Dr. Donna Woodhouse

Senior Lecturer in Sport Studies

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Email: d.woodhouse@shu.ac.uk

Profile

I gained my first degree from the University of Birmingham’s Department of Cultural Studies, my MA from the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order and my FA and ESRC funded doctorate from the Sir Norman Chester Centre for Football Research, both at the University of Leicester.  Previously a Research Fellow at Hallam, carrying out project evaluation for the UK Home Office, my work focuses on social and cultural issues in sport and leisure. I worked in the voluntary and statutory sectors as a community safety and community development officer and manager on a number of regeneration projects.  My work covered areas such as training groups in stadia communities and working with local authorities and professional sports clubs (Federation of Stadium Communities), writing policy (Hammersmith and Fulham Social Services) and addressing on street prostitution, countering hate crimes, supporting drug rehabilitation projects, running initiatives to address city centre retail crime and anti social behaviour (Government Office for the West Midlands SRB). Additionally, I wrote about women’s football for Sportal.com and was a writer and moderator for the Guardian’s Football AllTalk website.  I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as supervising doctoral students.


Research Interests

My research covers a wide range of issues including: social inclusion, community development, womens football and mindfullness.  I am a reviewer for a number of journals.


Taught Modules

  • Research Matters 1: Process and Practice
  • Professional and Work-Based Practice
  • Social Formations of Sport
  • Sport and Community Development
  • Sport and Deviance

Publications

Cherrington J and Woodhouse, D (in print) Community Sport Management and the Sociological Imagination.

Fielding-Lloyd B, Woodhouse D and Sequerra R. (in print) The media and the development of the WSL.

Woodhouse D, Fielding-Lloyd B and Sequerra R. (in print) Organisational culture and the WSL.

Woodhouse D (2017) Feminising Football and Its Fandom: The Ideological Construction of Women’s Super League. 9th International Conference on Gender Sociology, Tokyo.

Woodhouse D and Conricode D (2016) In-ger-land, In-ger-land, In-ger-land!: exploring the impact of soccer on the sense of belonging of those seeking asylum in the UK. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

Woodhouse D (2015) Book review, Sport, Violence and Society, Young, K. Managing Leisure August

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Action Research. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Development. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Action. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Partnerships. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Profiling. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Regeneration. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Youth Work. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D and Blackshaw T (2010) Community Studies. In: Blackshaw T (ed) Key Concepts in Community Studies. London: Sage.

Woodhouse D (2009) Positive Futures: the local delivery of a national sports-based social inclusion initiative. In: Jutting D, Schulze B and Muller U (eds) Local sport in Europe. Proceedings of the 4th EASS conference, 31 May – 3 June 2007. Munster: Munster Waxmann, 310-316.

Woodhouse D (2008) ‘Joy and Woe’: A season in the life of a Barnsley fan. In: Mellor G and Murphy P (eds) Soccer Review.

Crabbe T, Bailey G, Blackshaw T, Brown A, Choak C, Gidley B, Mellor G, O’Connor K, Slater I and Woodhouse D (2006) In the Boot Room: Organisational contexts and partnerships. Second Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report.

Crabbe T, Bailey G, Blackshaw T, Brown A, Choak C, Gidley B, Mellor G, O’Connor K, Slater I and Woodhouse D (2006) Knowing the score: Positive Futures Case Study Research: Final Report, Home Office.

Crabbe T, Bailey G, Blackshaw T, Brown A, Choak C, Gidley B, Mellor G, O’Connor K, Slater I and Woodhouse D (2005) First Interim Yorkshire Positive Futures Case Study Research Report: Engagement and Relationship Building.

Crabbe T, Bailey G, Blackshaw T, Brown A, Choak C, Gidley B, Mellor G, O’Connor K, Slater I and Woodhouse D. (2005) Getting to Know You: Engagement and Relationship Building. First Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report. Home Office

Woodhouse D (2005) How PAR Helps Us Reveal the Local Delivery of A National ‘Brand’. In: Remenvi D (ed) Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, Dublin. Reading: ACL.

Williams J and Woodhouse D (1999) Offside? The Position of Women in Football. London: Garnet Publishing.