Former Faculty Research Fellow: College of Social Sciences and Arts.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
The Sociology of Football Fandom
Social Sciences and Arts
I am currently working on a Doctorate which explores relationships between different types of social spacing and the identities of ‘traditional’ travelling football supporters. The research is being supervised by Tony Blackshaw (Director of Studies), Tim Crabbe and Cinnamon Bennett.
Boylan, M., & Woolsey, I. (2015). Teacher education for social justice : mapping identity spaces. Teaching and teacher education, 46, 62-71. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2014.10.007
Woolsey, I. (2010). Train stations and trainers: Observations of simulated football hooliganism in England. Soccer and Society, 11 (5), 588-598. http://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2010.497353
Theses / Dissertations
Woolsey, I. (2018). Away from nothing: An ethnographic study of travelling Sheffield Wednesday supporters. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Blackshaw, T. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00113
I became the careers link for Sociology in September 2012. My main aim is to ensure that students leave the University with a good grasp of the career options which are open to them.