Jayne’s teaching and research interests are concerned with leisure and physical activity cultures, feminist theory, theories of sexualities and qualitative research methodologies.
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; Environment & Planning A; European Physical Education Review; Feminist Review; Gender, Place & Culture; Gender & Society; Gender Studies; International Review for the Sociology of Sport; Journal of Homosexuality; Leisure Studies; Men & Masculinities; New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film; Journal of Film & Screen Media; Organizational Ethnography; Qualitative Sociology; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health; Research in Social Movements, Conflict & Change; Sexualities; Soccer & Society; Sociology; Sociological Inquiry; Social & Cultural Geography; Sociology; Sociology of Sport Journal; Sport & Society; Symbolic Interaction; Urban Studies.
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 15 PhDs and external examined UG programmes at Huddersfield, Wolverhampton, Leeds Beckett, Bath and Brunel 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.