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.
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, J., & Black, J. (2020). Spectres of nature in the trail building assemblage. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, 3 (1), 71-93. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41978-019-00048-w
Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (2020). ‘Nature doesn’t care that we’re there’: Re-Symbolizing Nature’s ‘Natural’ Contingency. International Journal of Žižek Studies, 14 (1), 1-26. http://zizekstudies.org/index.php/IJZS/article/view/1139
Cherrington, J., & Black, J. (2019). Mountain bike trail building, ‘dirty’ work and a new terrestrial politics. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. http://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2019.1698234
Cherrington, J. (2019). Media Review: Joe Bowman and Aaron Bartlett (Directors/Producers), "Gamble", Steel City Media/Creative Concept. International review for the sociology of sport. http://doi.org/10.1177/1012690219843666
Cherrington, J., Black, J., & Tiller, N. (2018). Running away from the taskscape : ultramarathon as ‘dark ecology’. Annals of Leisure Research, 1-21. http://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2018.1491800
Cherrington, J. (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. http://doi.org/10.1177/1012690212461632
Cherrington, J., & Watson, B. (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. http://doi.org/10.1080/19398441.2010.488036
Cherrington, J. (n.d.). The Myth of the Repack Group: Some Problems and Provocations from an Actor-Network Perspective. Leisure Sciences: an interdisciplinary journal.
Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (n.d.). Temporal Ontology in Ecology: Developing an ecological awareness through time, temporality and the past-present parallax. Environmental Philosophy.
Cherrington, J. (n.d.). The Ontopolitics of Mountain Bike Trail Building: Addressing Issues of Access and Conflict in the More-than-Human English Countryside. Somatechnics.
Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (2020). Community as Hyperobject: Exploring the ‘Spectral Plains’ of Leisure. In Glover, T., & Sharpe, E. (Eds.) Leisure and its Communities: Rethinking Mutuality, Collective Expression, and Belonging in the New Century. Routledge
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
Cherrington, J., & Gregory, M. (2017). Where nature and culture coalesce: The social, cultural and political impact of outdoor recreation in Sheffield. In Turner, D., & Carnicelli, S. (Eds.) Lifestyle sports and public policy. (pp. 100-116). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Lifestyle-Sports-and-Public-Policy/Turner-Carnicelli/p/book/9781138652217
Cherrington, J. (2015). Basketball, embodiment and the everyday. In Wellard, I. (Ed.) Researching Embodied Sport : Exploring Movement Cultures. (pp. 101-116). London: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315761121
Cherrington, J. (2020). Mountain bikers can strengthen the connection between humans, nature and recreational space. https://theconversation.com/mountain-bikers-can-strengthen-the-connection-between-humans-nature-and-recreational-space-137206