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Dr Donna Woodhouse BSocSci, MA, PhD

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

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Health And Wellbeing

Courses
BA (Hons) Sports Studies, BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management, BSc (Hons) Sport Development with Coaching

Modules
Across all years, including Research Methods, Social Formations of Sport, Sport and Society, Understanding Sport and Physical Activity, Sport and Deviance and Social Perceptions of Leisure


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., & 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

Sequerra, R. (2014). The FA women's super league : framing developments in elite women's football. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Woodhouse, D., & Fielding-Lloyd, B.

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

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., 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

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

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., 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., 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

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

Review Editor, Frontiers: history, culture and sociology of sport.

Postgraduate supervision

Late take up of serious leisure

Barriers to BAME participation in female football


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

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