Jim joined the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity in September 2010 having been a postgraduate researcher at Leeds Metropolitan University where he undertook a visual ethnography of identity, the body and everyday life in basketball. Jim is currently investigating the relationship between mountain biking and the 'wildnerness', with a specific focus on the dynamic between sport, nature and place. He is interested in methodological innovation, both in his work on visual methodologies and in terms of the promotion of creative forms of representation. He is an active researcher in the Academy of Sport, contributing regularly to work around the social impact of sport and leisure.
Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
Health And Wellbeing
BA (Hons) Sports Studies
Understanding Physical Activity, Alternative Physical Activities, Football and Society
Defining the Social, Cultural and Political Impact of Outdoor Activities in Sheffield
CHERRINGTON, James, GREGORY, Maxine (forthcoming). 'Out of the Mills and Into the Hills: The Social, Cultural and Political Impact of Outdoor Activities in Sheffield', In: CARNICELLI-FILHO, Sandro, TURNER, Daniel (Eds), Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy. London: Routledge.
CHERRINGTON, James, WOODHOUSE, Donna (2016). 'Community Sport Management and the Sociological Imagination', In: WILSON, Robert, PLATTS, Chris (Eds), Community Sport Management. London: Routledge.
CHERRINGTON, James, BLACK, Jack and TILLER, Nicholas (2018). Running away from the taskscape : ultramarathon as ‘dark ecology’. Annals of Leisure Research, 1-21.
WOODHOUSE, Donna and CHERRINGTON, James (2018). Walking in the shoes of others: Critical reflection in community sport management and physical activity. In: WILSON, Robert and PLATTS, Chris, (eds.) Managing and developing community sport. London, Routledge, 30-44.
CHERRINGTON, James and GREGORY, Maxine (2017). Where nature and culture coalesce: The social, cultural and political impact of outdoor recreation in Sheffield. In: TURNER, Daniel and CARNICELLI, Sandro, (eds.) Lifestyle sports and public policy. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society . London, Routledge, 100-116.
CHERRINGTON, James (2015). Basketball, embodiment and the everyday. In: WELLARD, Ian, (ed.) Researching Embodied Sport : Exploring Movement Cultures. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society . London, Routledge, 101-116.
CHERRINGTON, James (2014). 'It's just superstition I suppose ... I've always done something on game day': The construction of everyday life on a university basketball team. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49 (5), 509-525.
CHERRINGTON, James and WATSON, Beccy (2010). Shooting a diary, not just a hoop: using video diaries to explore the embodied everyday contexts of a university basketball team. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2 (2), 267-281.
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