesting Respect: Mutual Respect, Positive Futures and the Cultural Intermediary. In BSA Annual Conference 2006, Harrogate, 21 April 2006 - 23 April 2006. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/annual-conference-archive/

    Book chapters

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Action Research. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Action Research. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Development. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Development. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Action. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Action. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Partnerships. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Partnerships. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Profiling. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Profiling. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Regeneration. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Regeneration. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Youth Work. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Youth Work. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Studies. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2009). Community Studies. In Key Concepts in Community Studies. SAGE

    Woodhouse, D. (2008). 'Joy and Woe’: a season in the life of a Barnsley fan. In Soccer Review 2008. (pp. 3-6). Gavin Mellor & Patrick Murphy: http://www.cies-uni.org/sites/default/files/Soccer_Review_2008.pdf

    Woodhouse, D. (2005). How PAR Helps Us Reveal The Local Delivery Of A National ‘Brand’. In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies. Academic Conferences Ltd

    Reports

    Woodhouse, D., & Blackshaw, T. (2006). Going the Distance: Impact, journeys and distance travelled. Third Interim National Positive Futures Case Study. London: Home Office.

    Crabbe, T., Bailey, G., Blackshaw, T., Brown, A., Choak, C., Gidley, B., ... Woodhouse, D. (2006). Knowing the score: Positive Futures Case Study Research: Final Report. London: Positive Futures.

    Crabbe, T., Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2006). In the Boot Room: Organisational contexts and partnerships. Home Ofice.

    Crabbe, T., Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2006). In the Boot Room: Organisational contexts and partnerships. Home Ofice.

    crabbe, T., Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2005). First Interim Yorkshire Positive Futures Case Study Research Report. Home Office.

    crabbe, T., Blackshaw, T., & Woodhouse, D. (2005). First Interim Yorkshire Positive Futures Case Study Research Report. Home Office.

    Banda, D., Blackshaw, T., Brown, A., Choak, C., Crabbe, T., Gidley, B., ... Woodhouse, D. (2005). Getting to know you: Engagement and relationship building: First interim national positive futures case study research report. London: Home Office.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Blackshaw, S. (2016). The changing face of gambling: an investigation of serious leisure horserace gamblers. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shibli, S., Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Woodhouse, D.

    Woodhouse, D. (2001). The Post War Development of Football for Females in England: A Cross Cultural and Comparative Study with Norway and the United States of America. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Williams, M.J.

    Presentations

    Woodhouse, D. (2007). Constraint and Contestation: Gender, Sport and Positive Futures. Presented at: International Sport Sociology Conference, Melbourne

    Other publications

    Woodhouse, D. (2003). Engaging Communities: Good Practice Guide to Stadium Development. British Urban Regeneration Association

  • Other activities

    External examiner at the University of Wolverhampton, BA (Hons) Sport Studies and Development
    Reviewer for various international journals

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Late take up of serious leisure

    The Development of the Football Association’s Women’s Super League
    Horse race gambling as serious leisure

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