Associate Professor Leisure Cultures, Bournemouth University

Jayne’s teaching and research interests are concerned with leisure and sport cultures, feminist theory, theories of sexualities and qualitative research methodologies. She joined Bournemouth University in 2015 as Associate Professor & Head of Research in the Department of Events & Leisure.

Jayne’s academic citizenship includes Managing Editor of Leisure Studies, Associate Editor of Sociology of Sport Journal, editorial board member for Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, and Journal of Sport and Social Issues. She reviews for journals including: Emotion, Space & Society; Feminist Review; Gender, Place & Culture; Gender & Society; Gender Studies; Journal of Homosexuality; Men & Masculinities; New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film; Journal of Film & Screen Media; Research in Social Movements, Conflict & Change; Sexualities; Soccer & Society; Sociological Inquiry; Sport & Society; Symbolic Interaction. She has reviewed grant applications for: Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands; Research Foundation Flanders; Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada; Economic & Social Research Council.

Jayne served as executive committee member for Leisure Studies Association for 8 yrs., including 3 yrs. as Publications Officer. She chaired LSA conferences—Leeds 2004 & Brighton 2007—and was on a number of conference committees including: Sport, Leisure & Social Justice, (2013); Justin Campaign Symposium: Campaigning for Change in Sport, (2012); Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui, University of Waikato (2010-2014). She has examined 12 PhDs and external examined UG programmes at Huddersfield, Wolverhampton, Leeds Beckett & Bath Universities.

Her community engagement involves volunteering for organisations, including: EuroPride 2015, Latvia; The Clock Tower Sanctuary (a drop-in centre for young homeless people); The Justin Campaign; and Football 4 Peace.


  • –present
    Associate Professor Leisure Cultures, Bournemouth University


  • 2001 
    University of North London, PhD