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.